Research Results

For additional research results, check the ROCIS Compendiums posted here.


International review: the carcinogenic potential of exposure to low doses and mixtures of chemicals
A major review of cancer prevention and causes focused on environmental exposures, chemical mixtures, interactive immune effects, low dose effects such as genomic instability, and research needs. A special issue on cancer prevention will be published this summer. News article  August 2015 
Journal editorial and articles  Open Access (free)


GSA links high-performance building outcomes to integrated design

Recent retrofits of three federal buildings using an integrated (collaborative) design process had improved building performance and project team engagement and collaboration. The University of Minnesota report concluded that the General Services Administration should continue to pursue collaborative project delivery and adopt some integrated processes—such as quality-based procurement and team selection—as standards. Read more  July 2015


Pollutant sensor research in Europe  

Publications, presentations, and newsletters are available for multinational research and demonstration projects.

Presentation  EuroNanoForum, June 2015  

Climate change: Review of overheating of buildings, passive survivability, and indoor heat health indices
Holmes et al., read more, 2015. (copy available on request)
Presentation at National Adaptation Forum, Seth Holmes, May 2015 

Climate change impacts on U.S. indoor and outdoor air quality and health

APHA (American Public Health Association) 2015 (abstracts)

Sarofim et al., Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Modeling, Lyme Disease Modeling

Limaye and Patz, Interactive Modeling Ozone and Extreme Heat Impact on Mortality in Eastern U.S. 

Sarofim et al., Projected Heat and Cold Deaths in 209 Cities


Epidemiological studies of wildfire impacts on health

Liu et al., 2015. Review  (also see Related Studies links)

Thalen et al., 2013   San Diego fire impacts

SENSIndoor: a new indoor VOC sensor R&D program in the EU
The program started in 2014, and aims to develop novel nanotechnology based intelligent sensor systems for selective monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The primary application of the sensors will be to control ventilation systems in indoor environments. Initial results indicate parts per billion sensitivity for some VOCs. Publications, presentations, and newsletters are available here


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