We typically spend close to 90 percent of our time inside - at school, work and home. While outdoor air quality is very important, so too is the quality of the air we breathe at home and the office. Yet most of us know very little about the condition of our indoor climate. The chemicals that we breathe, ingest or absorb through our skin today are quite different from those to which our parents and grandparents were exposed. Join researcher Charles J. Weschler, (UMDNJ-RWJM), for a conversation on the marked changes in indoor air quality over the last 50 years.
This program was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
This program was held in collaboration with Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
About The Dish
Rather than listening passively to a scientist discuss his or her work, the Koshland Science Museum's "The Dish" is similar in concept to a Café Scientifique in which audience members are encouraged to ask questions and dig deeper into a particular subject area. The goal of the conversation between the scientist and the audience is not only to inform and entertain but to increase both the expert's and non-expert's understanding of the issues in a casual atmosphere.