"Intended for architects and designers, the database can also be used by nonprofessionals, including anyone shopping for home-improvement products." The New York Times"People make sophisticated choices every time they go grocery shopping. Or buy baby bottles or toys. There’s no reason it can’t be the same with building products" says Mr. Syrett in the interview in the above article from The New York Times, where you can read more about this project.
Important: An online database of hazardous building materials
Many architects and designers - including me - belief that products that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment should not be used in our projects. That is what made Peter Syrett, an architect, and Chris Youssef, an interior designer, create a database linking common forms of flooring, lumber, wiring, pipes and other construction materials to government warnings about the substances contained in them.