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Indoor Air Quality at Work

Delawareans often have questions regarding the indoor air quality of the place where they are employed, in an office building, in a school or even when working from a home setting . Indoor air quality issues in large buildings, such as an office building, can cause concern to those who work there.

There are some helpful steps that you can take in order to address questions and concerns about the indoor air quality at work. These steps include the following:

  1. Look for obvious causes of odor, such as water leaks, spoiled food or other odors that can be easily traced to a source by you or by another fellow employee. It is important to remember that mold can detract from good indoor air quality. Mold growth can quickly result from water intrusion - within 24 to 48 hours. Report and address water problems immediately.
  2. Report any odors or other air quality concerns to supervisors, office management, building management or building maintenance.
  3. Follow up on any illnesses that you feel may be associated with the odor by seeing your health care provider.
  4. Gather additional information on indoor air quality issues through credible sources, such as the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009
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