In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution
Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can avoid if you’re informed. An IAQ Home SurveyTMtest can give you peace-of-mind and put you on the path to a healthier home.
Why You Should Test Your Air with IAQ Home SurveyTM
• The only composite home air quality assessment
Monitors for 500+ airborne chemicals and hidden mold growth with single air sample
One test covers 2,000 sq. ft.
Identifies chemical pollutants that could make you sick
Predicts sources of the chemicals, whether from the home or its contents
• Checks for hazardous air pollutants
• Formaldehyde test available (additional charge)
• Sample collected by home inspector or indoor air service contractor
• Convenient—contractor handles all testing & shipping • Referrals or recommendations to improve air quality
Clear and concise analysis reports
• Reports total VOC and active mold levels
• Predicts VOC sources and gives you an action plan • Delivered to you within a few days of testing
• 2-for-1 air quality assessments: VOCs and active mold growth
• Can detect "hidden" mold • Non-destructive test
Detailed chemical analysis available (additional charge)
Advantages of using a service provider to perform an
IAQ Home Survey air quality assessment:
Convenient timing – testing performed during home inspection
Sampling materials readily available for immediate testing
No shipping hassles – service provider handles everything
Expedited sample analysis
Multiple samples collected simultaneously (if necessary)
Referrals to other professionals/contractors as needed for your situation
Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutant levels averaging 2 to 5 times higher than outside air. And with people now spending about 90% of their time indoors, exposure to these air pollutants has never been more significant.
Products and materials present in our homes constantly emit chemicals, called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the air. The slightest elevation in humidity can cause mold to grow anywhere in the home—often in places thatgo undetected, like behind walls or under carpeting. Exposure toand growing mold can cause a number of health issues, from headaches to respiratory irritation to asthma exacerbation. Your health could depend on knowing exactly what’s in the air you breathe everyday.
What is Off-Gassing?
Off-gassing (also known as out-gassing) refers to the release of airborne particulates or chemicals—dubbed volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from common household products. Potential sources of off-gassing range from construction materials to carpeting, cabinetry, furniture, paint, and any number of household goods. Some of the most common chemicals off-gassed from household items include formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and toluene. While off-gassing can be easily identified by so-called “new car” and “new carpet” smells, it can also be odorless.
While the effects of off-gassing are still being studied, what we do know is that many of the chemicals can cause allergic reactions and other health problems—including congestion, coughing, skin irritation, asthma attacks, and fatigue, as well as leukemia, lymphomas, or cognitive decline. Health effects depend on the particular chemical(s) involved, the concentration of VOCs in the home, and how long and how often a person is exposed.
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