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NY Times Op Eds Show Why LEED Chemical Credits Are Needed @NickKristof

NY Times Op Eds Show Why LEED Chemical Credits Are Needed Bill Walsh By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Healthy Building Network August 28, 2012 This past Sunday's New York Times Week In Review contained two important opinion editorials that underscore both the need for the proposed LEED credits on chemical disclosure and avoidance, and why these proposals have earned the US Green Building Council (USGBC) such vicious attacks from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the trade association of the chemical industry. A new study from the peer reviewed journal Endocrinology measuring low dose impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals triggered Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to write : The study is devastating for the chemical industry. . . . . the opposition to endocrine disruptors is led by toxicologists, endocrinologists, urologists and pediatricians. These are serious sci...

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