Nanomaterials Raise More Questions than Answers

Posted On: 2015-01-05

“The benefits of using nanomaterials in construction are well-documented. Adding nanoparticles to base materials like concrete or steel can make them stronger, more durable or more flame resistant,” says LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan. “But the potential negative effects and long-term health risks are still unknown and will likely continue to be for years. When it comes to nanomaterials, we should proceed with caution.”