Indoor Air Quality: The Most Contaminants Of Indoor Air Quality

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Indoor air quality is a vital factor in achieving healthy environment not only by air, water and land. Indoor air quality was influenced by several indoor air pollutants which are carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides, ozone, radon, volatile organic compounds, miscellaneous inorganic, asbestos, synthetic fibers, tobacco smoke and microorganisms and other microbial contaminants which including viruses, fungi, mold, bacteria, nematodes, amoeba, pollen, dander, and mites. From all the indoor air pollutant identified, airborne microbe is one of the most contaminant that introducing major issue in indicating the poor indoor air quality (Sayuti, Abidin, Leman, Noraini, & Abdullah, 2003). According to Rogerson, P.,(2011) indoor air is usually applied to non-industrial indoor environments which including office buildings, public buildings such as schools, hospitals, theatres, restaurants, and private dwellings.…show more content…
Indoor air quality problems can be due to indoor, outdoor air pollutants and inadequate ventilation. There are three types of pollutants that influence the indoor air quality which are chemical pollutants, biological pollutants and physical pollutants. Semiconductor Industrial Hygiene Handbook (2010) state that microbial pollutants in buildings consist of wide variety of bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi that can grow in an indoor environment. However it was difficult to determine exact cause and effect relationships between microorganisms in the air and disease disorders such as allergic and infection. Human has varied sensitivity to these contaminants so that, it make difficult to measure the extent of microbial pollutant that induced allergies and

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