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@HBNJim and @LottsofHBN warn of asthma-causing chemicals in building products

The Healthy Building Network (HBN) is urging building product design and selection to account for asthmagens, but some question whether its precautionary approach is premature. By Candace Pearson The new report cautions that semi-volatile and non-volatile compounds not captured by IAQ screening may be asthma triggers or even cause asthma. The Healthy Building Network (HBN) has released a report that calls for new asthma prevention strategies after finding many chemicals associated with asthma are present in building materials and might have exposure pathways that are rarely considered. The report is largely based on “logical arguments,” in the words of a coauthor, and does not introduce new empirical evidence attributing chemicals in building materials to the rising rates of asthma—rates that are not completely understood by scientists but are generally linked with respira...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2014/1/31/R...

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