Indoor air quality (IAQ)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality in a building or enclosed space, specifically its impact on the health and comfort of the building’s occupants. It measures the concentration of pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, mold, bacteria, and allergens in the air inside a building. Poor IAQ can result from various factors, such as lack of ventilation, using certain building materials and cleaning products, and outdoor air pollution.
Good indoor air quality is essential for the health and well-being of building occupants. Poor IAQ can lead to health problems such as headaches, dizziness, respiratory issues, and allergies. It can also impact the productivity and comfort of building occupants, leading to decreased job satisfaction and overall well-being.
To maintain good IAQ, building owners and managers should ensure proper ventilation, use low-emitting building materials, use green cleaning products, and regularly monitor and maintain indoor air quality through professional services or IAQ monitoring devices.