Healthy material labs: raising awareness about toxic materials in building products


New York City

Engagement strategy

Capacity building



Circular principle

Use life-friendly chemistry

Context and objective

More and more studies show that building materials directly affect human health. Healthy Materials Lab is addressing the most critical issues facing the most vulnerable populations.


Description of initiative

Healt Healthy Materials Lab is a design research lab at Parsons School of Design. The organization is dedicated to a world in which people’s health is placed at the center of all design decisions.

The lab is committed to raising awareness about toxics in building products and to creating resources for the next generation of designers and architects to make healthier places for all people to live.

More info:

Healthy Materials lab website

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