The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is an interdisciplinary, non-profit, non-partisan collaborative of professionals of all types. Our diverse membership is comprised of physicians & nurses, engineers, architects, maintenance managers, lawyers, toxicologists, building inspectors, insurers, industrial hygienists, respiratory therapists, educators, healthy and safety professionals, legislators, public policy decision-makers, and more.
Our Mission: To create healthy, productive, and environmentally sustainable indoor environments through education, communications, and advocacy.
The Council’s History
As indoor air quality concerns have increased in importance over the past several years, so has the need for better technical guidance, coordination and education. The Indoor Air Quality Task Force of the Maine Environmental Priorities Project recommended the establishment of this council as a mechanism by which this work would be conducted in the state. With the support of the American Lung Association of Maine and the Maine Department of Human Services, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council was formed. It was incorporated in March 1998, and received not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status in December 1999.
Since its inception, the Council has worked closely with numerous public and private entities to provide education and technical resources.