This category contains sites concerning the study and assessment of factors that affect indoor air quality and sites that discuss methods of monitoring and improving the quality of indoor air.
Indoor air can contain chemical and biological pollutants such as carbon monoxide, radon, formaldehyde, asbestos, pesticides, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), tobacco smoke, dust mites, mold, and mildew. Methods of removing these contaminants are found through research, development, and information sharing.
About identifying, preventing and correcting IAQ problems in residential settings. Commercial site.
Factsheet from the National Safety Council. Includes the health effects of flooding, drying out the home and air quality issues with asbestos, biological contaminants, carbon monoxide and lead.
Offers certification for indoor air quality consultants and contractors.
Supplies air pollution control systems throughout Canada.
Information on a wide range of IAQ topics, including sick building syndrome, mold, fungi, air duct cleaning, ozone generators, and investigation of indoor air. Commercial site.
Brochure covers sources of indoor air pollution and what you can do about each source.
Information for homeowner, schools, commercial buildings and environmental professional on indoor air quality. Extensive links to sites.
A scientific, third party board to establish environmental standards for indoor products and building materials. Aims to improve public health and quality of life by encouraging and helping manufacturers to build better, safer products and to uphold environmental practices in product development, manufacturing, and distribution.
National Association of Homebuilders provides advice on testing, prevention, and control.
EPA's booklet on indoor air cleaning devices for the home.
Personal site discusses symptoms, hazards, remedies, and the site owner's experiences, with links to other resources.
Do ventilation systems remove secondhand smoke from indoor air, or just the odor? Information from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
Nonprofit organization conducting education and research. Offers professional training, testing, and credentials in air quality and mold remediation fields. Includes organization information and links to related sites.
New York Times article provides a discussion of health and legal (US) concerns related to mold and mildew and gives advice to homeowners and building managers. [Requires free registration.]
Background on the public-health impacts of indoor air pollution (particularly smoke from cooking and heating with solid fuels on open fires or traditional stoves) and World Health Organization efforts aimed at control.
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