Nano-enabled construction products usage has been expanding fast but little is know about the potential health dangers of these products for construction workers who are exposed to them. Because manufacturers are not obligated to disclose that their products contain nanoparticles it makes it even more difficult for contractors and construction workers to identify these products and to protect themselves from potential injuries.
CPWR, the Center for Construction Research and Training, has dedicated resources to research these products. Researchers at CPWR have created a website ( http://nano.elcosh.org/ ) that contains information on over 400 construction products that are probably nano-enabled.
Tomorrow September 23rd at 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) CPWR will host a 20 minutes webinar to present this new website and the result of their research on nanomaterials used in construction. Participants will learn about the different types of exposures and how to use control technologies and respiratory protection against nanoparticles. They will also be briefed on the new products trends and will also learn how to navigate the new website hat contains over 450 products and numerous relevant documents. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.