Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools: Preventive Maintenance Guidance Documents
This guidance (published by the EPA) provides common-sense measures for preventing, diagnosing and resolving most indoor air problems. This guide helps schools understand how IAQ problems develop, the importance of good IAQ and its impact on students, staff and building occupants. One section provides suggestions for dealing with an IAQ crisis and for communicating IAQ information to students, staff, parents and the community. The appendices of this guide offer detailed information on IAQ-related topics including:
- secondhand smoke
- portable classrooms
- basic measurement equipment
- hiring professional assistance
- codes and regulations
- integrated pest management.
The document also includes information on typical indoor air pollutants and pollutants from motor vehicles and equipment.