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Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos & VOC Testing

Asbestos Testing  

Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen known to cause Mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lung lining, and was used in a number of common building materials found in homes built before 1978.

Asbestos is commonly found in:

  1. Tape and insulation used in heating duct.
  2. Acoustic popcorn ceiling  
  3. Certain flooring tile
  4. Roofing felt
  5. Asbestos siding is rare, but can still be found

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are gases that are emitted from solids such as soil, and liquids such as groundwater and household products. VOCs can be up to 10 times higher indoors compared to outdoors. The EPA estimates that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, whether it be at home, in the office, or at stores. Poor ventilation to fresh air is the main source of elevated indoor VOC levels, but high humidity or temperature can increase concentrations of some pollutants. The EPA has determined that location does not play a major role in VOC levels inside the home.

Source of Volatile Organic Compounds 

VOCs can be emitted from a number of household products, including: cosmetic and hobby supplies, degreasers, gasoline, air freshners, aerosol sprays, auto parts and supplies, paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.

Cleaning chemicals can remain in the indoor air in high concentrations for long periods of time after use or during storage.

Health Effects From Exposure to VOCs

Eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some VOCs can cause cancer in animals and are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans. Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include conjunctival irritation, nose and throat discomfort, headache, allergic skin reaction, dyspnea, declines in serum cholinesterase levels, nausea, emesis, epistaxis, fatigue, dizziness. Eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, and memory impairment are among the immediate symptoms that some people have experienced soon after exposure to some organics.

How to Protect Your Family From Exposure to VOCs 

  • Use household cleaning products in well ventilated areas of the home.
  • Store smaller quantities of cleaning supplies, etc. and throw away old products.
  • Store chemicals and products in the garage, away from children and pets.
  • Don’t smoke inside the home.
  • Minimize the use of aerosol sprays and air freshners inside the home.

Meth Labs and VOCs

Homes that have had Methamphetamine cooked inside of them will contain numerous hazardous chemicals and Volatile Organic Compounds. U.S. DEA estimates that just one in ten Meth labs are discovered, cleaned up and remediated to remove hazardous drywall and other building materials. The other nine labs are abandoned containing building materials that will off-gas carcinogens for years to come, polluting indoor air to dangerous levels. Have your home tested for the presence of a Meth Lab and Meth Lab Residues in the home. Our Meth Lab Testing results are available within a few days and will detect even trace amounts of chemical residues associated with the presence of a Meth Lab. Testing is cost effective and simple, protect the health of you and your family.

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in building materials and numerous household products, including shampoo. It is also a by-products of combustion and certain other natural processes. Sources of Formaldehyde inside the home include pressed wood products, such as plywood underneath drywall or flooring, furniture, or cabinet shelves, household products, and gas burning stoves. Some 1970s built homes may have urea-Formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) inside their walls.

To reduce exposure to Formaldehyde in the home, use high quality pressed wood products and plywood. Maintaining moderate temperature and humidity levels in the home, and increasing ventilation in the home will also help.

Health Effects of Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde, a colorless, pungent-smelling gas, can cause watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty in breathing in some humans exposed at elevated levels (above 0.1 parts per million). High concentrations may trigger attacks in people with asthma. There is evidence that some people can develop a sensitivity to formaldehyde. It has also been shown to cause cancer in animals and may cause cancer in humans.  Health effects include eye, nose, and throat irritation; wheezing and coughing; fatigue; skin rash; severe allergic reactions. May cause cancer. May also cause other effects listed under “organic gases.”

Allergen Testing

  • Allergies are the Sixth leading cause of chronic disease.
  • Allergens and mold spores may be spread through common ventilation systems in apartments and condos.
  • Mold, mildew, rodent feces and other biological contaminants can build up in ventilation systems and easily be spread into the indoor air through heating vents.
  • Maintaining relative humidity of 30-50% will help decrease allergens in the air.

 

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