Poor indoor air quality an issue in NYC apartments

Indoor air quality is key in protecting the health of facility residents. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is launching a US$50 million program this month to clean and modernize ventilation systems in the more than 300 apartment complexes it maintains, the New York Daily News reports.

Public housing residents have been complaining of poor indoor air due to mold and other debris inside building ventilation systems. NYCHA officials say vents in 10,000 apartments have been cleaned in recent years due to resident complaints. But this program is the first time the authority has conducted a thorough cleaning of all public housing ventilation systems.


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