A recent post on re-nest.com cautions homeowners about harmful effects of some building materials, which are specified in a “precautionary list” produced by Perkins + Will. (See the Jan/Feb 2010 Texas Architect for the Editor’s Note about that list and the firm’s research into dangerous chemicals commonly used in building construction.)
The blog links directly to the P+W list (http://transparency.perkinswill.com/), recommending it for those homeowners who “sometimes feel like you're fighting a losing battle” in avoiding embodied chemicals that pose health hazards within the household environment. Alphabetically searchable by chemical name, the list provides summaries of possible health hazards.
The website re-nest.com is a subsidiary of Apartment Therapy, whose own portal describes its mission as “helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.”