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The use of nanomaterials in construction materials may revolutionise architecture, the construction industry and facilitate infrastructure maintenance and household chores in the future. Incorporating nanocomponents in building materials could improve material fluidity, flexibility, strength and durability. As in other areas of application, the use of nanomaterials could result in a better use of natural resources, save energy and improve quality of life on a global scale. However, the potential harm to human health and the environment should be scrutinised before widespread usage.

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Effectiveness and environmental risks of wood protection agents with copper carbonate nanoparticlesEffectiveness and environmental risks of wood protection agents with copper carbonate nanoparticleshttp://www.nfp64.ch/en/projects/module-construction-materials/project-wickDr. Peter Wick
Opportunities and risks of new nanocellulose materialsOpportunities and risks of new nanocellulose materialshttp://www.nfp64.ch/en/projects/module-construction-materials/project-wederProf. Christoph Weder
Safety issues and environmental risks of composite materials with carbon nanotubesSafety issues and environmental risks of composite materials with carbon nanotubeshttp://www.nfp64.ch/en/projects/module-construction-materials/project-wangProf. Jing Wang

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