Toxicity of Building Materials

From long-standing worries regarding the use of lead and asbestos to recent research into carcinogenic issues related to the use of plastics in construction, there is growing concern regarding the potential toxic effects of building materials on health. Toxicity of building materials provides an essential guide to this important problem and its solutions. Beginning with an overview of the material types and potential health hazards presented by building materials, the book goes on to consider key plastic materials. Materials responsible for formaldehyde and volatile organic compound emissions, as well as semi-volatile organic compounds, are then explored in depth, before a review of wood preservatives and mineral fibre-based building materials. Issues related to the use of radioactive materials and materials that release toxic fumes during burning are the focus of subsequent chapters, followed by discussion of the range of heavy metals, materials prone to mould growth, and antimicrobials. Finally, Toxicity of building materials concludes by considering the potential hazards posed by waste based/recycled building materials, and the toxicity of nanoparticles. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Toxicity of building materials is an invaluable tool for all civil engineers, materials researchers, scientists and educators working in the field of building materials. Provides an essential guide to the potential toxic effects of building materials on healthComprehensively examines materials responsible for formaldehyde and volatile organic compound emissions, as well as semi-volatile organic compoundsLater chapters focus on issues surrounding the use of radioactive materials and materials that release toxic fumes during burning

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  • Author : Said Jalali
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 506 pages
  • ISBN : 9780081016367
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Toxicity of Building Materials

Toxicity of Building Materials
  • Author : Said Jalali,Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Aleksandra Fucic
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 27 August 2012
GET THIS BOOKToxicity of Building Materials

From long-standing worries regarding the use of lead and asbestos to recent research into carcinogenic issues related to the use of plastics in construction, there is growing concern regarding the potential toxic effects of building materials on health. Toxicity of building materials provides an essential guide to this important problem and its solutions. Beginning with an overview of the material types and potential health hazards presented by building materials, the book goes on to consider key plastic materials. Materials responsible

Toxicity of Building Materials

Toxicity of Building Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,S Jalali,Aleksandra Fucic
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 13 August 2012
GET THIS BOOKToxicity of Building Materials

From long-standing worries regarding the use of lead and asbestos to recent research into carcinogenic issues related to the use of plastics in construction, there is growing concern regarding the potential toxic effects of building materials on health. Toxicity of building materials provides an essential guide to this important problem and its solutions. Beginning with an overview of the material types and potential health hazards presented by building materials, the book goes on to consider key plastic materials. Materials responsible

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Luisa F. Cabeza,Joao Labrincha,Aldo Giuntini de Magalhaes
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 14 February 2014
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Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. Reviews ways of assessing

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal,Said Jalali
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 July 2011
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Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials provides essential reading about materials for the construction industry in the twenty-first century. It covers the latest findings in the field, especially the toxicity aspects, embodied energy, construction and demolition wastes, the use of wastes in concrete, masonry units, materials reinforced with vegetable fibres, earth construction, the durability aspects, and also the importance of nanotechnology to the development of more environmentally-friendly materials. Based on more than nine hundred references, Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials is

Fire and Polymers

Fire and Polymers
  • Author : Gordon Leonard Nelson,Gordon L. Nelson
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 13 June 1990
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As the focus of fire research shifts from improvements in flame extinguishing to the development of fire-retardant and fire-resistant materials, polymers are playing an increasingly important role. This new volume provides an examination of this important research. Among the topics covered in its 34 chapters are: toxic smoke and particulate matter; fire retardants and fire retardant commodity plastics; fire retardancy in engineering plastics; fire and cellulosics; and fire performance, testing and risk. Contributions come from sources as diverse as the Center

Fire Toxicity

Fire Toxicity
  • Author : A A Stec,T R Hull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 March 2010
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Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity. This is the first reference work on fire toxicity and the only scientific publication on the subject in the last 15 years. Assessment of toxic effects