What Is Indoor Air Quality?

A healthy indoor environment is one in which the occupants of the building feel a sense of health and well being. The qualities of good indoor air include:

  • Introduction of fresh air and distribution of adequate ventilation air. 
  • Control of indoor contaminants such as Voc's and Mold. 
  • Maintenance of acceptable temperature and relative humidity are maintained in an acceptable manner for occupants.  

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As the Chinese Drywall story continues, it is getting more interesting. As the investigation continues, it has been learned that the drywall is labeled on some of the drywall but not all. This basically is telling us that it is impossible to identify strictly by name on the back only. This is a new twist in the evolving story that is now being called Chinese (Reactive) Drywall by a protocol being developed for the State of Florida by the Florida Professional Coalition for Chinese (Reactive) Drywall. This is a positive development to help set up a way to develop a plan of action to remove it. Chinese Drywall


Pollution

Polluted indoor air can cause problems and have serious consequences such as:

  • Repetitious health problems such as coughs, eye irritation, headaches, and allergic reactions. 
  • Unacceptable productivity due to discomfort, stress and increased absenteeism. 
  • Accelerated deterioration of furnishings and equipment. 
  • Strained relations between employees and employers or household inhabitants.   

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What can I do?

In most cases where indoor air quality is suspected of causing worker's health related problems management is often turned around by hard evidence. The best solution is polling your employees to get an idea of how many are having similar complaints. Naturally, there will always be a few people unhappy about their work environment. But if you start getting 25 to 50 percent of the people who work in the same area having problems, then you have an unusual situation. The key is to stop the problem before it becomes a full fledged Workman's Comp Case due to a doctor's diagnosis.

Indoor air quality in a large building is the product of multiple influences, and attempts to bring problems under control do not always produce the expected result. Most indoor air quality problems are complex and may require the assistance of outside professionals. In-house investigations by non-professionals are not recommended in most cases.

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"Phase I Investigation" is designed to conduct Indoor Air Quality monitoring and testing using standard scientific protocols and procedures with an emphasis placed on finding practical cost effective solutions. We travel world-wide to service our clients in many different countries.


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