Nanotechnology in construction and demolition: what we know, what we don’t

Nanotechnology is an exciting, innovative area promising great benefits to many areas of life, industry and commerce, including construction and the built environment.

However there remains concerns about the health impacts from nanotechnologies. We don’t know which materials contain nanoparticles; we don’t know which nanoparticles are present; we don’t know how easily they could become bio-available; and we don’t know what to do if they do become bio-available.

This research, aimed to provide some clarity regarding the current use of nanomaterials in the built environment and was undertaken by Loughborough University. A supplementary guide has been developed for health and safety practitioners and industry stakeholders.

Nanotechnology in construction and demolition IOSH report

Nanotechnology in construction and demolition: what we know, what we don’t
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Nanotechnology in construction and demolition: Guidance for industry
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