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Indoor Air Quality And Mold- A Closer Look

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a concept relating to the air quality inside and around buildings and structures, especially when it relates to the occupants’ health and comfort. As for electricity efficiency, indoor air quality is a relatively new sector. In reality, much of today’s IAQ concerns derive from the energy-conscious building methods that were used in the 1970s. To order to save energy, buildings were made nearly airtight, creating issues with airflow and thereby fostering some of today’s IAQ concerns.Check out A-1 Certified Environmental Services for more info.

Continuing public coverage given to the environmental impacts of radioactive bacteria, the spread of infectious diseases such as swine flu, and the spike of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma also culminated of heightened awareness and exposure to indoor air quality in households, industrial facilities, classrooms, and hospitals.

Microbial contaminants such as mold and other bacteria, or any mass or energy stressor which may induce adverse health conditions can affect IAQ. Indoor air becomes more of a threat to the health than outdoor air. IAQ assessment includes the collection of air tests, testing of human exposure to toxins, collection of measurements on building surfaces and computational simulation of airflow inside buildings.

If IAQ issues are raised two processes are involved: review and remediation. Mold investigation is the process of identifying the location, existence, and extent of a mold hazard within a structure; mold remediation is the process of removing and/or cleaning mold from an indoor environment;