Improving Indoor Air Quality

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Published October 17, 2014

An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

We tend to spend the majority of our lifetimes indoors, and the quality of the air we breathe, like the quality of water we drink, can have a significant long term impact on our health. Below I’ve selected three articles which will introduce the interested reader to the importance of indoor air quality as well as the rating system used to evaluate air filter efficiency:

1. The National Air Filtration Association has an article on residential air filtration:

http://www.nafahq.org/residential-air-filtration/

2. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has a (lengthy) guide on indoor air quality:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality/

3. Finally, Wikipedia has a to-the-point article on the MERV rating used to rate the efficiency of air filters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_efficiency_reporting_value

 

 


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