NIEHS- Environmental Agent Pages

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the December 2014 newsletter.

I was recently doing some research on endocrine disruptors and I came across a page on the NIEHS website.  It provided a nice summary and dozens of useful links.  As I dug around more on their website, I realized they have great summaries and useful links for several indoor air quality contaminants.

Who is the NIEHS?  According to their website, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

Here are some links to environmental agents that have dedicated pages:

To see all the environmental agents, visit this month’s featured website: NIEHS Environmental Agents.

To subscribe to this newsletter click the following link: IAQ Website of the Month.

Ozone: Friend or Foe?

Depending on who you ask, you may hear ozone described as an air cleaner or a pollutant.  Some people buy machines to purposefully produce it to improve their health, and others avoid it because of the harmful effects on health.  To further confuse matters, we sometimes hear outdoor ozone referred to in a good light (the ozone layer) and other times in a bad light (as a component of air pollution).  In this short blog post, I will cut through the smog so you can better understand ozone. Continue reading