Webinar - Climate Change and Indoor Air Quality
Who: Hosted by the National Indian Health Board
- Aileen Gagney, MA.rch, GA-C, HHS, DST, CLR; Technical Advisor and Trainer, Tribal Healthy Homes Network
- Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt, MPA; Director, Tribal Healthy Homes Network
- Orly Stampfer, MPH; University of Washington PhD student, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
When: Friday, June 14; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
What: In this webinar, we will explore three methods for communicating risk and reducing exposure during wildfires. With increasing frequency and severity of wildfires, in addition to ongoing woodsmoke challenges, thousands of Tribal families are impacted by unhealthy ambient and indoor air quality. The Tribal Healthy Homes Network and the Tulalip Tribes will provide new research and practices that they are testing in the field (residential, school and worksite) to protect human health, including:
- The use of low-cost, do-it-yourself air cleaners (“box fans”): how to build them, who should have them in their homes, and what the data says about particle reduction and efficacy of air filtration.
- The use of low-cost air quality sensors to measure fine particulate levels at both outdoor and indoor sites in your community, and issues with instrument calibration and data display (relative to AQI - Air Quality Index).
- The use of strategic, tailored risk communication practices during episodes, including smoke blogs, text alerts, customized public health messages, and expansion of the flag program.