Abingdon, MD, July 16th, 2012 -- Indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints have steadily been on the rise as more people spend time indoors, buildings are constructed ever tighter, and more people learn about the health effects of poor air quality.
Few people would ever admit to wanting to live in a home with IAQ problems, sending their children to a school with a contaminated indoor environment, or spending 40+ hours at the office breathing unhealthy air. Unfortunately, this is the case far too often for many adults and children. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports, “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.”
IAQ Index is a company that has developed a series of home test kits to allow people to easily and affordably test their indoor environments for a host of potential IAQ contaminants. The easy to use kits can be utilized to test for a number of common causes of poor indoor air quality. IAQ Index’s bundled kit allows people to quickly take a sample to determine if their home, office or children’s school has problems with mold, formaldehyde, radon, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
“These tests kits are based on scientific research and are easy for people to use and make sense of the report they get once the samples are analyzed,” reported Bruce Jacobs, CIH, President of IAQ Index. “Indoor air quality contaminants and pollutants may include a variety of materials and come from a host of sources. Our kits allow people to identify problems if they exist or to provide the peace of mind that their home has good indoor air quality for their families.”
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.