Across the Pond

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the October 2009 newsletter.

Public and private research is being conducted in the United States related to indoor air quality. But are you aware of the activities going on beyond the US borders? I saw a presentation by Dr. Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes titled, “EU Policies on Indoor Air Quality” at Healthy Buildings 2009 last month.

He spoke about EnVIE, a European Union funded project that coordinated indoor air quality efforts “across the pond”. This month’s featured website is from the EnVIE project.

Although the project is no longer funded, you can still download some good information from their website. I especially enjoyed reading the proceedings from their first conference which took place in 2007. To get a PDF copy of the entire proceedings for free, click this link: 1st EnVIE Conference.

Here are my top three favorite papers in the proceedings:
1. Asthma and allergies: The role of the home environment (Page 81)
2. Transmitted infectious diseases in indoor environment (Page 119)
3. In Focus: Health effects of carbon monoxide intoxication (Page 187)

There is other good information on the website, so look around some. To visit the homepage for this month’s featured website, click: EnVIE. To download the referenced conference proceedings, click: 1st EnVIE Conference.

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