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Session 202

October 31, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

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The Horrifying Terminology of IAQ

Erin Bouttenot

Technical Manager, IAQ Laboratory

Northeast Laboratory Services, Westbrook, ME

Session Description 

Are you having nightmares about science-y words? Do your eyes roll back in your head when you hear technical garble? How about translating that information to the general public? This presentation will cover common industry and public misconceptions, basic and advanced indoor air quality (IAQ) terminology, overview the "stuff" we breathe in, and the sampling errors that make your testing laboratory turn red. After attending this presentation, you will see what goes on behind the scene of IAQ analysis and why standards are few and far between. Stop running from the dictionary and let's talk about the science of indoor air quality.


Presentation Categories:  Occupant Health/Medical Issues; Investigations, Testing & Research

Presentation Levels:  Basic, Intermediate

About Erin Bouttenot:

Erin Bouttenot has a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's College with an extensive passion for the study of biology and the natural sciences. This passion had brought her into a world of numerous seminars, research articles, industry recommendations, and very heavy textbooks. Currently, Erin is the technical manager of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) laboratory with Northeast Laboratory Services. She has been working in the IAQ industry for three years and is a current board member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.