Indoor Environmental Quality refers to the quality of the air and the physical environment in the home. It includes lighting and sound as well and is concerned with how we are affected by the home we live in.
Indoor environments are highly complex and residents may be exposed to a variety of contaminants (in the form of gases and particles) from appliances, cleaning products, construction, carpets and furniture, fragrances and smoke, water-damaged materials, microbial growth (fungal / mold and bacterial), insects, and pollutants from outdoors. Temperature, humidity, and ventilation can also affect how you will respond to the indoor environment.
Understanding the potential sources of contaminants and managing their effect can help eliminate or control symptoms. There are many specialists to guide you and help you maintain a healthy indoor environment.