PRLog - Feb. 25, 2013 - PEORIA, Ariz. -- During the last twenty years, people have become increasingly concerned about the quality of air they breathe indoors. Both scientists and the general public have come to understand that many of the building materials, household furnishings and cleaning supplies used everyday can alter the air people breathe and impact their health.
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Society has also become increasingly aware of the potential for allergies, asthma attacks and even fungal infections caused by mold growing indoors due to water damage and elevated humidity levels in buildings.
In response, today there are thousands of companies that specialize in testing, remediating, and offering products to help improve people’s indoor air. In most circumstances, if someone believes they may have an indoor air quality (IAQ) problem and want to hire a professional to determine the scope of the problem, it can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. For many people, this puts having their air investigated by a professional financially out of reach.
One company has developed an economical solution for people who want to test their IAQ, without spending a large sum of money. IAQ Index has developed a series of affordable test kits that anyone can use to help determine if they have an air quality problem. The kits can quickly help to determine if there are problems with mold, radon, CO, CO2, VOCs and formaldehyde in a building.
Bruce Jacobs, CIH, President of IAQ Index, explained how the kits are utilized. “The kits come with simple instructions that allow anyone to take samples for the most common IAQ pollutants found in buildings. Once the samples are collected, they are shipped off to some of the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratories for analysis. The customer then receives a health-based and easy-to-understand air quality index that is uniquely assigned to each kit. First, a numerical index is calculated based on the results from all the individual parameters analyzed from the kit samples. Then, a single descriptive, color-coded rating is assigned that summarizes the kit's findings. The end result is people know if there is a problem or not in their home, office or school.”
IAQ Index has developed online video discussing how indoor air quality contaminants can be detected utilizing test kits that can be seen at:
To learn more about testing for mold and other indoor air quality issues, please visit IAQ Index at http://www.IAQIndex.com, email info@IAQIndex.com or call (888) 259-3883.
About IAQ Index
IAQ Index was developed by a Certified Industrial Hygienist with decades of experience dealing with indoor air quality issues. IAQ Index was developed as a health-based, easy-to-understand, air quality index that is calculated from data generated for various parameters commonly measured during IAQ surveys. The approach is similar to the EPA’s Air Quality Index that has been used historically to communicate the risks posed by common pollutants in the ambient air.