Indoor Environmental Quality

NIOSH Resources

Building Air Quality Action Plan
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-123 (June 1998)
The Building Air Quality Action Plan is intended to be used in concert with the more comprehensive Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers (BAQ). (See below.) This resource meets the needs of building owners and managers who want an easy-to-understand path for taking their building from current conditions and practices to the successful institutionalization of good IEQ management practices.

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-114 (December 1991)
In recognition of the need for practical indoor air quality advice for building owners and facility managers, EPA and NIOSH worked jointly to produce this written guidance on preventing, identifying, and correcting indoor air quality problems.

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-102 (November 2012)
This Alert describes the respiratory problems that occupants may experience from exposures in damp buildings, presents summary information on outbreaks of building-related respiratory disease, and provides recommendations on how to identify, respond to, and prevent building dampness and related respiratory symptoms and disease.

Other Resources

ASHRAE COVID-19 Interactive Infographic

CDC COVID-19 Ventilation in Buildings

CDC – Indoor Air Quality Fact Sheet

Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Indoor Air Quality Publications

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) – State-based laws and regulations

ELI – Topics in School Environmental Health

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Indoor Air Quality

EPA – Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM) Text Modules: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC)

EPA – Indoor Air Quality and Climate Readiness

EPA – Indoor Air Quality Publications and Resources

Healthy Indoor Environment Workshop Report

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory – Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource Bank

Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Indoor Air Quality

Safety and Health Topics Legionnaires’ Disease

State IEQ Programs

World Health Organization – Indoor Air Quality


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