Indoor Air Quality Science and Technology
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- Science Webinar Series
- Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry – A Consensus Study
- IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank
- The View Indoors - IAQ Tips
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This webinar series, hosted by EPA’s Indoor Environments Division on EPA's YouTube channel, features presentations on a variety of scientific and technical issues related to indoor air quality delivered by widely-recognized experts. See below for recordings of past webinars, and check the IAQ homepage for announcements about upcoming webinars.
- Air Cleaners
- of Secondary Byproducts from an Electronic Air Cleaner presented by Sally Ng (September 2021)
- the Landscape of Air Cleaning Technologies for COVID-19 (June 2021)
- The Technical Details: EPA Guidance for Residential Air Cleaners presented by Terry Brennan and Lew Harriman (March 21, 2019)
- Dealing with Dust in the Wind: EPA Guidance for Consumers About Air Cleaners presented by Terry Brennan and Lew Harriman (February 21, 2019)
- Flood Cleanup
- Indoor Chemistry
- Why Indoor Chemistry Matters: Findings from a National Academies Consensus Study (July 2022)
- Indoor Chemistry presented by Ray Wells (October 13, 2020)
- imicrobials and Microbes Indoors: How to Best Promote Indoor Environmental Quality (August 11, 2020)
- The Human Forest: Volatile Chemical Products Contribute to Urban Air Pollution presented by Matthew Coggon (February 5, 2020)
- The Influence of Clothing and Other Textiles on Your Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants presented by Glenn Morrison (November 14, 2019)
- Indoor Particulate Matter
- from the Indoor Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Practical Mitigation Approaches Workshop Webinar (January 26, 2022)
- Estimating the Mortality Burden of Fine Particulate Matter Exposure Attributable to Indoor and Outdoor Microenvironments presented by Brent Stephens and Parham Azimi (June 13, 2019)
- Particle Resuspension Dynamics in Infant Near-Floor Microenvironments presented by Brandon Boor (November 5, 2018)
- Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter – Summary of a National Academies Workshop and Communicating the Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter – Challenges and Opportunities presented by David Butler, Guru Madhavan, and George Gray (January 31, 2018)
- Moisture Control
- Introduction to Radon Gas in Homes (February 8, 2022)
- the Health Risks of Radon: Fundamentals and New Scientific Insights (March 16, 2021)
- Using CO2 Monitoring to Manage Ventilation in Buildings (November 17, 2021)
- Measured Influence of Overhead HVAC on Exposure to Airborne Contaminants from Simulated Speaking in a Meeting and a Classroom (October 20, 2021)
- Do Residential Ventilation Rates Affect Respiratory Health? Presented by William Fisk (October 11, 2018)
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) was tasked by EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a study on Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry. NASEM convened an ad hoc committee of scientific experts and leaders to consider the state-of-the science regarding chemicals in indoor air. Specifically, the committee focused on:
- New findings about previously under-reported chemical species, chemical reactions, and sources of chemicals, as well as the distribution of chemicals; and
- How indoor chemistry findings fit into context of what is already known about the link between chemical exposure, air quality, and human health.
The resulting consensus study report, Why Indoor Chemistry Matters, is available to download for free from the National Academies Press website.
More information, including recordings from the study’s information gathering workshop, can be found on the study website.
The IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank summarizes the state of scientific knowledge about the relationships between people’s health and productivity, and IAQ conditions or associated building characteristics. This website also allows downloading of published journal articles that were developed under the project.
Developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding support from EPA, the IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank is a resource for public health professionals, building professionals, and others who seek scientific information about the effects of IAQ on people’s health or work performance.
See our publications regarding cleaning and Indoor Air Quality