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"Firestopping Penetrations, More Than Just Red Caulk" by Jay Peters

A Hot Topic - Firestopping

The Economics of Phasing out PVC by Frank Ackerman, Tufts University
Penny Wise or Pound Foolish by Francesca Dunbar

“Tyler Pipe and Coupling, What Was Old is New Again” by Francesca Dunbar
Environmental Impacts of PVC by Joe Thornton, PhD 2002
Building Materials – They comply with code, but are they safe? By Jay Peters 2016
McWane Plumbing - Suggested Specifications

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Firestopping, Part I
What is that red, silly putty all over those pipes and penetrating the wall? If it is red, is it really good. What if it... Read More >>

Firestopping, Part II
The design of firestop systems is quickly becoming a highly complicated and highly specialized area. A particular... Read More >>

Chemical Exposure Risks in Schools
There is often more discussion about poison prevention in the home, but schools house many chemicals that... Read More >>

Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors
There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain... Read More >>

PVC, the Poison Plastic
Healthy schools free from toxins are critical to a child's health and well-being. Most of the time spent during the... Read More >>

How to Create Greener and Healthier Schools
Children are not "little adults" - their developing brains and bodies, their metabolism and behaviors make them... Read More >>

PVC: Unhealthy for Our Children’s Health and Schools
For much of the time when their bodies and intellect are developing, children are in school. It's therefore critical to... Read More >>

Firefighter Cancer Whitepaper
In late April 2013, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) inviteda small group of experts to Indianapolis to... Read More >>