Air Sentry has been announced as a sponsor of the World Health Organization's Inaugural European conference on Indoor Air. While the event in Geneva is already oversubscribed, the event can be joined online for free. If you are unable to attend live, registration will also give access to the recorded conference for later viewing.
With UK councils starting to respond to Environment Act 2021 with draft plans to deal with air quality, alongside the problems witnessed addressing the airborne nature of SarsCov2. This conference stands to be pivotal in helping society recognise, analyse and address the real issues around air quality facing our World today.
Today, the numbers recognised dying prematurely due to poor air quality in the United Kingdom are not dissimilar to that caused by tobacco smoke. Sadly this includes deaths within our hospital environments. Work by IHEEM (The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) shows that over 60% of existing UK clinical areas do not meet good ventilation standards. On top of this particulate pollution (particularly pm2.5) has documented effects on our environment, even down to reducing visibility while driving. It also contributes to global warming.
This conference is a first step in helping formulate global strategies which will help not only for today, but for future generations moving forward.
Among the many expert speakers include:
- Catherine Noakes OBE, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds, United Kingdom: Challenge and opportunity for Indoor Air – Learning from the pandemic.
- Roger Waeber, Head of Indoor Pollutants Unit, Health Protection Directorate, FOPH, Switzerland: Improving ventilation in Swiss buildings – IAQ as part of sustainability.
- Andreas Prenner, Policy Officer at HERA (European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority): Pandemic management through indoor pathogen transmission suppression – EU innovation funding.
- Corinne Mandin, Head of the Laboratory of Epidemiology, Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, France: What do we know about the current state of IAQ in buildings?
To register and for further information, click here.