Staying healthy takes more than eating nutritious foods and getting enough exercise. It’s also important to ensure you’re living in a healthy environment—and this includes the air you breathe.
Indoor Air Pollution Is on the Rise
Most people think about smog when they hear mention of air pollution, but in reality, indoor air is a more present threat to human health than outdoor air. In fact, the EPA and DEC both report that indoor air quality is getting worse and worse. This is due, in part, to the amount of time the average person spends living and working indoors: up to 90 percent. At the same time, as modern building procedures emphasize energy efficiency and airtight structures, recent buildings limit air flow and trap impurities inside.
Professional Air Quality Testing
Keeping these factors in mind, it is a good idea to conduct regular indoor air quality tests for mold and other impurities. Doing so will check that your total volatile organic compound (TVOC) levels remain low enough so people can live and work inside the building without being prone to health effects associated with poor air quality.
People at higher risk for suffering serious health issues as a result of breathing polluted air include:
- Infants and young children
- Elderly individuals
- Chronically ill individuals
- Anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular issues
The team at MoldXpertsNY has been assisting New York City and Long Island property owners with professional air quality testing since 2004. It is our mission to ensure that our customers receive accurate information about their indoor air quality and safety, and are offered proper services to mitigate any factor that may create a potentially unsafe environment.
Air quality testing is a good idea for anyone interested in maintaining a healthy environment for their family, friends, employees, or customers. Contact us today to learn more about the specifics of TVOC level testing.