Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been identified by the EPA as one of the top five most critical environmental risks to public health. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that most Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Those employed in office jobs spend approximately 40 hours a week on average in those buildings.
Every building and facility presents unique challenges. Air quality may be influenced of the location of the building, its original construction, as well as renovation work that has been done. Other factors may include how well air handling systems have been maintained and the types of activities and processes that occur within the building, as well as the equipment used.
Indoor air pollution can arise from a single source or any combination of factors. A large number of common IAQ problems are associated with:
- Improperly operated and maintained HVAC systems
- Uncontrolled or inadequate production process emissions
- Occupant overcrowding
- Radon contamination
- Extreme temperatures or humid conditions
- Moisture incursion and dampness
- Outside air pollutants
Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in buildings through air pollution solutions is an important part of achieving a healthy work environment. As more attention is given to improving indoor air quality in the work place, manufacturing plants have also become an increasingly important area of concern. Concerns involving regulatory requirements, worker productivity and retention, and health concerns have made air pollution solutions a top priority.
APC Technologies has extensive experience in the development of projects to promote indoor air quality including providing hoods, exhaust ductwork, and emission control equipment for production equipment that was previously unaddressed or inadequately controlled. Our air pollution control systems have improved indoor air quality while meeting a wide range of needs and budgets, and ensuring EPA and OSHA compliance. Contact our team to discuss your air pollution control needs.