Hidden Hazards: Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments


Dean's Lecture, Melbourne School of Engineering.

Thursday 10 November, 6-7pm (refreshments served from 5.30-6pm in the Foyer, ground floor)

Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs in places we consider safe—indoor environments, such as homes, schools, and workplaces. Primary sources of these pollutants are also considered safe—everyday consumer products, such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products. However, indoor air environments are generally unregulated, and consumer products are not required to disclose all ingredients. Even so-called ‘green’ products can emit hazardous pollutants, similar to regular products. In this Dean's Lecture, Professor Steinemann will discuss the hidden hazards in our consumer products and indoor environments, and offer practical solutions.

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