Dr. Eva King (Chair of Convention Committee) will be presenting "Allergens and IEQ Projects: Connecting Research and Practice" as part of the 'Healthy Homes' track on Wednesday, January 27th at 10am. See full description below.
Allergens and IEQ Projects: Connecting Research and Practice
Date: Wednesday January 27th, 10:00am-10:50am
Track: Healthy Homes
Room: Pacifica Ballrooms 1-2
Eva King, MSc., PhD, Member IAQA, INDOOR Biotechnologies Inc., Chartlottesville, VA
Exposure to indoor allergens produced by dust mites, furry pets, rodents, cockroaches, and molds is a major driver of asthma morbidity and allergic sensitization. The prevalence and morbidity of allergic disease and asthma has increased significantly in recent decades. The first part of this presentation summarizes recent research findings related to the health effects of indoor allergen exposure, as well as coexposures with environmental pollutants and additives. The second part focuses on effective allergen avoidance and remediation measures, and describes strategies to evaluate the antiallergen efficacy of cleaning products, procedures, and barrier fabrics.