indoor air quality issue Articles

  • Dealing with Indoor Air Quality Issues

     According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) journal, the average American spends about ninety percent of their time indoors. This is why the chances are overwhelming that most of the air you breathe either has entered via your building's ventilation system... or filtered in through doors, windows, or porous wall materials. Along the way, the air might have picked up any number ...


  • Indoor Air Quality and Gases

    Potentially hazardous gases is a critical issue in the workplace. Wireless technology provides means of monitoring and measuring toxic levels before health is at risk.   ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Indoor Air Quality Myths Debunked

    Today’s buildings, whether it is a home, office, manufacturing plant, hospital, etc., are more energy efficient; however, they also foster a potentially harmful environment. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a rising concern in the HVAC industry. Poor IAQ can cause a number of health issues such as, allergies, dryness and irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It can also cause ...

  • Six Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Now

    Air quality is an important issue to anyone’s health, and many people don’t realize that their health issues and illnesses could be significantly diminished if their air quality was improved. There is much scientific evidence to suggest that the indoor air can be more polluted than the air outdoors, even in industrialized areas. When people spend eight or more hours a day in the same building, ...

  • Indoor Air Quality and Hazardous Gas Detection

    Indoor air contaminants come in a variety of forms and originate from multiple sources. Interactions between building materials and furnishings, activities and equipment inside the building, internal temperature and relative humidity, filtration and ventilation system operations, climate and building occupants all contribute to the indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial, industrial, residential ...

  • Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets

    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing the many benefits that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify the point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaint or illness clusters cost $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a ...

  • Continuous monitoring of multiple Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters

    Measuring and monitoring hazardous gases is a critical issue in industrial and workplace safety.  Many facilities are especially vulnerable to the effects of an unhealthy indoor environment when fuel-burning vehicles are used indoors. Placing an IAQ monitoring system in buildings and facilities enables immediate identification of IAQ problems, the sources and causes of any problem can be ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • `Green Buildings` can lead to problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    In striving to construct energy-efficient, cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of their indoor air quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can lead to an unhealthy indoor environment and to conditions such as sick building syndrome (SBS) or other building related illnesses (BRI). In the past few decades, energy conservation measures have led to airtight building construction that can ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 5 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Indoor Air Quality

    Did you know that air fresheners, candles, furniture, carpets & many other items create indoor air pollutants and are a health risk says Camfil Air Filtration Experts! When you mention air pollution, most people automatically think of smog around cities and factories, or millions of cars racing from one place to another leaving trails of fumes behind them as they ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Volvo dealer in Sweden compares air quality indoor and outdoor - Case Study

    Two AQMesh pods were used to measure NO, NO2, O3 and CO during May and June 2017 at the largest combined Volvo, Ford and Renault car dealer in Stockholm, Sweden, located on the highway between Stockholm city centre and Arlanda airport. The objective was to measure the air quality outside and inside the combined showroom and workshop, demonstrating the importance of measuring common ...


    By AQMesh

  • Improving air quality in the office

    Most people spend the main part of their day indoors – in the home, school or office environment. Focusing specifically on improving air quality in the office and workplace setting, we are looking at the key potential sources of pollution which impact upon air quality and employees’ health. Examples include, outdoor air (particularly relevant if the workplace is next to a busy road), ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • An ambient indoor air environment is vital to ensure a safe and healthy workplace

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. Poor IAQ is a contributing factor to both short and long-term health issues, these ...


    By PPM Technology

  • UVC keeps indoor air, a/c coils clean at College of the Sequoias

    At College of the Sequoias (COS), a California community college in Visalia, CA, indoor air quality is a high priority. “We have not had IAQ complaints, so when we discovered naturally occurring mold growth in the air conditioning coils, we decided to treat it proactively — before mold-related allergens circulated from the HVAC systems into the occupied space,” stated Eric ...


  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Multi-Stage Air Quality Monitoring in the Workplace

    CAS DataLoggers recently supplied the environmental datalogging solution for a factory with a small series of office rooms experiencing serious air quality issues. Employees reported headaches during the work day, indicating a possible lack of adequate ventilation. These workspaces were located next to the busy factory floor which caused an incidental ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are at risk from indoor pollutants.

    Indoor Air Quality is a significant issue in libraries, museums and archival collections - due mainly to the fact that many compounds, as well as unsuitable temperature and humidity has a deteriorating effect on many valuable and precious items stored in these buildings. Air pollution can attack heritage materials. Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are all at risk. Deterioration is ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

    When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share their concerns.  At this time, in many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Why Air Quality Specialists Should Measure for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) in Homes & Offices - Case study

    What is Sulfur Dioxide? (SO2) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is a highly reactive gas that is part of a larger group of sulfur oxides or SOx gases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the largest sources of SO2 emissions are due to “fossil fuel combustion at power plants (73%) and other industrial facilities ...

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