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Take A Tour of HOMEChem – Intense Research of Indoor Environment

Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors. What pollution lurks indoors? Scientists are studying the chemistry of the indoors at HOMEChem.

Date Published: June 29, 2018

Publication: National Press Foundation

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Indoor Chemistry: An Emerging Science

In a modest ranch house on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Shan Zhou prepares a basic stir fry recipe. She heats oil to a smoking hot temperature and then stirs in vegetables, which sear in the oil and send up a plume of steam. She pours in packaged stir fry sauce, which sizzles in the wok. Shan wasn’t cooking lunch. She is a researcher for a sophisticated, first-of-its-kind field study of pollutants in indoor air.

Date Published: June 29, 2018

Publication: National Press Foundation

Author: Sandy K. Johnson

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Household Chemicals – University of Texas Study House

Inside of the UTest House in Austin, Texas catching up with Corbett Lunsford.

Date Published: June 26, 2018

Publication: Risinger Goes Rogue

Author: Matt Risinger

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Something’s in Our Air

Scientists from 13 different universities in the U.S. and Canada have descended upon a small house at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and have brought with them the most sophisticated air pollution measurement equipment on earth to study indoor air quality as part of a major research effort known as HOMEChem

Date Published: June 25, 2018

Publication: Medium

Author: Richard Corsi

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Healthy Indoors – Live from HOMEchem in Austin, TX

AUSTIN– Healthy Indoors Magazine will be in Austin, TX for the HOMEChem open house event on on June 22, 2018.

Date Published: June 22, 2018

Publication: Healthy Indoors Magazine

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What stinks in here? CU researchers to study indoor air quality

“There has never been a study with the breadth of instrumentation that HOMEChem has for looking at the indoor environment,” said Wyatt Brown, a PhD candidate working on project.

Date Published: June 21, 2018

Publication: Denver Business Journal

Author: Ben Miller

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IU scientists participate in monthlong experiment to study indoor air pollution

Operating from a tiny trailer adjacent to the test house, the IU scientists are measuring concentrations of chemical oxidants, including ozone and the hydroxyl radical, a highly reactive and short-lived compound that plays a key role in air pollution.

Date Published: June 19, 2018

Publication: News at IU Bloomington

Author: Steve Hinnefeld

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Nation’s Largest Indoor Air Quality Experiment

This summer, a fleet of experts from CIRES/University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas, and more have set up trailers around a house testing facility, equipped with a slew of sophisticated instruments. The team will replicate household activities like cleaning with bleach, spritzing hairspray, even gathering a dozen people to cook a holiday dinner—and measure the resulting spectrum of air and surface chemistry in an unprecedented initiative to identify the key causes of indoor air pollution.

Date Published: June 18, 2018

Publication: CIRES News

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Nation’s largest, most comprehensive indoor chemistry study now underway

“HOMEChem is a deep, multifaceted field study into how indoor chemical compounds may interact and transform throughout a normal day of activities like cooking, cleaning and even during family gatherings” says Marina Vance, PhD, principal investigator.

Date Published: June 12, 2018

Publication: EurekAlert!

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