HELP US IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD, DRINK, SPEAKERS AND ENTERTAINMENT, TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR LATEST RESEARCH INTO THE EFFECTS OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH

“A chance to learn something important , do some vital good, have an interesting evening and make a contribution to something really important.” 

Much is made in the political field of outdoor air pollution, yet more than 70% of all the air we breathe is inside... in the place we call home, where we feel should feel safe and unthreatened. But are we? Research shows our indoor air is filled with toxins that can have a negative impact on our health. We need to understand these pollutants and encourage people to live well in their homes to improve their wellbeing and minimise costs for the NHS.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is undertaking a project, which is the first of its kind in the UK, to produce an evidence-based report on the effects of indoor air quality on children and young people’s health in the UK.  A Working Group has been established to drive the development of the report, which aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the health of children and young people exposed to air pollution in homes and schools, suggest possible solutions, and identify areas where more research is needed.

The project team aims to build on a completed literature review by carrying out consultation with families and professionals and obtaining evidence to develop a comprehensive report on the health effects of indoor air pollutants on child health and what can be done to combat it. The team is seeking funding for this stage of the project which is planned for October 2018 to November 2019.

The funds raised at this event will support the setup, evidence collation, stakeholder consultation, as well as the development, launch and dissemination of the second stage of this important report.

Attendees can expect a welcome reception, a three-course dinner, speeches from industry experts on the issue of indoor air quality and first class entertainment. This event is aimed at anyone with a desire to learn more about indoor air quality and those with a social conscience who are committed to supporting important research and developments in the child health sector.

Tickets are available to purchase individually (£225 each), or by tables of ten. This event is not for profit and all funds raised will go directly to the RCPCH and the RCP.

If you would like to find out more or register your interest in this event, please contact charlotte.jackson@thehousedocs.co.uk

"When you have good fortune (created by almost 40 years of hard work) you could indulge or instead do good, still have fun and give back to the society where you made your opportunities. Growing up in war-torn and smog covered London I was naturally aware of the issues, but not the science of the question. After three years of study and hard work, my team and I are certain that the issue of indoor air quality is where social enterprise can have real impact.

The noun we coined, Airtopia, is an ambition matched with strong ideas and systems to make measurement, education and action a real possibility. When the youngest of my offspring informed me, aged eight, that ‘the adults must do something’ it was irresistible. We are getting traction after a long and winding road. This event is your chance to help the academic end of this vital need.

Please join us."

David Evans MBE, Founder

 

"We live most of the time indoors and the important thing about this is that the air pollution from outside gets inside, but also inside we generate a different set of chemicals and particles that we breathe in. There has been very little attention paid to what goes on inside buildings, inside our homes, workplaces and schools regarding how it interacts."

Professor Stephen Holgate, CBE

 

 

“Taking action to tackle air pollution in the UK will reduce pain and suffering for many people with long term chronic health conditions, not to mention lessen the long term demands on our NHS.”

Dr. Andrew Goddard, the Royal College of Physicians

This event is hosted by Airtopia

and takes place at the magnificent

Banqueting House in Whitehall, London.

 

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HOLGATE

Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GRIGG

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine.

The RCPCH is a Registered Charity and Royal Chartered Membership Organisation. England and Wales Charity Registration No. 1057744, Scottish Charity Registration No. SC038299. Airtopia is a social enterprise, founded by David Evans MBE, which provides