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Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools

Most urban dwellers spend around 90 per cent of their time indoors, either at home, work, or in an educational facility. When air quality is poor, the exposure to pollutants is prolonged, and the occupant’s health can be adversely affected. Indoor air is generally more contaminated than outdoor air by the order of several magnitudes. This seminar will provide an introduction to what air pollution is and what issues are unique to New Zealand homes and schools.

Speakers

Julie Bennett is is a Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at Otago University, Wellington. Dr Bennett has a wide range of public health research interests, with a particular focus on the health impacts of poor quality air. Her previous research has focused on indoor air quality in homes and schools and the impact this has on the health of children.

Perry Davy is an atmospheric science and information analysis researcher at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science). His work focuses on the chemical composition and sources of air pollution and how that might impact on human health and the

Date Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
CampusWellington
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationAdam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington
CostFree
Contact NameLibby Grant
Contact Emaillibby.grant@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://sustainablecities.org.nz/2019/07/seminar-indoor-air-quality-in-new-zealand-homes-and-schools/

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