The Health Impacts of Indoor Air Quality

By: Camille Bridger

What is indoor air quality, and what causes poor indoor air quality?

Many are unaware of the potential negative health impacts of poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), IAQ refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Currently, indoor air pollution is ranked by the EPA as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

Some common indoor air pollutants that threaten indoor air quality include: lead, dust mites, mold, radon, pests, carbon monoxide, pet dander, mold, and second hand smoke. To make matters worse, climate change, including increased humidity and precipitation, can exacerbate indoor air pollution by promoting mold growth indoors and increasing dust mites, bacteria, and other bio contaminants.

50% of all illness is caused by poor indoor air quality

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