Comments on: When Indoor Air Becomes Personal: One Scientist's Personal Journey, Struggles With Indoor Air Quality http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mike Jones http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16504 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:02:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16504 I work in Los Angeles, so I’m in the middle of poor air quality. I think awareness is the biggest thing we need to try and tackle. Keep up the good work Laureen Burton.

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By: Marcie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16503 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:13:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16503 I admit, I’m spoiled. I don’t suffer from asthma or any other respiratory illness, but I sure know what it’s like working in a place with poor air quality! Every new employee that we hire can be found asleep at their desk. My first week, I remember getting faint from the poor air. Makes it tough to be productive. It’s all recycled air: none of the windows open. Who knows what is going on.

In university, my husband lived in a dorm with no windows that opened, and every year the whole place suffered from “Glenngary Flu” as everyone got sick. No wonder! No fresh air!

I find it very interesting that people worry about chemicals in their environment, and then think nothing of spraying fragrances and odour killers into their home.

Interesting blog… thanks for sharing!

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16502 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:21:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16502 I am a member of People First, California, Orange County Chapter. People First is an organization made up of disabled persons. Many of us have to spend nearly all our time inside at home and workshops, so in door environmental controls are important for us. Many members do have serious breathing problems that can be made a lot worse if they are breathing in pollutants from something in the house or the workshop they don’t know about. I have a supported employment job in the city library running sensitizers and pulling carts. The air there is more filtered because of lots of potted plants and they have full size trees growing inside the library building in several locations. The new Assistant Sectretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels has a book out that might go along some of the same lines as your IED Program called DOUBT IS THEIR PRODUCT: HOW INDUSTRY’S ASSAULT ON SCIENCE THREATENS YOUR HEALTH. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Joseph Zummach http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16501 Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:52:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16501 I work out doors thank goodness and when I moved from the city my allergies and asthma stopped. But when I go to workshops and seminars at the local University I suffer, my head fills with a dense coating of mucus that takes days to relieve. This has been a factor in my decision not to attend continuing education. Some people say I’m a Canary, but someone has to speak up about indoor air quality.

Thanks for this post.
jz

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By: Todd http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16500 Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:33:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16500 Recently I have become very interested in Indoor Air Quality and have focused on the new EPA regulations concerning Lead Saftey compliance due to living in an older home and becoming aware of the many ways my indoor air quality and quality of life can suffer from everyday activities.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/when-indoor-air-becomes-personal-one-scientists-personal-journey-struggles-with-indoor-air-quality/#comment-16499 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:18:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1232#comment-16499 When I tour of swamp forest to Riau, Sumatera island, I met the homeless people, who don’t know indoor environments. They must survive by their tools that cutting the trees and then planting their need. I am so sad after read your post today which just only to advice to the limited society. I understand not your authority for them, for a while my leaders have been conflict. I confused among this…. proud read your abilities and try to learn, but beside this, I cries to see my people here…… Ya, there are gap between of us. I pray and I am sure, your people will be bring the others to the well future……!!!!!

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