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HBN Responds to the Formaldehyde Council

On January 21, 2009, Healthy Building News published an article in its "Did You Know" series pointing out that fiberglass batt insulation can release potentially hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing chemical. The article also noted that an increasing number of batt insulation products are now available with no added formaldehyde.

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On April 16, HBN Policy Director, Tom Lent, received his second EPA Region IX Environmental Award, this time for his work in developing HBN’s Pharos building materials evaluation system. The EPA saluted Tom and the entire Pharos Project staff for their efforts to re-define green labeling practices and establish comprehensive and transparent evaluation methods in line with environmental health and justice principles.

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