Indoor Air Quality Testing
Most individuals spend about 90% of their time indoors and are therefore exposed to the indoor
environment to a much greater extent than to the outdoors. Information obtained from laboratory
and epidemiological studies suggests that indoor air pollutants are an important cause of avoidable morbidity and mortality.
Contaminants in the indoor environment are more than 1,000 times more likely to be inhaled than outdoor air and can be up to 10 times more polluted than outside air (US EPA, 2001). The potential
effects of indoor air pollution include unpleasant smells, sensitization and asthmatic reactions.
Sick house syndrome has become such a big problem in the United States in recent years, it's a
phrase you can now find in the dictionary. It is defined as an illness characterized by skin irritations,
headache, and respiratory problems that is caused by indoor pollutants, inadequate ventilation, and
microorganisms, which include mold.
Toxic molds have been making people sick since biblical times, but the scope of the problem really came to the forefront in 1996 when tests by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed the probable cause of the mysterious illness that killed one infant and sickened nine others at a Cleveland, Ohio, housing project. The babies, who lived within close proximity to one another, all suffered from the same rare lung disorder characterized by pulmonary hemorrhaging. The likely cause: Stachybotrys chartarum, a greenish-black mold. It was found in every one of their homes.
For more information read the article: Is Your House Making You Sick?
Indoor Air Quality Testing $250.00 (first sample)
$50.00 (each additional sample)
Turn around time 3 business days
International Association of Certified
Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2)
Cert. # IAC2-01-6452