Hidden Hazards: Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Free Public Lecture

Hidden Hazards: Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Carrillo Gantner Theatre

Swanston Street, Carlton

Booking not required

Further Details

T: (03) 9035 4085

events@eng.unimelb.edu.au

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 Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of Sustainable Cities at the University of Melbourne, will discuss the hidden hazards in our consumer products and indoor environments, and offer practical solutions.

Booking Essential: Refreshments will be served from 6-6.30pm at the ground floor foyer, Sidney Myer Asia Centre. Lecture will commence at 6.30pm at the Carrillo Gantner (Basement) Theatre.

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