Rockingham County Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Social Services
Lucretia Hoffman, MPH, MBA
Public Health Director
 
 
 

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Indoor Air Quality
 

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.

SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

Indoor air pollutants have increased over the part few decades for variety of reasons. Contributing to indoor air quality issues in homes are construction of more tightly sealed buildings, reduced ventilation rates to save energy, the use of synthetic building materials and furnishings, and increased use of chemical products such as pesticides, housekeeping supplies, and personal care products. The four basic factors affecting indoor air quality (IAQ) are indoor air pollutant sources; the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system; pollutant pathways; and occupants.


TYPICAL SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS AND CONDITIONS THAT CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON IAQ IN HOMES:

  • Moisture and Biologicals
  • Combustion Products, including Carbon Monoxide
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Formaldehyde
  • Radon
  • Household Products and Furnishings (VOCs)
  • Particulates
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Asbestos
  • A note about Asthma
 
 
 
 
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