60 Day Trial!
Within the Continental USA
Dan Buglio is a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional by the:
Indoor Air FAQ:
Q: What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and is really a problem?
A: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) the nation's worst environmental health problem, even worse than outdoor air pollution. A significant increase in asthma and hay fever corresponds to an increased level of allergens and irritants in our homes and offices, poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
What the experts say about IAQ "the air within homes can be more polluted than outdoor air in even the largest cities." "... the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors rather than outdoors." EPA Document #402-K-93-007, April 1995
Q: Does my Home or Office have an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problem?
A: Given the sheer number of potential sources of poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), it is very likely that you have a moderate IAQ problem. Surprisingly, homes or offices built in the last 20 years are more likely to have a severe IAQ problem. In an effort to increase energy efficiency in our edifices, engineers and builders have sealed the "leaks" that allowed the constant mixing of cleaner outdoor air with our indoors air.
Q: What contaminants contribute to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
A: Household cleansers, laundry detergents, air fresheners, aerosols, insecticides, insects, pet hair, dander, and litter boxes, cigarette smoke, food, dust (dust mites), people (dead skin, hair, perfume, etc.), carpet, construction materials, and anything moist can grow more. Additionally, items such as bedding/linens and furniture, even HVAC systems, can trap and collect contaminants.