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One relatively new area of interest is called Building Biology. This is a field of building science, which investigates the indoor living environment for a variety of irritants. It looks at the effects that the constructed environment may have on the health of its occupants, as well as their state of mind.
Important areas of building biology are materials and processes, electromagnetic fields (EMFs), electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and indoor air quality (IAQ). We can think of the effects on people, caused by cellphones, air conditioners, and steel reinforcements in concrete. We are discovering more and more about these, and the fact that quite a number of people is environmentally hypersensitive for such influences.
In this assignment we focus on the materials and processes part. Either on possible pollutants that materials may contain or produce. As well as to what extent certain elements can generate electromagnetic fields or radiation.