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Science Café – Uninvited Guests in Our Homes: All Things Visible and Invisible

As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, David Miller, professor in the Department of Chemistry, will be presenting Uninvited guests in our homes: all things visible and invisible.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

In less than one generation, the percentage of time spent indoors has greatly increased. In Canada, between 1975 and 1995, children spent 20 per cent more time indoors and in transit. By 2015, a further 15 per cent more time was spent indoors compared with 1995.

Miller will discuss how we are not alone in our homes and – aside from the microbes and insects we bring inside – there is a whole ecology of mites, insects, bacteria and fungi that live with us. Over the past eight years, Miller has been part of a team developing clinical practice parameters for the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). These parameters help allergy doctors advise patients on allergens that occur mainly indoors. Miller will discuss a number of common sense actions to reduce exposure to these allergy and asthma triggers.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit: Sciencecafe.Carleton.ca.


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