Healthy Homes Study: California Homeowners Invited to Participate

November 10, 2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking participants for a study of air quality in California homes. The study is being conducted by scientists in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab. This project is funded by the California Energy Commission and is focused on homes with natural gas appliances. Individuals who are selected to participate and complete the requirements of the study will receive $75 and free information about the air quality in their home. The goal of this study is to collect information about indoor air quality in homes in California, and to better understand what factors affect indoor air quality. To achieve this goal, the research team plans to monitor indoor air quality parameters for one-week periods in homes in California, and to have the residents of these homes complete a survey about their household activities and appliance characteristics. They will be studying homes that have natural gas appliances.