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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollutants can cause health problems ranging from allergies to asthma, and many pollutants are hard to detect. Fortunately, you can take several steps to eliminate sources of indoor air pollution or reduce their effects.

Will an air cleaner or air purifier help protect me and my family from COVID-19 in my home?

When used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space. However, by itself, a portable air cleaner is not enough to protect people from COVID-19. When used along with other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, operating an air cleaner can be part of a plan to protect yourself and your family.

Is there HVAC guidance that building and maintenance professionals can follow to help protect from COVID-19?

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. 

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Air Cleaners and Air Filters in the Home

The most effective ways to improve your indoor air are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air. In addition, research shows that filtration can be an effective supplement to source control and ventilation. Using a portable air cleaner and/or upgrading the air filter in your furnace or central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system can help to improve indoor air quality.

​​​​Indoor Air Quality in Apartments

Apartments can have the same indoor air problems as single-family homes because many of the pollution sources, such as the interior building materials, furnishings and household products, are similar. Indoor air problems similar to those in offices are caused by such sources as contaminated ventilation systems, improperly placed outdoor air intakes or maintenance activities.

Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Promote a healthy learning environment at your school to reduce absenteeism, improve test scores and enhance student and staff productivity.

Indoor Air Quality in Offices and Other Large Buildings

Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems are not limited to homes. In fact, many office buildings have significant air pollution sources. Some of these buildings may be inadequately ventilated. For example, mechanical ventilation systems may not be designed or operated to provide adequate amounts of outdoor air. Finally, people generally have less control over the indoor environment in their offices than they do in their homes. As a result, there has been an increase in the incidence of reported health problems.

Indoor Air Quality

 People, young and old, spend most of their time indoors, whether in homes, offices, schools, nurseries, shops or cars.

Indoor Air Pollution

We spend a large part of our time indoors – in our homes, workplaces, schools or shops. Certain air pollutants can exist in high concentrations in indoor spaces and can trigger health problems.

Indoor Air Quality

Nowadays, eliminating human disturbances caused by HVAC and similar installation system arrangements installed in buildings for comfort has gained importance. In addition, many studies have been conducted to improve the conditions in which the effects of building construction play a role and the conclusions reached are expressed collectively. The measures to be taken to eliminate the sick building syndrome, which is frequently encountered in practice, are briefly reviewed.

Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality in terms of Occupational Health and Safety in Office Environments

One of the results of the rapidly developing modern life is that the air quality of the cities that host offices where many employees share the same environment is getting worse with each passing day. Since indoor air quality is one of the factors affecting employee health most, it should be evaluated from a proactive perspective in terms of occupational health and safety. The purpose of this study is to reveal the sources and reasons that affect indoor air quality and how they are detected and their effects on human health.

Can an air purifier help protect you against the coronavirus?

As evidence mounts that the novel coronavirus can be spread through infection-laden airborne particles as well as respiratory droplets, consumers have been wondering whether portable air cleaners offer protection. So, although I explored the do’s and don’ts for buying air purifiers in February — focusing on the benefits for those with allergies — it’s time for another look.

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure

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