Abingdon, MD, October 29th, 2012 -- Earlier this month, the nation’s leading provider of health-based consumer test kits for analyzing the indoor air quality of homes, schools and places of business released an online video explaining how the kits work. IAQ Index produced the video to help educate the public about indoor air quality issues.
People spend up to 90% of their time indoors so it’s important to know that the air in residential, institutional and commercial buildings is safe to breathe. Some indoor pollutants can cause allergies, infections, trigger asthma attacks, and even lead to cancer.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.” These indoor air quality pollutants may include a variety of different microbial contaminants and gases. Mold, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and radon are some of the more frequent culprits.
Bruce Jacobs, CIH and the founder of IAQ Index reported, “What makes IAQ Index so unique is the fact that the results are health-based and easy-to-understand. The kits have been designed for use by homeowners, health professionals, property managers, and anyone in need of testing their air. Simply follow the basic instructions and send the samples off to be analyzed. Within a short period of time you will receive your results which will include a unique air quality index that is assigned to each kit after laboratory analysis. This numerical index is calculated based on the results from all of the individual parameters analyzed. Descriptive, color-coded ratings are assigned that summarizes the findings.”
The new IAQ Index video can be seen at:
As a special incentive during the months of October and November, IAQ Index is offering a free radon test kit ($50 value) for customers who order the IAQ Index Basic Kit. To take advantage of this special offer simply order the IAQ Index Basic Kit at http://www.IAQIndex.com and receive a free radon test kit.
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.