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The Ultimate Indoor Air Quality Standards Quiz
by Staff
The quality of the air we breathe affects our health and mental state. It is also often overlooked, however, since we quickly acclimate to less than ideal air. Take this quiz to learn more about breathing easily and the main hazards you need to look out for.

How much of their time do Americans spend indoors?

  • 50 percent
  • around 75 percent
  • up to 90 percent

Which of these organizations, in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issues indoor air quality standards?

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

How can volatile organic compounds (VOCs) get into your home to contaminate the air there?

  • from paint or carpet
  • from ceiling tiles and subflooring
  • from treated wood and kitchen floor tiles

From where does radon gas usually enter a house?

  • underground, beneath the house
  • the house's water supply
  • cleaning supplies used in the house

What is an example of an environmental threat that was addressed by regulation of manufacturers?

  • asbestos
  • radon
  • formaldehyde

At what level are most regulations that address indoor air quality in the United States?

  • federal
  • state
  • local

What specifically does Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act address?

  • smoking
  • paint
  • construction materials

What improvement in home building ironically also led to a decrease in indoor air quality?

  • better insulation
  • solar panels
  • usable recycled materials

Which of these substances can harm indoor air quality and is commonly found in pressed wood products?

  • formaldehyde
  • iodine
  • chlorine

What symptoms may be an indication of poor indoor air quality?

  • watery eyes and sore throat
  • itchy skin and runny nose
  • blotchy skin and dry mouth