Indoor Air Quality Symposium
Risk Reduction in the 21st Century
May 3, 2000

This page updated January 20, 2006.

Indoor Air Quality: Risk Reduction in the 21st Century

May 3 - 4, 2000

DoubleTree Hotel - Sacramento, California

Sponsor: California Environmental Protection Agency / Air Resources Board

Co-Sponsor: California Department of Health Services


Scientists, practitioners, and California decision makers will examine the risk posed by indoor pollution and discuss actions needed to address this major environmental problem. Indoor pollution poses a high risk relative to other environmental problems, due primarily to the many sources of pollutants indoors. Pollutants found in homes, schools, and public buildings can be as diverse as toxic chemicals emitted from building materials and furnishings, combustion pollutants like carbon monoxide and toxic particles, and biological contaminants such as mold and bacteria. Children may be especially at risk due to their increased susceptibility to some pollutants.
Session topics will cover all aspects of indoor air quality, including children’s indoor pollutant exposures; indoor pollution in residences and schools; costs of indoor pollution and benefits of prevention; and effective indoor pollution prevention techniques. Representatives from government, industry, education, and environmental health organizations will participate on panels to discuss actions that can and should be taken in California to reduce indoor pollution and risk. Audience participation will be encouraged through extended question and answer periods.
We are pleased to have former Assemblywoman Sally Tanner, sponsor of the first California legislation to address indoor pollution as well as other major environmental health issues, join us as a featured luncheon speaker.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open - Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

10:00 a.m.

Session I: Indoor Exposures and Risks in California

Indoor Pollutants in California Homes

Indoor Chemistry and Physics: Implications for Exposure and Risk California

Indoor Exposures and Risks: Comparative Risk Benefits of Improved Indoor Air Quality

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH - Featured Guest: Former Assemblywoman Sally Tanner

1:30 p.m.

Session II: Children’s Susceptibility and Indoor Exposures

Children’s Susceptibility to Harm From Air Pollutants

Childhood Asthma and the Indoor Environment

Indoor Pollution in California Schools

Local Perspective on School Indoor Environment Issues

3:00 p.m.

Session III: Achieving Healthful Indoor Air Quality – Principles

Source Controls – Preventing and Reducing Emissions


Education and Training

Air Cleaners

5:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Reception

Thursday, May 4, 2000

8:30 a.m.

Reconvene / Summary of First Day

8:45 a.m.

Panel: Reducing Indoor Exposures and Risks: Current Activities and Needs
  Representatives from the Air Resources Board, Department of Health Services, Department of General Services, Division of State Architect, Department of Education, other State and Local Agencies, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, business, industry and health and environmental organizations will discuss current activities and needs.

11:45 a.m.

LUNCH and Speaker

1:15 p.m.

Round Table Discussion: Strategies for Action
  Leaders from California agencies, industry, business, and health and environmental organizations will discuss actions that can and should be taken to address indoor pollution.

3:15 p.m.

Summary and Future Directions

3:30 p.m.


Partial List of Speakers and Panel Members

George V. Alexeeff, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  Alan C. Lloyd, Ph.D., Chairman
Air Resources Board
Diana M. Bonta', R.N., Dr. P.H., Director (Pending)
Department of Health Services 
  William W. Nazaroff, Ph.D.
Roy W. Carlson Distinguished Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Duwayne Brooks, Director
School Facilities Planning
Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction
Department of Education
  Raymond Richard Neutra, MD, Dr.P.H., Chief
Division of Environmental and Occupational
   Disease Control
Department of Health Services
Steven D. Colome, Sc.D.
Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director
Southern California Particle Center and Supersite
University of California, Los Angeles
  Francis J. Offermann III, CIH, P.E., President
Indoor Environmental Engineering
Joan E. Denton, Ph.D., Director
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  Laura O'Leary, Consultant
Coalition for Adequate School Housing
William J. Fisk, M.S., P.E.
Acting Head, Indoor Environment Department
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  Thomas J. Phillips, M.S.
Air Pollution Research Specialist
Indoor Exposure Assessment Program
Air Resources Board
Thomas J. Kelly, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Battelle, Columbus
  Barbara Spark
Indoor Air Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region IX
Michael P. Kenny
Executive Officer
Air Resources Board
  Maury Tiernan (Pending)
Sales Manager
Geary Pacific Corporation
Peggy L. Jenkins, M.S., Manager
Indoor Exposure Assessment Program
Air Resources Board
  Jed M. Waldman, Ph.D., Manager
Indoor Air Quality Program
Department of Health Services

Michael Lipsett, MD
Public Health Physician
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
and Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco 


Lance A. Wallace, Ph.D., Recipient
International Society of Exposure Analysis
   Jerome J. Wesolowski Award
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Registration Fee and Deadline
Registration fee is $75.00 per person for registrations received on or before April 19, 2000. After this date, the registration fee will be $100.00 per person. Fees include all conference sessions; two luncheons; an evening reception and continental breakfasts; a symposium program; and a symposium proceedings summary. The Symposium will be held at:

2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, California

The Hotel is near I-80 Capital City Freeway and Arden Way.

Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Hotel, located at 700 Sixteenth Street in Sacramento, at the government rate of $84.00 per night. Please make your room reservations by calling the Clarion Hotel at (916) 444-8000. To take advantage of the government rate, please make your room reservations by April 2, 2000. When making your reservation, please indicate that you will be attending the Air Resources Board Symposium.


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