Green builders honing in on indoor toxins

Building materials evaluated for potential health impacts

In addition to the smog on the horizon searing our lungs, the sun’s ultraviolet rays baking our skin, and the distracted driver bearing down on us as we cross the street, we can add to our list of potential health concerns the walls, flooring, pipes and other components of the buildings we live, work and play in.

As the post-industrial era deepens, maybe we should start wearing hazmat suits.