It is a common knowledge that very few people are interested in reading research articles. The same is true for niche area like indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ research focuses on types and nature of indoor air pollutants, contributing factors, the degree of human exposure, and mortality and morbidity implications of being exposed to air pollutants in the indoor environment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to unhealthy indoor air quality is one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. Thus, having knowledge about IAQ research findings is essential.
However, the style of writing and scientific jargon makes people, especially the non-experts, find it difficult or unattractive to read IAQ research articles. Cartoon illustration is widely known as a powerful communication tool for people of all ages. This understanding motivates the development of this Indoor Air Cartoon Journal (IACJ). IACJ is an indoor air quality (IAQ) applied learning journal providing education to students, industry, community, and academics. Applied learning is provided through and to encourage critical thinking and reflection. Exposure to healthy indoor air is a basic human right. Everyone deserves to know about it, not just the experts.