Release of Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

Featured Faculty: William W Nazaroff

Professor William Nazaroff served on an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine (part of the US National Academies of Science) that studied the impact of climate change on indoor environmental quality and its consequences for public health.

The committee’s report points to extensive research on how climate change affects the outdoor environment, how the outdoor environment affects indoor environments under different climate conditions, and how indoor environments affect occupant health, among other related topics. But facing a dearth of research specifically directed at how these factors interact, the committee analyzed and synthesized information from the various independent lines of research.

The committee's report was formally released last week and can be downloaded at no charge.

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Published 06/17/2011