Nanotechnology safety in construction and demolition

16 January 2018

Article: 52/0203

Estimates suggest that by 2025 up to half of new building materials might contain nanomaterials. However, what is known about where and how these ‘ingredients’ are used is incomplete. For all their benefits, these very small-scale particles and fibres could also carry risks.

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has recently published guidance based on investigations by a team of Loughborough University researchers who set out to discover what is known about the prevalence of nanomaterials in construction, to test possible risks in the lab and to give guidance for manufacturers of nanomaterials or products containing them and people working in construction or demolition.

Source: iosh, 8 January 2018