INDOOR AIR QUALITY PROBLEMS – COMPONENTS


Building Components and Furnishings

Locations that produce or collect dust or
 fibers

  • textured surfaces such as carpeting, curtains, and other textiles
  • open shelving
  • old or deteriorated furnishings
  • materials containing damaged asbestos

Unsanitary conditions and water damage

  • microbiological growth on or in soiled or water-damaged furnishings
  • microbiological growth in areas of surface condensation
  • standing water from clogged or poorly designed drains
  • dry traps that allow the passage of sewer gas

Chemicals released from building components or furnishings

  • volatile organic compounds;
  • inorganic compounds