Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor air pollution and human exposure to contaminated air is a major public health issue. Since the 1960s, knowledge of the health risk associated with indoor air pollutants has steadily increased. Because the general population is indoors most of the time and because of the persistent nature of indoor air pollution, everyone is potentially at risk of exposure.

Poor indoor air quality can be traced to many factors. Among some of the causes of contaminated indoor air quality are: microbial contamination (mold), contamination from inside the building (including fire damage and water damage), contamination from outside the building, inadequate ventilation, asbestos and lead.

Indoor air should be free from significant levels of odors, dust and contaminants and circulates to prevent stuffiness without creating drafts. Occupants should be free from feeling sick. Temperature and humidity should also be appropriate to the season and to the clothing and activity of the building occupants.

At GAC we can test the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and provide recommendations for air improvement, including engineering controls and remediation. If contamination removal is required, GAC can provide a free estimate for these services.