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University Environmental Health and Safety-Northwest

University Environmental Health and Safety-Northwest

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

University Environmental Health and Safety, in cooperation with the IUN Physical Plant, have forged a relationship to address episodes of inadequate indoor air quality. This web page has been prepared to assist you in contacting the appropriate department on campus should you have an indoor air quality problem.

Who do I contact if I have an indoor air complaint?

The following complaints should be referred to the IUN Physical Plant:

  • Temperature or humidity problems
  • Draftiness
  • Lack of air or “stuffy” air
  • Dirt or particulates from your venting system
  • Visible mold growth

All other complaints can be addressed to University Environmental Health & Safety.

These include:

  • Unusual odors such as chemical smells and exhaust type odors
  • Sickness associated with occupancy of the building such as headache, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, congestion, swelling, itching, dryness or irritation of the eyes, nose or throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and fatigue. Remember that colds and the flu can have some of these same symptoms but they will not go away when you leave the building.

If IUN Physical Plant personnel are unable to find an obvious cause for the problem you reported, such as the heating and ventilating system, or associated with other building activities such as a remodeling project, they may contact University Environmental Health and Safety to conduct a further investigation.