By Susan Valenti Corliss —
Current International Trends Becoming a Thrilling & Agonizing Occupation
We spend a lot of time here at Healthy Indoors focusing on what’s happening indoor environment-wise in the U.S., sometimes broadening our focus to Canada, Mexico, the islands, and even the United Kingdom. But as we grow as a publication, we’re finding the field (and our reach) is becoming more global every day.
The thrill of new practices and research trends in places like India, Asia, and the European Union is often juxtaposed with the agonizingly slow process of putting policy or best indoor environmental practices to good use for businesses and consumers. For every awesome news release about the work being done by the new India chapter at Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), there’s a presentation by a speaker like Dr. Prasad Modak of Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay about the lack of indoor air standards, little awareness of problems among consumers, and the continued use of wood-burning stoves in homes.
It’s those same wood-burning stoves that have dominated the indoor health headlines internationally for more than five years. And as fast as the research can be published, there are new products being introduced to the consumer market.
This month, EPA just published their list of certified wood stoves at www.epa.gov/compliance/list-epa-certified-wood-stoves. While the agency oversees stoves for businesses and consumers in the U.S., it is also a leading researcher worldwide for stove emissions and the asthma issues created by them.
You can read the entire article in the October 2017 edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine at: https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/892198-hi-october-2017/7