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March ANSI Caucus to Address Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

Washington, DC, Mar 03, 2008

On Friday, March 7, the ANSI Caucus will feature two speakers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Brenda Doroski, senior environmental specialist in the Office of Air and Radiation, and John Mitchell, coordinator of EPA’s efforts in the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA).

Launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, the PCIA is working to increase the use of affordable, reliable, clean, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices.

More than three billion people worldwide – about half the people on the planet – burn traditional biomass (e.g., wood, dung, crop residues) and coal for their home cooking and heating. The health effects from the resulting indoor air pollution ranks as the fourth worst health risk in poor developing countries.

Improving the design and performance of stoves being built and sold around the world is a key public health issue. During the ANSI Caucus presentation, EPA speakers will lead a discussion on the benefits of a voluntary stove performance quality standard, and will seek participant viewpoints on how best to develop such a standard.

The December Caucus event is sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

General networking will begin at 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served promptly at 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor (Zenger Room). To RSVP, communicate special dietary requests, or for more information on caucus luncheons, please contact Ivory Lathern (; 202.331.3603).

ANSI Caucus luncheons are free to ANSI members.

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