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Session Number 221

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink: The Chemical Complexity of Homes and Its Role in Indoor Air Quality

Dr. Delphine Farmer, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

About this program:

Indoor air is a complex soup of molecules that is constantly changing, not only because of new sources (cooking, cleaning, personal care products), but also because of chemical reactions taking place on material surfaces and in the air. This talk will outline the most recent results from the House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry (HOMEChem) – and discuss what those results tell us about indoor air quality.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Delphine Farmer is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She received her BS in Chemistry at McGill University, a MS in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from UC Berkeley, and her PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. While her interests have mainly focused on the outdoor atmosphere and how forests interact with air pollution, she has recently dived into the world of indoor air. She is a co-leader of the HOMEChem study and the forthcoming CASA (Chemical Assessment of Surfaces and Air) Study, which is focused on the interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Program Level: Basic

Content Area(s): Cleaning & Remediation, Investigations, Testing & Research, Occupant Health/Medical Issues

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