Indoor Air Quality
Factors that May Contribute to Indoor Air Quality Problems
Sources of pollutants or odors
Design, maintenance and operation of building ventilation systems
- Humidity and temperature
People react very differently when exposed to the same contaminant at similar concentrations. Some individuals are more sensitive to contaminants due to allergies or other health concerns. Some people may develop a severe allergic reaction while others are not affected.
Types of Pollutants
A building’s ventilation system is designed to provide a supply of fresh air while removing "stale" air from a room or building. The ventilation system also serves as a means of temperature and humidity control. Ventilation systems also aid in removing pollutants and odors from a room.
Maximizing Your Building’s/Room’s Ventilation
Do not block air vents. Place office furniture and equipment with adequate air circulation in mind.