- Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
As outdoor air quality moves further up the political agenda, we will be highlighting the important but often forgotten topic of indoor air quality. Join us as Professor Tom Woolley, Chair of the Clean Air Programme’s Steering Committee introduces us to the topic of indoor air quality including the health risks which exist within our homes and yet are so often forgotten.
Indoor air pollution is responsible for an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally each year, and with the majority of the population spending more than 90% of their time indoors, this is an issue that should not be overlooked.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that ‘worldwide, 17% of the cardiovascular disease burden can be attributed to household air pollution from cooking with polluted fuels, with almost a third (30%) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) linked to polluted air at home’, yet less attention has been given to this issue despite the wide range of indoor pollutants that can affect health such as building materials, furniture or even by activities such as cooking or the use of cleaning products.
Tom will talk us through the research currently being undertaken to develop better awareness and provoke discussion amongst environmental health professionals as to how this important topic might be further developed.
Taking place on Monday 18 October 11.00 – 12.00.
Who should attend?
Any environmental and public health professionals.
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