Over the last few decades, there has been a steadily increasing understanding of how people are exposed to and impacted by air pollutants inside of buildings. As people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, air quality within the workplace can be a significant factor in people’s overall health, comfort and productivity. Environmental Health and Safety investigates all instances of suspected indoor air quality problems, utilizing the latest analytical techniques and equipment. Common indoor air quality issues include, but are not limited to:
- atypical odors
- dust and other particles
- inadequate or non-functioning ventilation systems
- indoor pollution sources
- irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue experienced when in a particular indoor space
Additional information about EHS assistance with indoor air quality issues can be found in the Indoor Air Quality Program Manual.