IAQ Links

General Information (many important topics) related to indoor air quality

CARB:  https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/topics/indoor-air-quality-exposure

General info about indoor air quality, portable air cleaners, schools, research summaries, and more.

CDPH:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/EHLB/IAQ/Pages/Main-Page.aspx

General information about indoor air quality, portable air cleaners, specific pollutants, and more.

LBNL:  https://iaqscience.lbl.gov/

Information on indoor air quality, ventilation, portable air cleaners, specific pollutants, and more.

USEPA:  https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq 

General information about indoor air quality, portable air cleaners, specific pollutants, and more.

USEPA: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/indoor-air-homes-and-coronavirus-covid-19

Indoor air in homes and corona virus.

Ventilation & Filtration

ASHRAE: https://www.ashrae.org/file%20library/about/position%20documents/pd_infectiousaerosols_2020.pdf

Important position document on infectious aerosols.

ASHRAE: https://www.ashrae.org/file%20library/technical%20resources/covid-19/ashrae-filtration_disinfection-c19-guidance.pdf

Information on filtration and air disinfection.

NCHH: https://nchh.org/information-and-evidence/learn-about-healthy-housing/health-hazards-prevention-and-solutions/ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality/

General guidance for home ventilation.

Portable Air Cleaners

CARB: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/air-cleaners-ozone-products/air-cleaner-information-consumers

Air cleaner information for consumers.

CU Boulder & Harvard SPH: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NEhk1IEdbEi_b3wa6gI_zNs8uBJjlSS-86d4b7bW098/edit#gid=1882881703

Calculator for selection and sizing of a portable air cleaner.

LBNL: https://iaqscience.lbl.gov/air-summary

Air cleaning advice, including for airborne infectious disease transmission.

USEPA: https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/air-cleaners-and-air-filters-home

Several guides related to portable air cleaners and filtration.

Schools (general IAQ and re-opening)

CARB: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/school-advisory-california-classrooms-study

General school advisory related to indoor air quality (not COVID related)

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

Guidelines for schools & childcare programs.  Good advice on many risk reduction steps but beware that they remain very weak and inappropriate on reducing transmission by aerosols.  Listen to experts on control of aerosols.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/considerations.html

Guidelines for universities and colleges. Good advice on many risk reduction steps but beware that they remain very weak on reducing transmission by aerosols.  Listen to experts on control of aerosols.

Harvard SPH: https://schools.forhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/06/Harvard-Healthy-Buildings-Program-Schools-For-Health-Reopening-Covid19-June2020.pdf

Risk reduction strategies for re-opening K-12 schools.

Harvard SPH & Portland State: https://schools.forhealth.org/risk-reduction-strategies-for-reopening-schools/faqs/

Questions parents and teachers should be asking schools/districts about re-opening.

MN DH: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/schools/index.html

General information on improving indoor air quality in schools (not inclusive of COVID-19)

NIOSH: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-101/

General safety check-list for K-12 schools (not inclusive of COVID-19)

OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/schools.html

General information and additional links related to IAQ in schools (not inclusive of COVID-19)