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hello everybody!!! I m a final year student from pune...i want to know what materials for buildings could we use for ur better health and serene climate....which would be ecological..sustainable....suggestion are welcomed
Zigma Solanki
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Health and architecture
Zigma, avoid using asbestos and fibre glass.
Frank John Snelling
Health and architecture
hey frank!!! thank you for ur response....i also wanted to know more in detail abt this topic...so if u cud put down ur valuable inputs..
Zigma Solanki
Health and architecture
Zigma, Thank you. Some years ago Asbestos was identified as being a cancer-producing risk to humans and is therefore no longer used. Otherwise, Asbestos was very useful when it was used because it was and is flame and heat resistant up to extremely high temperatures.

For myself, I imagine that it is not healthy to breathe in Asbestos dust because as a mineral it will not degrade and therefore remain in the lungs for life. :(

Similarly, I would seriously advise against using Fibre Glass wool because as this ages it becomes brittle and breaks down in minute particles and acts like a silicon dust which again will not degrade and will remain in the lungs for life if breathed-in. In fact, this form of silicon dust is particularly nasty because the "dust" is short pieces of glass fibre and therefore very sharp and liable to shred the lungs. :(

There is also a body of knowledge about the disease known as "silicosis" which I believe is from breathing-in coal dust, which is not surprising, because coal dust is mineral dust.
Frank John Snelling
Health and architecture
Postscript: Zigma, obviously it is damaging to human health to breathe in any other mineral dust such as brick dust, stone dust, plaster dust, etc.
Frank John Snelling
Health and architecture
hey thanks a lot frank!!!
Zigma Solanki
Health and architecture
Zigma, You are very welcome.
Frank John Snelling
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