Fragrance is used in consumer products around the world. However, it has been associated with adverse effects on indoor and outdoor air quality and human health. Also fragranced consumer products can emit and generate potentially hazardous compounds including formaldehyde and fine particulate matter. This talk will present findings from recent studies on the volatile emissions from fragranced consumer products and strategies on how to improve to indoor air quality.
Dr Nigel Goodman is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University. His research aims to create healthier indoor environments. Nigel is currently investigating the types and concentrations of air pollutants within locations such as green buildings, high-rise apartments, and prefabricated structures. He is also evaluating strategies and technologies to improve indoor air quality. Nigel completed his PhD in Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2019. His research identified primary indoor air pollutants and understudied locations, such as educational environments. Prior to his PhD studies Nigel was employed as a scientist at CSIRO. He contributed to experimental programs in electrochemistry and corrosion and led projects on water recycling and water purification. Nigel has published journal articles on topics that include indoor air quality, volatile organic compounds emissions, electrochemistry, desalination, water recycling, and pollutant exposures and effects.