28 Apr '16, 7pm

Product transparency and informed decision-making at ASSA ABLOY

Amy Vigneux is the manager of sustainable building solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions , a USGBC Platinum member . Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Arlene Blum speak about her work as an environmental health scientist, mountaineer and writer. Arlene discussed her research around Tris, the flame retardant that, until recently, was commonly used in children’s sleepwear and also in household furniture. Tris is a potent carcinogen. As we listened to Arlene speak, we looked around at one another, completely dumbfounded. Why had we not questioned what is in these products, and the danger they pose to our families and ourselves, sooner? What other products do we use on a daily basis that may cause harm? These are precisely the questions many consumers are asking now, taking into consideration what is in a product, how it is made, and where it comes from. As a ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/product-transparency-and-in...

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