Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Maintaining proper ventilation and conditioned air within the home will keep moisture, mold and indoor pollutants under control. Outdoor air enters and leaves a house by: infiltration, natural ventilation, and mechanical ventilation. In a process known as...
Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Pollution: Biological Pollutants

Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust, mites, cockroaches, and pollen. There are many sources of these pollutants. Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and animals;...
Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Quality: Kitchen Remodels

Ventilation Cooking in the kitchen generates a lot of moisture and odors, and requires ventilation. While there are various ventilation strategies for a kitchen, the range hood is by far the most common. The range hood should be used to capture and exhaust combustion...
Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Pollution: Formaldehyde

Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, and the use of un-vented, fuel-burning appliances, like gas stoves or kerosene space heaters. Formaldehyde, by itself or in combination with other chemicals, serves a number...
Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Quality: Lead

Lead paint removal often means damaging centuries-old detailing. New options help prevent dangerous lead exposure and destructive abatement practices. Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. In late 1991, the Secretary of the Department of...
Indoor Air Quality: Home Ventilation

Indoor Air Pollution: Organic Gases

Sources Household products including: paints, paint strippers, and other solvents; wood preservatives; aerosol sprays; cleansers and disinfectants; moth repellents and air fresheners; stored fuels and automotive products; hobby supplies; dry-cleaned clothing. Health...