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Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment by Maibritt Pedersen Zari, Brenda Vale, Emina K. Petrovic

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New and less recognized risks with building materials

Volatile organic compounds, replacement chemicals, and nanoparticles

Emina Kristina Petrović,    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

This chapter uses a range of substances to evaluate how substances of some concern, but where there is limited knowledge of the actual extent of concern, are dealt with at the point of their introduction into more intense manufacturing. The core question is whether current procedures indicate that substances with some concern are treated in a way that could prevent repeats of past problem experiences.

Problem patterns when dealing with on-going low-level suspicion that certain substances might be harmful are discussed, as are ...

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