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Health in Buildings RoundtableImproving Lives with Health-centered Buildings

Indoor Air Quality

This working group will focus on identifying research and best practices to reduce occupant exposure to indoor air pollution. Of special interest are “chemically sensitive” people who are more likely to be able to sense allergens and chemicals in the air. The working group will also examine the use of techniques and products that are designed to improve indoor air quality, such as improved air flow, use of charcoal air filters to cleanse air of chemicals, etc. The aim of this group is to identify methods to reduce chemical exposures such as pesticides, herbicides, carbon monoxide, chlorine, formaldehyde, phenol, and alcohol methane gas, gas sources for heating, and chemicals used in furnishings and building materials.