"Indoor air quality" refers to things in indoor air that can cause or exacerbate illness (especially respiratory diseases). These components include:
We are especially concerned when someone in the home has a chronic respiratory problem like asthma, restrictive airway disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Linn County Healthy Homes may be able to inspect your home or building to determine the presence of most indoor air pollutants and to help you formulate a plan for eliminating these hazards in your environment. Linn County Healthy Homes has developed Indoor Air Quality inspection protocols and has testing equipment for carbon dioxide,carbon monoxide, particulate matter, relative humidity, total volatile organic compounds (VOCs), building materials moisture content, and other parameters. If your child has asthma, please click here. Otherwise, the assessment fee for this service is $100.
If you have questions about the air in your home, school, workplace, or any building in Linn County, call Linn County Healthy Homes at (319) 892-6000 and ask to talk to a Healthy Homes Specialist about indoor air quality.