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Humans Identified as the Largest Source of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Indoor Air

US researchers found that people and their possessions directly emitted 57% of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they measured in the air of a university lecture theatre. We spend approximately 90% of our life inside, where concentrations of VOCs are consistently found to be much higher than in outdoor air. This research is one of the first few to detail the important role that emissions from direct human occupancy plays here.

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The CIE Guide to Indoor Air 2018

Indoor Air 2018 will be taking place July 22 – July 27 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference features many talks and sessions relevant to the Chemistry of Indoor Environments (CIE) Program, as well as a number of presentations by CIE grantees. Some speakers and sessions are highlighted below. You can also subscribe to the Indoor Air 2018 (CIE Guide) Google Calendar, or browse the full conference program. We look forward to seeing you there!

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