IAQ Case Study (PLG1)

For this module’s assignment, first read the IAQ scenario below. Then write a short summary that addresses the concerns identified in the IAQ scenario. The paper should be at least three pages in length, not including the reference page.

IAQ Scenario: An indoor air quality investigation has revealed the sample results (below) in an office setting where occupants are complaining of poor indoor air quality:

1200-1300 ppm carbon dioxide
62-78% relative humidity
.05 ppm formaldehyde (direct reading colorimetric tube)
253 – 312 counts/m3 total airborne mold spores inside
8,590 – 12,350 counts/m3 total airborne mold spores outside

Even though most indoor air quality guidelines recommend that the ventilation system be evaluated, such an evaluation has not yet been performed. What conclusions can or can’t be drawn from these findings? What do you tell the business owner about these findings as they relate to potential worker health and/or productivity? Do any of these exposures exceed regulatory exposure limits? Are there other guidelines that should be considered? What further investigation or testing should be performed if any?

Your write-up should follow current APA formatting for references and in-text citations. Use APA format. At least 3 pages are required, not including the reference page and title page. Table of Contents and Abstract are not needed.

Use these references:

use these links as references
OSHA:
Indoor Air Quality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Mold (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
OSHA Technical Manual (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Hurricane eMatrix – Building Assessment, Restoration, and Demolition Mold Remediation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
CDC:
NIOSH: Indoor Environmental Quality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Basic Facts: Mold in the Environment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Cleanup and Remediation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
AIHA:
Improving Indoor Air Quality Where You Work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Facts about Mold (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Report of Microbial Growth Task Force (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
EPA:

The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Mold Cleanup in Your Home (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
HUD:
The Key to Mold Control is Moisture Control (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
ACOEM:
Adverse Human Health Effects with Molds in the Indoor Environment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
New York City*
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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