Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the majority of Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. On average, office workers spend approximately 40 hours a week in office buildings. These workers also study, eat, drink, and, in certain work settings, sleep in enclosed environments where make-up air (i.e., fresh air added to re-circulated air) may be compromised.

It is therefore essential for employers to do their part to maintain the quality of indoor air inside offices and other workplaces. Poor IAQ can result in respiratory symptoms, asthma, cough, wheezing, allergies, sinusitis, muscle pain, headaches, and dizziness, among other ailments.

To control occupational disease and improve health at your worksite, consider implementing an IAQ Management Plan. An IAQ management plan consists of identifying indoor air quality problems and then applying basic control methods for lowering concentrations of indoor air pollutants.


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