The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), has arrived in India! It is perhaps the first association focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), in our country. Significantly this chapter is among the few outside the United States. Aimed at bringing together professionals to identify and solve issues pertaining to indoor environment, the ultimate beneficiaries are the public. It will improve indoor air quality by bringing about awareness and educate people. So let’s wake up to IAQ issues and get cracking!
IAQ can be quite complicated as it has many aspects to it. It deals with levels of various toxins such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), suspended particulate matter including bacteria and the common mold. It also deals with temperature and humidity control. While it is common knowledge that higher the concentration of CO2 in a space, the worse it is, only a few actually understand the difference between proper ventilation and the ‘oxygenation’ of spaces.................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express