Keeping good indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for any building. A compromised IAQ can be harmful to the health of the inhabitants. That alone is enough reason to pay significant attention to its status.
Causes of Problems with IAQ
There are a lot of things that can affect the quality of air inside buildings, including interaction between furnishing and materials, activities done inside the building, the occupants of the building, and the climate. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) stated that IAQ has become a principal concern regarding health and safety. In the organization’s FAQ, causes of IAQ problems may be one or more of the following: indoor environment (encompassing insufficient humidity, temperature, and lighting, or excess noise), air contaminants (chemicals, moulds, gases, odours, vapours, bacteria, fungi, and dust), and inadequate intake of outdoor air.