DAY 2 Session 2: From DIY Filters to Asthma: All The Basics About Clean Air.
Speaker: Thomas Talhelm
Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Thomas lived in China for five years teaching high school in Guangzhou as a Princeton in Asia fellow, a freelance journalist in Beijing, and a Fulbright scholar and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. While living in Beijing, Thomas founded Smart Air, a social enterprise that ships low-cost air purifiers to help people breathe clean air without shelling out thousands of dollars for expensive purifiers.
In this session you will learn:
Understand the basics of how air purifiers and filters work
“Immunize” yourself against the tricks that purifier companies use to mislead people into paying more for clean air
Get a practical approach to reducing exposure to chemicals that come from inside the home