#design for cerebral palsy

Ron Rambo was born with Cerebral Palsy… CP is a group of permanent movement disordes that appear in early childhood and symptons include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors. It is caused by the abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance and posture. Ron has started a

PVC the new asbestos ?

“According to a new whitepaper report by Perkins+Will, “What’s New (and What’s Not) With PVC,” in spite of recent advances in plastic chemistry PVC is still responsible for a range of environmental and human health hazards created in multiple stages of its manufacturing process.”

I have often maintained, with my disdain on PVC windows and cladding, that PVC would one day be a health risk the same way asbestos is now understood.

While the risks with PVC are very different, I challenge why, as an industry, we cannot simply revert to natural, renewable and sustainably sourced materials…?

 

Perkins+Will Suggests Alternative Materials to Replace Health-Threatening PVC

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