Test the Quality of the Air in Your Living Environment Before Symptoms Worsen
Indoor air quality (or IAQ) is the air quality both inside and the immediate surrounding area of your building or structure. It is especially important as relates to your health, well-being, and comfort level, and that of your family or employees. As health issues related to poor indoor air quality can be experienced immediately, but possibly even years after exposure, it’s a good idea to understand which common pollutants may be present and how they can be controlled. While the short term effects, such as irritation of the eyes, throat, and nose, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness may be immediately noticeable, longer term effects might not be. An air quality test is the first step in determining your IAQ, and we have the right team to do it!
We Put the IQ in IAQ
The friendly professional staff at Environmental Doctor has the credentials, and is equipped with the right range of specialized testing equipment to address your air quality needs. Whether indoor pollution occurs because of chemicals, particles, or gases, our experts have more than 25 years experience identifying environmental condition concerns. In addition to our more than ten Indoor Environmental Professionals, we maintain both a registered nurse and a degreed microbiologist as part of our full-time staff, ensuring you the best possible testing as well as remediation and mitigation services.
What You Need to Know about Vapor Intrusion
Whenever chemicals or petroleum is spilled on the ground or leak from underground storage tanks, gases are emitted, and these gases can leak into buildings and homes. Vapor intrusion can occur from paints; paint strippers or thinners; mothballs; new carpeting and furniture; stored fuel; air fresheners; cleaning products; dry cleaned clothing, even cigarette smoke. The health risks depend on the type of chemical, the length and amount of exposure, and personal health. Symptoms include eye and respiratory irritation, nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Fortunately, these symptoms are temporary and go away once the problem has been managed. However, low level chemical exposure can increase the risk of certain types of cancers.
Why You Should Test for Indoor Air Quality
Pollution doesn’t just affect the outside air in Beavercreek. Sometimes it’s the inside of a home, where your family lives and breathes, that can have devastating effects on personal health. The air inside your home may be polluted by lead, radon, and other volatile chemicals. There can also be dust, microscopic mites, and other contaminants that can aggravate allergies. One way to improve your home’s air quality is to use a professional monitor inside the home to test for contaminants. If problems are detected, a professional cleaning is advised. A HEPA vacuum can be used to suck up dust, dirt and even heavy concentrations of lead.