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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction by M Diamanti, C Goran-Granqvist, A Nazari, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Safety issues relating to nanomaterials for construction applications

M Spitzmiller, S Mahendra and R Damoiseaux,     University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Abstract:

Nanotechnology holds great promise for advancements in medicine, basic science and engineering, not the least for the construction industry. Here, nanomaterials are used in a variety of eco-efficient applications including improved mechanical properties, interior light control, renewable energy harvesting, and advanced durability. However, the long-term safety aspects of these novel materials are poorly understood. While toxicological liabilities have been discovered in the laboratory for all known classes of nanomaterials, it is unclear how much toxic potential ...

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