What is IAQ?

What is IAQ?

In modern city life, people spend most of their time indoors, e.g. at home, office, school, etc. Therefore, the quality of air in an indoor environment – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – has a significant impact on human health and comfort.

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

Poor IAQ can lead to discomfort and health issues, such as headaches, itchy eyes, respiratory difficulties, skin irritation, nausea and fatigue. It can also result in increased absenteeism and lower productivity in the workplace.

The following members are more vulnerable to indoor air pollutants:

  1. babies and young children
  2. pregnant women
  3. the elderly
  4. those suffering from respiratory or heart diseases

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