May 2016

Indoor Air 2016: the technical program is online

Within a month, the Ghent University will host the 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.  The technical program is now on-line on It’s time to register if you have not already done so! See you soon in Ghent!

New research: IVAIRE Randomized Controlled Study on ventilation

Considering the burden of disease related to the environment, including indoor air, efficacious interventions to reduce environmental exposures are needed. Randomized control studies are considered as the gold standard to test the effect of an intervention and to determine its practical implications. However, in contrast with medical research, randomized controlled studies are rare, even if they have strong applicability in environmental health, especially in relation with indoor air. The goal of the IVAIRE study was to test the efficacy of intervention on ventilation to reduce indoor air pollutants exposure and respiratory symptoms in asthmatic children in single family homes (Lajoie et al., 2015).


Call for grants to conduct research in Finland is open

The Fulbright Center awards grants to U.S. students, teachers, lecturers, and scholars to study, teach, or pursue research in Finland. The grant period is for 5 – 9 months (€5,000 per month), which may be used in two separate periods. The deadline of the applications is August 1st, 2016.

For more information, see the website: or contact Anitta Etula ( or our ISIAQ member Pertti Pasanen (



With more than 700 members from more than 45 countries, ISIAQ is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments. We strongly believe this is achievable by advancing the science and technology of indoor air quality and climate as it relates to indoor environmental design, construction, operation and maintenance, air quality measurement and health sciences.


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ISIAQ - May 2016