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Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality: Volume 2 (Paperback)

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In Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality: Volume 2 Tom Woolley uses new research to continue to advocate for limiting the use of hazardous materials in construction and raise awareness of the links between pollutants found in building materials, poor indoor air quality and health problems. Chapters in this volume reinforce previous arguments and present new ones covering:

  • Further evidence of the health impacts of hazardous emissions from materials
  • Hazardous materials to be avoided and why
  • Fire and smoke toxicity - the Lakanal House and Grenfell Tower legacy
  • Sub-standard retrofits leading to damp and mould in previously sound houses
  • A critical review of recent reports from UK Government and others on air quality and health problems including policy changes on flame retardants
  • Growing evidence of cancer risks and the failure of cancer research organisations to address these issues
  • A critical review of recent climate change and zero carbon policies and a discussion on whether extreme energy efficiency is a good thing

This book asks some important and, for some, uncomfortable questions, but in doing so it brings to light important areas for research and provides much needed guidance for architects, engineers, construction professionals, students and researchers on hazardous materials and how to reduce their use and design and build healthier buildings for all occupants.

About the Author

Tom Woolley started his career as a practising Architect in Scotland and London. He moved into research and teaching, working in Glasgow, Hull and Belfast where he was Professor of Architecture at Queen's University. He is the author of numerous books including Natural Building Techniques, Thermal Insulation Materials for Building Applications and was co-editor of the award-winning Green Building Digest. He has continued to lead seminars and hands-on workshops about natural building construction throughout the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367646691
ISBN-10: 0367646692
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2024
Pages: 226
Language: English