In recent years, residential indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution has evolved into a major legal and public policy issue in the apartment sector. As with mold, much is still unknown about IAQ, and much of it is beyond the control of property managers. Further complicating matters for property managers is the fact that there is no strong science and there are no federal standards indicating at what level IAQ pollutants require action to avoid adverse health effects.
To help firms address this emergent issue, this NMHC/NAA White Paper explores a range of emergent IAQ issues, including environmental tobacco smoke, pesticides, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.
It also identifies IAQ-related legislation as well as litigation, insurance and potential liability issues facing apartment owners.
Finally, it offers expert advice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for maintaining healthier IAQ in the apartment context.