Prof. Moshood Fadeyi Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

It is common knowledge that very few people are interested in reading research articles. The same is true for niche areas like indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ research focuses on the types and nature of indoor air pollutants, contributing factors, the degree of human exposure, human perception, responses, and performance, and the 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 writing style and scientific jargon make people, especially the non-experts, find it difficult or unattractive to read IAQ research articles. However, exposure to healthy indoor air is a basic human right. Everyone deserves to know about it, not just the experts. Cartoon illustration is widely known as a powerful communication tool for people of all ages. This understanding led to the development of this Indoor Air Cartoon Journal (IACJ).

IACJ is a creative and applied learning journal providing indoor air quality education to students, industry, community, and academics, with audiences from over 100 countries. Creativity is provided through fine art and creative writing. Applied learning is provided through and to encourage critical thinking and reflection. Through this journal, Prof. Moshood Olawale Fadeyi demonstrates his capability as a highly knowledgeable and world-class educator in his area of expertise and to make IAQ education accessible to people worldwide, as expected from educators at a higher rank in a university.

This journal provides a platform for Prof. Fadeyi to make his scholarship contributions public in appropriate ways to improve healthy living, lifelong learning, and institutional practice in a value-oriented manner. IACJ also serves as a platform for the solo exhibition of Prof. Moshood Olawale Fadeyi’s creative works. There is a human story behind every indoor air pollution exposure.