Updates

Webinar: Has Coronavirus affected local air quality – recording now available

There is widespread reporting of improvements in ambient air quality as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but much of the evidence has focused on direct comparisons between air quality measurements made before and after social and travel restrictions were in place. Such comparisons can often be misleading as the social and travel restrictions are not ...

Continuing Professional Development during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic is having many repercussions in our home and work lives, presenting a need for us to rapidly adapt to new ways of living and working. Our recent membership survey indicated that on average 64% of our members have seen a drop in their workload, with 20% of respondents having been, or expecting ...

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality monitoring and assessments

IntroductionGovernment health guidance restricting non-essential travel, working from home and self-isolation during the current COVID-19 pandemic will impact our professional activities and so the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) provides the following information. Employers have a duty of care for their employees and employed IAQM members should follow their organisation’s advice as appropriate. Whether ...

IAQM Webinar: Air Quality and Health, 1970 to 2030

Bernard Fisher, the newly appointed first President of the IAQM, opens the IAQM 2020 webinar series with a talk about the EMEP (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme).In this talk, Bernard presents estimates of the number of premature deaths per year in the UK associated with secondary ambient air concentrations of ammonia, sulphur and nitrogen oxides. ...

IAQM extends mission to indoor air quality

In November 2019, after a consultation period with its membership and a positive viability report from a dedicated working group, the Committee agreed to extend the mission of the IAQM to cover indoor air.  Since it was founded 17 years ago, the IAQM has provided a home for ambient air quality professionals. Increasingly, air quality ...

2019 AGM Elections

The 2019 IAQM AGM saw a number of new individuals elected to the IAQM Committee.  We welcomed Chris Rush, Duncan Urquhart, Emma Gibbons, Sam Pollard and Rosalind Flavell to the Committee. Biographies of the new and existing Committee Members can be found on our Who's Who page. Paul Taylor, Sofia Grinary, Graham Harker, Lawrence Caird ...