Indoor air quality
"Indoor air quality" refers to things in indoor air that can cause or exacerbate illness (especially respiratory diseases). These components include:
- Mold, pet dander, and other allergens.
- Combustion products, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and soot.
- Fragrances and household chemicals.
- Environmental tobacco smoke.
We are especially concerned when someone in the home has a chronic respiratory problem like asthma, restrictive airway disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.