Indoor Air Quality

People utilizing University facilities may have concerns regarding the air quality in their workspace. These are often 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 “An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality” ( provides additional information on improving air quality in office workspaces. Some actions it points 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