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Advances in the toxicity of construction and building materials / Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Joseph O. Falkinham, Jerzy Galaj

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 9780128245330

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Presents the potential and toxic effects of building materials on human health, along with tactics on how to minimize exposure. Chapters are divided into four sections covering the toxicity of indoor environments, fire toxicity, radioactive materials, and toxicity from plastics, metals, asbestos, nanoparticles and construction wastes. Key chapters focus on the reduction of chemical emissions in houses with eco-labelled building materials and potential risks posed by indoor pollutants that may include volatile organic compounds (VOC), formaldehyde, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), radon, NOx, asbestos and nanoparticles.

Subject: Building materials, Construction Materials Construction materials, Building materials, Construction Matériaux, Hazardous substances, Industrial toxicology, Toxicologie industrielle, Air Contaminants, Atmospheric pollution, hazardous pollutant, Toxic gases, Natural radioactivity in cement, Radioactivity in building materials, Recycling of radioactive phosphogypsum wastes, Radioactive phosphogypsum wastes, Concrete leaching