Health Product Declarations (HDPs) are a critical next step to improving the standard for the types of materials we use in our commercial buildings. HPDs encourage manufacturing transparency and give the consumer access to information they need to make decisions about what is going in their home.
HDPs offer a standardized method of reporting material content of finished products as well as how that content may influence human health. Consumers can use this information to make informed decisions about the building materials and furniture they use in their homes. This article describes how to use an HPD to make buying decisions.