Dr. Julie Riggs
Health, Safety & IAQ Practitioner with 30 years experience and a proven track record of achieving success
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Dr. Julie Riggs is an academic practitioner, speaker and
writer within the field of health, safety and indoor air quality. She
has 30 years assisting businesses with developing health and safety
practices, and is a leader raising the agenda of indoor air quality
(IAQ) within the UK. With a doctorate within IAQ and a further MSc
degree in occupational health and safety management from Middlesex
University, Dr Riggs has a balance of academic knowledge and
professional practice experience.
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Dr. Riggs is the founder of IAQUK, a free website portal designed to provide access to information relating to indoor air quality
UK is an independent organisation with the aim of 'raising the agenda'
of indoor air quality within the home and work. The objectives are
achieved by working with the various agents and organisations in
promoting indoor air quality and ensuring the information is accessible
to enable individuals to make a choice about their environment.
A practical Guide to Indoor Air Quality : For the Home and Workplace
By: Dr. Julie Riggs
you take approximately 20,000 breaths every day, have you considered what is in
the air that has travelled along dusty ventilation shafts, exhaled by our
fellow occupants and contaminated with chemicals, pollen, dust, fibres and
allergens? This air affects our physical
and mental health. We care about our
external air, however, the air inside your home and workplace can be
substantially more polluted than outdoors.
Despite this knowledge, we continue to seal our internal spaces
airtight, fill it with synthetic materials, including perfumes and scented
products, to create a toxic soup of pollution.
lack of action and our silence is creating the greatest harm. We are failing to
tackle the stealth pollutants within our indoor air, creating a toxic legacy of
chronic illnesses. As a reader, we can
either choose to be affected by our world, or we can choose to affect our
world. Together we can start a conversation that matters.
guide is a melange of technical disciplines and academic research which will
assist you to transfer knowledge to practical application and to encourage
further discussion on the value and business case for managing IAQ. The book is
written in an easy to understand text with as much focus on motivating as
educating. The book will appeal to home and building owners, local authorities,
transdisciplinary practitioners (such as facility managers, health and safety
advisors) and IAQ technicians regarding the management of indoor air quality.