Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) covers a broad range of issues.  Some of the items that fall into IAQ include temperature extremes, elevated relative humidity, stuffy air and odors.  While many unpleasant odors are transient from sources such as vehicle exhaust and construction activities, more persistent odors could result from problems with the air quality.  If an odor or other unpleasant conditions persist for more than a few hours, EHS may choose to investigate the problem to determine if further action is necessary.

Investigations include temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, mold and bacteria concentrations, dust particles and organic vapors.  EHS will determine the course of action based on the initial observations and ensure that the concerns of those who initiated the complaint are addressed. If you have an indoor air quality complaint, contact EHS by calling 901-678-5700 or emailing EHS@memphis.edu.