Interior Air Quality Control

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term referring to the air quality within and around buildings and structures,
especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affected by microbial
contaminants (mold, bacteria), gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds),
particulates, or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Indoor air is becoming
an increasingly more concerning health hazard than outdoor air. Using ventilation to dilute contaminants,
filtration, and source control are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings.
Determination of IAQ involves the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants,
collection of samples on building surfaces and computer modeling of air-flow inside buildings.