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Dr. Richard Shaughnessy named keynote speaker

April 1, 2011

ALBANY, NY — As a special, opening presentation at the Cleaning Industry Research Institute''s (CIRI) Green Cleaning and Science symposium this April, the keynote speaker Dr. Richard Shaughnessy will present a summary and results of the work to date on a Clean Standard for Schools, according to a press release.

Dr. Shaughnessy is the director of indoor air quality research at the University of Tulsa, and is well known for his pioneering research on indoor environmental quality, scientific methods and testing, the release noted.

In June 2008 ISSA and CIRI agreed to collaborate on the development of a Clean Standard for K-12 schools with the goal of supporting and promoting cleaner, healthier and superior indoor environments in schools across the country, the release stated.

According to the release, the ultimate goal of the clean standard for schools is to contribute to an indoor environment that in turn promotes student health and academic performance.

Click here to read the complete release.