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Building materials: they comply with code, but are they safe?

History has proven that complacency and blanket acceptance may not be the most prudent decision Our society has had, and is still having, a major love affair with plastics It is impossible to know in advance exactly what material is the next to cause unprecedented asbestos/lead-like construction industry turmoil

Are building materials safe just because they meet code? An interesting concept —and most people believe that’s the case — but is it a fact? In reality, the only test that is effective has proven to be time itself. Many products have been introduced into buildings that were considered to be “the ultimate” building product to replace the old with the latest and greatest. Today, plastic materials are abundant and steadily injecting themselves throughout the industr

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