What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

IAQpicIndoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ, is a term which refers to the air quality within a household or industrial building structure. Specifically, it is related to the health and comfort of occupants within the building. There are two main reasons for poor indoor air quality within a structure.

  1. Pollutants such as building materials and furnishings, household cleaning products, central cooling/heating systems, humidification devices and pesticides.
  1. Poor ventilation. If not enough outdoor air enters into a building, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health problems. The construction industry and the way buildings have been built have changed over the years. Nowadays, someone would want to keep the heat within their home during the winter, which means not a lot of outdoor ventilation can get in. Spaces around doors and windows are now often sealed by ‘caulking’ and ‘weather-stripping’. Indoor air pollutants cannot easily escape these tightly constructed buildings.

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