The UKRI Clean Air Programme will be holding a one day workshop for invitees from across the UK and Ireland to review evidence around the sources and impacts of fine particulate matter from domestic burning.
Speakers will present relevant data, research and current understanding of particulate sources, impacts and behaviours.
A round table discussion will debate solutions and strategies and aim to inform policy to mitigate against exposure and improve awareness of indoor and outdoor pollution.
Professor Paul Lewis
Joseph Carter, Head of Devolved Nations – Asthma & Lung UK, Chair Healthy Air Cymru, Chair Cross Party Group
Domestic burning in Environment Act
Prof Paul Lewis, on behalf of the Welsh Government
Session 1: Sources
Wood burning in the UK- a new challenge from an old problem
Dr Gary Fuller, Imperial College London
Residential Solid Fuel Burning in Irish Towns and Cities
Professor John Wenger, University of Cork
Coffee & networking
Indoor Air Pollution from Residential Stoves: Examining the Flooding of Particulate Matter into Homes during Real-World Use
Dr Rohit Chakraborty, Sheffield University
Session 2: Impacts and bahaviours
Exposure to air pollution from solid fuel burning – how does it affect our health?
Dr Karen Exley, UK Health Security Agency
Examining the Determinants of Residential Solid Fuel Use in Ireland
Dr John Eakins, University of Cork
Obstacles and opportunities for regulating stove use across the UK
Dr James Heydon, Nottingham University
Coffee and Networking
Session 3: Solutions & Policy
Open Discussion with 4 seeded questions Chair: Larisa Lockwood
– What solutions exist to mitigate harmful exposures to domestic burning?
– How can awareness and understanding of domestic burning be improved?
– What evidence is available for behavioural change strategies?
– How can the current evidence around sources and impacts inform policy?
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