Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Materials used in building construction and conditions resulting from property damage, or even poor maintenance and upkeep, can result in indoor air pollution that could jeopardize a person's health. Many of the sources of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems (i.e. formaldehyde, mold, radon, etc.) can be easily prevented and corrected by simple measures. Therefore, to help homeowners and business owners recognize and correct problems they may be experiencing, the following sources have been pulled together for easy access to useful information and answers to solve indoor air pollution. The information consists of guidance on most IAQ issues and associations of professional consultants should these services be desired or needed. Authorization and resources do not allow the MDEQ to visit homes and businesses to test for indoor pollution, but the agency is striving to be of assistance through the information it is making available here.

“How to Request Your Landlord to Make Repairs Under the Mississippi Residential Landlord Act”:

Mold and Other Common Indoor Pollutants
Information on Air Ducts, Air Cleaners, Asbestos, Asthma and Allergies, Biological Contaminants, Carbon Monoxide, Fireplaces, Formaldehyde, Household Cleaning Chemicals and Sprays, Insulation, Lead, Mold, Pesticides, Radon, Smoke (Tobacco Smoke and Second Hand Smoke), and Vapor Intrusion can be found HERE.

Resources for Research
References to Publications, online help, and phone numbers of professional organizations such as EPA, CDC, and the National Center for Healthy Homes can be found HERE.

Consultants and Laboratories
To find a professional inspector or laboratory in your area to help analyze your situation, click HERE.

Related Topics
  • Training – click HERE
  • Office Building Environments – click HERE
  • Building and Remodeling – click HERE
  • Flood Cleanup – click HERE
  • Legal Matters – click HERE

To contact MDEQ staff for more information on Indoor Air Quality: Bryan Williams 601.961.5799 or the Air Toxics Branch