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IAQM member views on climate and air quality policy

The IAQM are pleased to release the outcomes of a recent membership survey on the impact of climate policy on air quality professionals to coincide with COP26. This survey sought to find out how concerns over current greenhouse gas emissions would affect the work of our members. Although individuals have their own views regarding their personal ...

Parliamentary question on indoor air quality references IAQM’s new Guidance

Geraint Davies MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution, highlighted the importance of indoor air quality in a recent Parliamentary question and asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care whether their department is taking steps to improve standards on indoor air quality for regulators and local authorities and whether ...

Congratulations to this year’s Ian McCrae Award winner Sian Grimsley!

Sian Grimsley was named the winner of this year’s Ian McCrae Award at Routes to Clean Air on the 12th October. This year, entrants were asked to submit an essay on the following topic: With COP26 fast approaching, a growing number of commercial organisations have committed to a long-term net zero target for GHG emissions. Achieving this target could be ...

Entries open for this year’s Ian McCrae Award

Dr Ian McCrae was a very well-respected and widely liked air quality practitioner who worked for TRL. He made significant contributions to the understanding of emissions from transport and their links with air quality. In his honour, the IAQM will present the Ian McCrae Award to an IAQM Associate or Member in the early stages of their ...

Improving indoor air quality – environmental SCIENTIST journal

The IAQM have been working with the IES to produce an edition of the environmental SCIENTIST journal focussed on improving indoor air quality as part of its commitment to expand its work into indoor air. The June 2021 edition of the environmental SCIENTIST examines aspects that are important to understanding how to achieve good indoor air ...

Can a low-cost air quality monitor offer near-reference level data?

Most countries around the world rely on government reference stations to monitor background air quality. Whilst very accurate, they are also very expensive and are normally fixed in position.In recent years, as more has become known about air quality, we have learnt that not only does it vary from street to street, but also between ...