Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Published: | Updated: May 25, 2018

Definition - What does Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) mean?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the purity of the air in a specified area. It is determined by the level of dust, suspended particles and pollutants that are present. The quality of indoor air can affect the health and wellness of those who are breathing it.

Safeopedia explains Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Controlling the release of contamination, flit ration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the main methods used to improve indoor air quality in buildings. Cleaning carpets and area rugs is another way to maintain indoor air quality in homes and office buildings.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has guidelines for how frequently buildings should be cleaned based on traffic, the number of household members, pets, children and smokers.

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