What is indoor air quality (IAQ)?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to the air quality in and around buildings and structures. It’s an essential part of any workplace industrial hygiene program. Air quality directly relates to the health, safety and comfort of the building occupants.
Understanding and controlling common pollutants can help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns. Pollutants that affect indoor air quality can be biological, chemical, or aerosol.
- Biological pollutants: Bacteria, viruses, molds, and pollen.
- Chemical pollutants: Cleaning products, paints, solvents, furniture, carpet and combustible products.
- Particulate and aerosol pollutants: Manufacturing activities, construction printing, photocopying and smoking.
Temperature, relative humidity and ventilation rates also affect people’s comfort and productivity.
Health effects of poor air quality:
Some health effects may appear soon after exposure to a pollutant. This includes:
- eyes, nose, and throat irritation
- dizziness, and
These immediate effects are generally short-term and treatable. Long-term health effects may only occur years after exposure. This includes respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.
Large Air Purifier with AQM
- Collects pollutants and neutralizes odours
- Five fan speeds
- 360 degree HEPA filter
- UV light kills germs and bacteria trapped in filter
Air Quality Monitors
Indoor Air Quality Monitor
- Measures CO2 content in the air in ppm
- Clear indication of high CO2 levels
- Wall mounted
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