New particle formation in the indoor environment
The presence of particles suspended in air is associated with negative health effects, including respiratory and cardiovascular issues. While some particles are emitted directly to the air from a source, such as from combustion, formation of new particles through atmospheric chemical reactions is less obvious to the casual citizen.
Home Diagnosis brings HOMEChem to Public Television: Showcasing the research findings of the Sloan Foundation’s HOMEChem experiment and Chemistry of Indoor Environments
By Grace Lunsford HOMEChem will soon be making its national broadcast debut in Season Two of Home Diagnosis in 2020. Hosted by Grace and Corbett Lunsford of the Youtube Channel “Home Performance”, they helped tell the story through dozens of videos made at the HOMEChem/UT Test house in 2018. “We are so excited to have […]
IndoorChem at AAAR 2019 in Portland, OR
This blog post was written by Rachel O’Brien, Assistant Professor at William & Mary (profile, twitter). The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) is holding its 37th annual conference on October 14-18th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland Oregon. Grantees from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments program will be presenting results in multiple platform […]
The report from Kaunas: ISES-ISIAQ 2019
This blog post was written by Erica Marie Hartmann, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (profile, Twitter). Last week, the International Societies of Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) had their joint meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania. The meeting featured a lot of great research on topics ranging from the thermal comfort of […]
Live Webcast: AAAS Chemistry in Indoor Environments Symposium
This meeting is organized by the AAAS Research Competitiveness Program. Thursday, September 19 8:15am – 7:00pm 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC Humans on average spend approximately 87% of each day in their houses and offices, and another 3-4% in their cars, all indoor environments where we can be exposed to a diverse range […]
Indoor Ammonia: It’s all about that base
Since ammonia concentrations are much higher indoors than outdoors, there must be indoor sources which emit ammonia. We know that ammonia is emitted from cleaning products, building materials, tobacco smoke, cooking activities, and humans (through exhaled breath and sweat).
CIE and MoBE participation at the ISES-ISIAQ joint conference in Kaunas, 2019
This blog post was written by Erica Marie Hartmann, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (profile, Twitter). By Pudelek (Marcin Szala) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link The International Societies for Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) are having a joint meeting August 18-22, 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Grantees from both […]
The ARTISTIC Field Campaign: an interview with Demetrios Pagonis
One of the biggest conclusions from the ARTISTIC campaign is how much people and our indoor activities impact indoor air quality, from the emissions on our breath, the emissions that come from our activities and the chemical products that we use; these things all change the chemistry of indoor spaces.
3D printers and air pollution
Breathing in these large amounts of very small particles may lead to effects in our respiratory system. These particles are so small that they can cross over to the blood stream and reach other organs.