ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


EPA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Good indoor air quality enhances occupant health, comfort, and workplace productivity. Rental properties can gain a marketing advantage if they are known to offer a healthy and pleasant indoor environment.

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) –

“failure to respond promptly and effectively to IAQ problems can have consequences such as increasing health problems such as

  • cough,
  • eye irritation,
  • headache,
  • and allergic reactions, and
  • in some rare cases resulting in life-threatening conditions (e.g., Legionnaire’s disease, carbon monoxide poisoning)

“This may result in;

  • reducing productivity due to discomfort or increased absenteeism;
  • accelerating deterioration of furnishings and equipment;
  • straining relations between landlords and tenants, employers and employees;
  • creating negative publicity that could put rental properties at a competitive disadvantage; and
  • opening potential liability problems (Note: Insurance policies tend to exclude pollution-related claims)”