Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

New building materials, water damage, or poor maintenance, can create indoor air pollution hazardous to a person’s health. Sources of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems (i.e. formaldehyde, mold, radon, etc.) can usually be prevented or corrected by simple measures. Therefore, to help homeowners and business owners recognize and correct problems they may be experiencing, the following sources of information have been compiled to enable readers to solve indoor air pollution problems. The information consists of guidance on most IAQ issues, associations, and professional resources should these services be needed. Authorization and resources do not allow the MDEQ to visit homes and businesses to test indoor air but the agency is striving to be of assistance through the information it is making available here.

Mold and Other Common Indoor Pollutants

Information on Air Ducts, Air Cleaners, Asbestos, Asthma and Allergies, Biological Contaminants, Carbon Monoxide, Fireplaces, Formaldehyde, Household Cleaning Chemicals and Sprays, Insulation, Lead, Mold, Pesticides, Radon, Smoke (Tobacco Smoke and Second Hand Smoke), and Vapor Intrusion

Resources for Research

References to Publications, online help, and phone numbers of professional organizations such as EPA, CDC, and the National Center for Healthy Homes

Consultants and Laboratories

To find a professional inspector or laboratory in your area to help analyze your situation

Related Topics

For Information on the following topics

  • Office Building and Schools
  • Building and Remodeling
  • Flood Cleanup
  • Legal Matters
  • Training

For more information on Indoor Air Quality, contact:

Bryan Williams
(601) 961-5799