Microbiomes, Indoor Environments, and Human Health – Panel Discussion Sept. 11

A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings, examines microbiomes found in indoor environments and their impact on human health.

The report proposes a research agenda to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the formation, dynamics, and functions of indoor microbiomes that can guide improvements to current and future buildings as well as enhance human health and well-being. 

Members of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report will participate in a panel discussion about the report on Sept. 11.  Speakers include:

DETAILS:

The panel session will begin at 1 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 11, in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.  Those who cannot attend the event in person can watch a live webcast here.

Copies of Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings are available at www.nap.edu or by calling 202-334-3313 or 1-800-624-6242. Reporters may obtain a copy from the Office of News and Public Information (contacts listed above).