What is IAQ?

What is IAQ?

In modern city life, the quality of air in the indoor environment – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – has a significant impact on human health and comfort. After all, people spend most of their time at homes, offices and other indoor environment.

Poor IAQ can lead to discomfort, ill health (e.g. headache, itchy eyes, respiratory difficulties, skin irritation, nausea and fatigue), and in workplace, absenteeism and lower productivity. Children, elderly and those with existing respiratory or heart disease are more susceptible to the effects of poor IAQ.

Good IAQ is important to safeguarding the health of the building occupants and contributes to their comfort and well-being.

Good air quality is important for everyone, but it is especially important for certain vulnerable members of the household, including:

  1. babies
  2. children
  3. pregnant women and their unborn babies
  4. the elderly
  5. those suffering from respiratory or allergic diseases, such as asthma

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