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Table of IAQ hazards (C) Wiley Steven BlissTable of Common Indoor Air Hazards, Sources, Effects, Remedies

  • INDOOR AIR HAZARDS TABLE - CONTENTS: Table of common indoor air hazards and contaminants. Asbestos - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. Biologicals: bacteria, mold, viruses, allergens, animal dander, dust mites, pollen - sources, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. Formaldehyde - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. Lead - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. Pesticides - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. Radon - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce. VOCs - volatile organic compounds - source, health effects, exposure levels, steps to reduce
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List of indoor air contaminants & hazards frequently found in buildings:

Here we provide a table listing common indoor air quality contaminants, their sources, effects, typical levels, and steps to reduce exposure.



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Guide to Finding & Reducing Common Indoor Air Pollutants & Contamination Sources

This article series includes excerpts from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, by Steven Bliss, courtesy of Wiley & Sons. According to Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction:

Public health officials have focused their efforts on outside air pollution for decades, establishing laws and guidelines for what is acceptable air to breath. As it turns out, however, people spend a lot more time indoors than out and, on average, the air is far dirtier indoors. Pollutants range from the merely unpleasant to the potentially deadly. The health effects of low exposures to many of these substances over long time periods is not well understood.

Yet, it seems prudent to have a working knowledge of what’s in the air you’re breathing and to take commonsense steps to eliminate or minimize materials that, in larger doses, make most people sick.

A summary of common indoor pollutants is shown in

For a full discussion of these indoor air hazards see pages 282 and 294 in Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, by Steven Bliss, Wiley & Sons.

Table of Common Indoor Air Hazards, Contaminants, Pollutants

The following table, issued in three sections, lists common indoor air hazards and contaminants, providing for each contaminant the name, description, primary household sources, health effects, typical exposure levels, and steps to reduce exposure.

Below on this page we add corrosive sulphur outgassing from Chinese drywall and a link to odor detection help in buildings.

Table of common indoor air hazards, sources, effects, and solutions (C) J Wiley, Steven Bliss

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.

Table of common indoor air hazards, sources, effects, and solutions (C) J Wiley, Steven Bliss

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.

Table of common indoor air hazards, sources, effects, and solutions (C) J Wiley, Steven Bliss

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.

Update: to the indoor air quality hazards listed in these tables we add

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