Polluting materials in construction generate different types of impact on the environment. There are
very harmful materials that have detrimental effects for health, the environment, nature and for society,
that is why more and more sustainable building materials are being used, since they are more healthy
for the environment, because they can be reused and recycle
There are many construction materials or decorative elements that can release toxic substances into our
SOME TOXIC MATERIALS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ARE FOR EXAMPLE:
1. The asbestos uncertain mineral origin, since when dispersed in the air can cause breathing
2. The concrete and certain granites may be radioactive.
3. The radon gas, which is found in most types of soil upon the rocks and water, and comes from
the natural decay of uranium. The particles it emits when it can get trapped in the lungs.
4. Paint and varnishes that derive toxic gases.
Other materials that contain lead or mercury can also cause damage to the nervous system.
BUT WHAT IMPACT DO SOME CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS HAVE?
Concrete or cement, cement requires a lot of energy for its manufacture and is especially bad for health,
and the species has a robust environmental impact, but nowadays there are new types that produce less
Aluminum, plastic, and steel, are often used in construction and pollute the atmosphere because they
consume a lot of energy to be manufactured. The significant advantage of these is that they are quite
resistant, so they are more durable.