1. Sessions 

12 Sessions, 3 days and the best clean air educational resources available.

Febuary, 7-9, 2023 we will gather virtually for the Time to Clear the Air Symposium, and we are thrilled to announce the speakers for the three day online event. We will hear thought-provoking discussions from leaders across the education, private and public public sector. It’s open to everyone and it’s FREE to participate.

Meet our first speakers. We’re adding more speakers as we confirm with them so please bookmark this page and check back soon.

FEBUARY 7, 9. 2023.

Times and session order to be determined 

Session: Politics of Air – Concepts, Challenges Barriers, Opportunities
WORLD ASTHMA FOUNDATION
BREATHE WELL, LIVE WELL 

The vision of the World Asthma Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all Asthmatics. – by advocating for improved understanding of the causes of Asthma, diagnostic tools, methodologies, precision therapies, prevention and one day a cure. WAF supports the Asthma community with educational resources – podcasts, bulletins and in-depth scientific analysis – to foster improved outcomes, doctor-patient relationships and joint decision-making so Asthmatics can take charge of their own health.

In this session you will learn the Concepts,  Challenges Barriers, Opportunities of Clean Indoor Air.

Session: Environmental House Calls.
CLAUDIA S. MILLER, MD, MS
EMERITUS PROFESSOR, ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

The Environmental House Call (EHC) portion for the Hoffman-TILT Pilot Study had three primary goals: 1) provide assistance to individuals who are chemically intolerant through exposure identification, avoidance, and education, 2) determine which assessment methods would give the most useful results to the participants and help guide future studies, 3) evaluate intervention through pre/post assessment.

In this session you will learn the benefits of environmental house calls and best practices to establish a program in your area.

From DIY Filters to Asthma: All The Basics About Clean Air.

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

Session: Greener Cleaner Indoor Air
MARK SNELLER, Phd
Aero Allergen Research
Author, Greener Cleaner Indoor Air

Abstract

Indoor air pollution is a hidden cause of many health problems, including asthma and cancer. The air we breathe can harm us, not only because of allergens that enter from outside, but also because of the chemicals we saturate our homes with.