Indoor Air Quality

People utilizing University facilities may have concerns regarding the air quality in their workspace. These are often a related to temperature or humidity issues, inadequate ventilation or unusual odors. If you have concerns about the air quality in your office or workspace, contact EHS at (410) 706-7055. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication entitled “An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality” ( provides addition information on improving air quality in office workspaces. Some items they point out that you can do to help improve the air quality in your workplace include:

  • Do not block air vents or grilles
  • Water and maintain office plants properly
  • Dispose of garbage promptly and properly
  • Store food properly
  • Avoid bringing products into the building that could release harmful or bothersome odors or contaminants
  • Notify your building or facility manager immediately if you suspect an indoor air quality problem.

Related Websites

EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Website
OSHA’s Indoor Air Quality Website