Are antibacterial building materials making you unhealthy?

June 9, 2016 by  
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Green chemistry and the microbiome in healthy buildings.

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

February 6, 2014 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5+Design , anti-obesity architecture , Design for Health , exercise , exercise in the built environment , fitness , healthy buildings , healthy environments , obesity , physical activity        

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Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior

February 6, 2014 by  
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Image via Shutterstock When crime rates dropped sharply and unexpectedly across the United States during the 1990s, many were left baffled at the precipitous plunge. Though city officials may be quick to credit police efforts, there’s another theory gaining momentum. According to Lauren Wolf’s new article for Chemical and Engineering News , studies show that lead exposure may have caused spikes in criminal activity. The toxic substance was banned and regulated in the 1970s, which could account for the drop in violent crime. Read the rest of Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1990s crime rate , Chemical and Engineering News , criminal behavior , EPA lead ban , lead ban , lead exposure , lead poisoning , lead-based paint , lead-induced crime , violent crime        

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USGBC sparks Healthy Buildings movement with help from Adobe to XL

October 28, 2013 by  
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The USGBC is teaming up with building companies, tech giants such as Adobe and Google, and healthcare providers to accelerate healthful building standards.

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