UL's New Science - Indoor Air Quality Overview

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Indoor Air Quality has emerged as a risk to public health. The increase of chemicals and synthetic materials in our homes and work places coupled with today’s tighter, more insulated buildings have created more potential hazards. Through New Science, we are creating new testing methods, new insights and new equipment that help to minimize and mitigate the adverse effects of indoor air. We are developing technologies to address rapidly changing societal, environmental and health needs. UL is providing manufacturers, built environment professionals and consumers with research-based recommendations and information to help reformulate products, select safe materials and make informed decisions.

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UL's New Science - Indoor Air Quality Overview

  1. 1. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  2. 2. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  3. 3. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  4. 4. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  5. 5. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013INDOOR AIR QUALITYIndoor Air Quality has emerged as arisk to public health. The increase ofchemicals and synthetic materials in ourhomes and workplaces, coupled withtoday’s tighter, more insulatedbuildings, has created more potentialhazards and health consequences.
  6. 6. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013INDOOR AIR QUALITY CHALLENGES
  7. 7. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20131. “How Big a Problem is Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools?” EPA, 12 Oct. 2010. Web: 20 Mar. 2013.http://iaq.supportportal.com/link/portal/23002/23007/Article/16120/How-big-a-problem-is-poor-Indoor-Air-Quality-in-schoolsHOW CAN SCHOOLS CREATE HEALTHIERENVIRONMENTS BY MINIMIZING TOXINSAND EMISSIONS?
  8. 8. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20132. “Indoor Air Quality & Sensitive Population Groups,” Air Quality Sciences, 2008. Web: 20 Mar. 2013.http://www.greenguard.org/Libraries/GG_Documents/Reformat_IAQ_and_Sensitive_Populations_FINAL_2.sflb.ashxHOW CAN WE REVERSE THE EFFECTSOF INDOOR AIR?
  9. 9. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 20133. “WAO White Book on Allergy 2011-2012: Executive Summary,” World Allergy Organization. Web: 20 Mar. 2013.http://www.worldallergy.org/publications/wao_white_book.pdfHOW CAN WE BETTER MANAGE THE RISKSRELATED TO THE EFFECT CHEMICALS HAVEON HUMAN HEALTH?
  10. 10. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013UL’S NEW SCIENCE OFINDOOR AIR QUALITYUL’s Indoor Air Quality New Scienceinvolves a variety of importantbreakthroughs that can help improvequality of life. We are creating new testingmethods, new insights and newequipment that help minimize andmitigate the adverse effects of indoor air.We are developing technologies toaddress rapidly changing societal,environmental and health needs.
  11. 11. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013LEARN MORE ABOUTTHE IMPACT OF PAINTON SCHOOL AIRUL recently conducted two innovative classroomstudies to evaluate the impact that different typesof paints have on Indoor Air Quality in educationalenvironments.
  12. 12. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013WHAT DOES ANENVIRONMENTALCHAMBER TO GO ENABLEMANUFACTURERS TO DO?Learn about how UL created our uniqueEnvironmental Chamber To Go to test large-scaleindustrial products for chemical emissions testing.
  13. 13. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013READ WHAT OURRESEARCH ON PAINT &VOLATILE ORGANICCOMPOUNDS REVEALSUL’s research has demonstrated the lack ofcorrelation between measuring VOC content andemissions.
  14. 14. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013DISCOVER WHAT INSIGHTSUL’S AIR QUALITYDATABASES PROVIDEULs searchable databases have been compiled formore than 20 years and build on our ability to categorizechemicals for environmental or health impact.
  15. 15. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013SEE HOW OUR TESTSFOR SEMI VOLATILEORGANIC COMPOUNDSARE HELPING MAKEHOMES SAFERUL has developed a first-of-its-kind techniqueinvolving collecting indoor air on specialized sorbenttubes followed by gas chromatography massspectrometry analysis.
  16. 16. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013ul.com/newscience/indoorairquality/+1 847.664.2040FOR MORE INFORMATION
  17. 17. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013
  18. 18. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2013THANK YOU.

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