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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) DIY Home Testing

In keeping with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 2007 recommendations, it is desirable to identify and remove common allergens and modify the home or office to reduce the level of ubiquitous (common) allergens.

Clearwater 6/06/2013 05:15 PM GMT (LinkMyStock)

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.


In keeping with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 2007 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. The World Health Organization and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have concluded that preventing exposure to environmental allergens and irritants may help prevent asthma and related breathing disorders.


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”:


· Doctors/Pediatricians


· Nurses


· Expecting Mothers


· Industrial Hygienists


· Homeowners


· Health Practitioners


· Physicians


· Realtors


· Landlords


· 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 Building Health Check at 800-422-7873 Ext 804 to discuss your next IAQ project.


About Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab):




Alan Wozniak founded Pure Air Control Services, Inc. in 1984 as a small mechanical contracting firm and has since set the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis, environmental laboratory and remediation. Pure Air Control Services has serviced more than 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.


The Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) (established in 1992) at Pure Air Control Services (PACS) is an AIHA accredited environmental lab offering complete and comprehensive indoor environmental microbiology laboratory services. They include: microbiology, aerobiology, chemistry, allergen assays and microscopy designed to meet all your indoor air needs. EDLab supports IAQ investigations by assisting with strategic sampling plan development and supplying media collection equipment while performing a wide range of environmental analyses. The company’s expanding client roster includes the General Services Administration (GSA); US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Allstate Insurance; Carrier Air Conditioning; US 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 Control Services/EDLab the reliable industry


leader in IAQ.


For more information on EDLab at Pure Air Control Services, Inc. please contact Alan Wozniak at (800) 422-7873 x 802, or visit www.pureaircontrols.com.

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