Emerging Threats to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Human Health

When:  Jun 17, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

Emerging Threats to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Human Health

Monday, June 17, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (US EDT, UTC -4)

Hosted by: The SOT Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section

Registration required for this free webinar.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Although outdoor air pollution is thought to be a primary public health concern, short- and long-term exposure to indoor air pollutants may have profound effects on human health and wellbeing. Recent studies have shown indoor air contaminants consisting of biological or chemical pollutants can lead to a variety of health conditions including increased susceptibility to infections and chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and lung cancer. In this webinar, speakers will highlight threats to indoor air quality that stem from the use of various consumer products such as emissions from 3D printers and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes. Additionally, they will describe how extreme heat events propagated by climate change may also jeopardize indoor air quality.

Speakers:

  • Cristi Bell-Huff, PhD, Research Manager, Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research Institutes
  • Christa Wright, PhD, Research Director, Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research Institutes

Registration required for this free webinar.

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