An overview of health hazards from materials
Application of principles
Emina Kristina Petrović, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
This chapter provides quick and indicative reviews of a number of chemicals and materials in terms of their progression to recognition of their potential harmfulness. Polymers are reviewed as a family, with a special focus on plastics and film-forming finishes (paints, varnishes, and oils). Alternatives to conventional plastics in terms of biopolymers are discussed. Following the examination of human-made materials, a range of natural materials are considered. Health issues with naturally occurring radon radiation and titanium dioxide are discussed, followed by a review of linoleum ...
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