How to Maintain Proper Indoor Air Quality
With the continuing effort to clean up oue environment, there is a
growing concern with such things as global warming, the ozone hole,
the greenhouse effect and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Indoor air pollution is ranked as the highest risk to human health
among all types of environmental problems.
While AP has made significant strides to improve IAQ, building
occupants still complain of such symptoms as eye irritation,
fattigue, headaches and dizzines.
What is indoor air pollution
Acceptable IAQ is "... air in which there are no known
contiminants at harmful concentrations as determined by cognizaqnt
authorities and with which a substantial majority (80 percent or
more) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction."
In other words, building owners who monitor the indoor air and
remove harmful pollutants will provide a healthy environment for
Sources contributing to indoor air contimation include ventilation
and air conditioning systems, building materials, furnishings,
combustion of gases for heating and cooking, smoking cleaning agens