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The Environmental Protection Department of the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification has shared a handbook entitled, Managing Indoor Air Quality for Property Managers, as a reference tool.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a significant environmental issue in Barbados in recent years. Consequently, there have been increasing numbers of IAQ complaints from all sectors of society.

The recent ash fall from the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has the potential to compromise the indoor air quality and comfort of building occupants.

The purpose of the handbook is to educate and provide guidance to those individuals responsible for building maintenance and monitoring the indoor air quality up to and including the maintenance of the Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (VAC).

melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

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