Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry - A Virtual Information-Gathering Workshop
The Committee on Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry has been tasked with reviewing the state-of-the-science on chemicals in indoor air. This information-gathering workshop will focus on understanding the emerging science on indoor air chemistry and will explore emerging sensor technologies and modeling exposures to chemicals in indoor air. Leaders in the field will also share their views on cross-cutting issues, such as the connection between indoor chemistry and human health and housing-related disparities that lead to indoor air exposures. A final session will delve into the current research needs and data gaps. Please join us for a series of presentations, panel discussions, and audience engagement to explore emerging information on the science on indoor air chemistry and its implications.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please use the link above register. You will have the opportunity to provide input when registering??all input will be placed into a Public Access File, which is required by FACA-15.
The link to access this workshop will be sent to the email used to register. A recording of the workshop will be sent to everyone who registers for this event.
Emerging Science On Indoor Chemistry And Implications: An Information-Gathering Workshop
Hosted By The Committee On Emerging Science On Indoor Chemistry April 5, 2021 - Virtual
I. Introduction And Overview
9:30 Opening Remarks and Goals of the Workshop David Dorman, Committee Chair
II. EMERGING SCIENCE ON INDOOR AIR CHEMISTRY
Session Chair: Allen Goldstein
9:40 Overview of Emerging Research and Discoveries Charles Weschler
Rutgers Environment and Occupational Health Sciences Institute 10:05 Emissions from Building Materials and Furniture
Technische Universitat Braunschweig
10:30 Emissions from Consumer Products Kathie Dionisio
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:05 Air Cleaners and Disinfectants Rich Corsi
Portland State University
11:30 Surface Chemistry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
11:55 LUNCH BREAK
III. MONITORING AND EXPOSURE
Session Chair: Rima Habre
12:45 Emerging Sensor Technologies to Enhance Understanding of Chemicals Present in the Indoor Environment and Their Distribution
Andrea Polidori SCAQMD
1:10 Modeling Exposure to Chemicals in Indoor Air John Wambaugh and Kristin Isaacs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:35 Future chemicals of concern
Deborah Bennett UC Davis
IV. CROSS CUTTING ISSUES
Session Chair: Jonathan Abbatt
2:10 Emerging Science Connecting Indoor Chemistry and Human Health Bill Nazaroff
2:35 Housing-Related Indoor Air Exposure Disparities
Gary Adamkiewicz Harvard University
3:00 Relationships between the Building and Indoor Chemistry Jeff Siegel
University of Toronto
3:25 Mechanisms of Exposure to Indoor Chemicals and the Relationship to Human Activity
Frank Wania University of Toronto
V. Data Gaps and Research Needs
Session Chair: Delphine Farmer and Bill Bahnfleth
4:00 A Panel Discussion to Explore Research Needs and Data Gaps
?’ ?• Bill Nazaroff, UC Berkeley
?’ ?• Charles Weschler, Rutgers Environment and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
?’ ?• Deborah Bennett, UC Davis
?’ ?• Paul Wennberg, Caltech
?’ ?• Nicola Carslaw, University of York (tentative)
Potential Discussion Questions:
?’ ?• What are the near-term opportunities for incorporating what is known into practice?
?’ ?• Where will additional chemistry research be most critical for understanding the chemical
composition of indoor air and adverse exposures?
?’ ?• Which components of indoor air matter, and what is their cumulative effect on a number of
metrics from safety and comfort (current definition) to health and productivity?
?’ ?• What are the opportunities for advancing such research by addressing methodological or
technological barriers or enhancing coordination or collaboration?
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