Families typically meticulously decorate and furnish rooms with paint, carpet, allergens and other materials containing volatile compounds, then close and lock the windows in essence unknowingly putting their families a perfect gas chamber
Indoor environmental screening of the home or work environment is important for individuals with allergies, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, emphysema, asthma, a topic dermatitis, immune deficiencies, etc. Good indoor air quality is difficult to detect as you cannot see it. Bad smells alone are not the only indicator of poor air quality. Interior rooms collect not only exhaled carbon dioxide and moisture from people and objects, but also numerous toxic chemicals and biological pathogens. These can enter the body via nose, mouth, skin, mucous membranes and eyes resulting in headaches, allergies, infections or other illnesses.
The late Dr. P. Ole Fanger, an expert on the health effects of indoor environments, who taught at Syracuse University, marveled at the hazards to which Americans unwittingly subjected themselves and their children. Families typically meticulously decorate and furnish rooms with paint, carpet, allergens and other materials containing volatile compounds, then close and lock the windows in essence unknowingly putting their families a perfect gas chamber.
In keeping with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 1997 recommendations, it is desirable to identify and remove common allergens and modify the home or office to reduce the level of ubiquitous (common) allergens. According to the technical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) there is substantial evidence that damp, moldy environments are unhealthy. Before one can remove allergens and/or pollutants effectively, it is essential to understand if they exist, what they are and in what quantity. Now there's the do-it-yourself (DIY) evalu-aire custom test kit.
The evalu-aire custom test kit is designed to sample the IAQ of your home or office to help quantify and qualify levels of indoor air contaminants. The evalu-aire test kit will measure for chemicals (over 80 organic compounds analyzed), formaldehyde, pollens, dust mites (intact), skin cells, fiberglass, insect biodetritus, and molds, The kit comes with a loaner mini air sampling pump to sample the ambient air and sample supplies. Lab analysis results are reported in: cts/m3, cts/m2, and PPM and will be compared to normal background levels.
Who should use the "evalu-aire custom test kit”:
- Expecting Mothers
- Industrial Hygienists
- Health Practitioners
- Facility Managers
- Property Managers
- Occupational Health and Safety Professionals
The evalu-aire kits and many other DIY kits are available from Building Health Check (www.indoorairtest.com), on line retailers and/or at your local distributors. Contact Cy Garner at 800-422-7873 Ext 804 to discuss your next IAQ project.
About Building Health Check, LLC
Alan Wozniak founded Building Health Check, LLC as a product manufacturing component for Pure Air Control Services, Inc. Today, the IAQ Screen Check kit products are manufactured from its offices in Clearwater, FL setting the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis. Pure Air Control Services has serviced more than 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.
Pure Air’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences Evaluation; Building Health Check; an AIHA accredited Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; and Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services. The company’s expanding client roster includes the General Services Administration (GSA); Allstate Insurance; Carrier Air Conditioning; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; and Naval Air Station - King's Bay, Georgia, and many other Fortune 500 companies, school boards, and city, state, and county governments, making Pure Air a reliable industry leader.
For more information on Building Health Check, LLC. and/or its distribution please contact Cy Garner, at (800) 422-7873 ext 804, or visit www.indoorairtest.com.