We are Delaware’s expert Indoor Air Quality tester, capable of inspecting, testing, analyzing and mitigating indoor pollutants that could be making you sick. The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental dangers.
Believe it or not, the quality of indoor air can be two to five times and up to one hundred times worse than the most polluted outdoor air. Our state-of-the-art ‘Detection Tek’ takes real-time sampling and for a more accurate analysis of the indoor air quality. It is far superior to traditional testing methods, as we analyze 99% of all particles samples vs. 1%. We analyze and inspect every room in your home or office.
What Does IAQ Have to Do With Our Health?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of a residential or commercial building or structure plays a big role in our physical well-being. Testing the IAQ for common indoor pollutants can be instrumental in identifying and mitigating indoor pollutants that can have some dire consequential effects on the occupants’ health.
Evaluating and controlling IAQ can reduce health effects for those most at risk people with heart or lung disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure. Bioaerosols aggravate these diseases and can also affect infants and children whose lungs are still developing and because they have an increased level of activity and play.
What are Bioaerosols?
Bioaerosols are natural and artificial particulate matter that is suspended in the air. Often referred to as organic dust, bioaerosols may consist of fungi (mold spores), bacteria, microbial toxins, viruses, pollen, plant fiber, animal dander, etc.
Some of the direst effects associated with exposure to these bioaerosols or particulate matter may be premature death, aggravation of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, aggravated asthma, acute respiratory symptoms, chronic bronchitis, decreased lung function and increased myocardial infarction.
What is the Source of Bioaerosols?
Most household bioaerosols sources are human occupants, pets, house dust, organic waste, as well as heating and HVAC systems. Non-residential building bioaerosols sources often are specific to their particular environment.
IAQ has increased in homes since the 1970s due to them being built tighter to conserve energy, which reduces ventilation and traps indoor air pollution or particulate matter.
Why Should I Improve IAQ?
We all recognize the need for clean water and the average person consumes about 2 quarts each day. You inhale around 15,000 quarts of air a day. Don’t you want to make sure it’s clean air? Mile Environmental Consulting can install the most technically advance humidifiers and air filtration systems that can have you breathing easy. Call us today!