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A material that ¨eats smog¨ breaks into the big time

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What material can you find in toothpaste, sunscreen, solar cells, on the baseline at Wimbledon, in a Roman church, and along a tunnel in Brussels? Full marks if you guessed titanium dioxide, a nearly ubiquitous but wholly unsung material.

Titanium dioxide's effects in a built environment are beginning to show results thus making it an increasingly popular choice for environmentally-minded building projects. More big scale applications are being made. To list a few of the eco-credentials of Titanium dioxide that we may well be seeing a lot of it in the future; it's self-cleaning, it breaks down pollutants in the air and it also should be mentioned that thin films of it are clear which is one of the reasons that a number of manufacturers use it in glass applications such as skylights.

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