Rather than being a refuge from harmful elements, our homes and offices are breeding grounds for toxins that may cause a variety of health issues, including allergies, headaches, coughing and other disorders and diseases that are making us sick and shortening our lives.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2008
You clean your kitchen, wash your floors and vacuum your carpets, but does that mean you have a healthy home? The answer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, is no. In fact, everything from the household chemicals we use to the new furniture we buy and appliances we depend on may be robbing us of our health and longevity.
What about that welcome scent of new carpeting or furniture being delivered to our homes and offices? Unfortunately, the smell of "new" is a byproduct of the formaldehyde, toxic glues or other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that expel harmful gases. And while the EPA reports that indoor air quality may be anywhere from 5 to 100 times more polluted than the outdoors, there are no federal standards for regulating it. Although the government agency monitors and regulates emissions and levels of pollutants in the great outdoors, the building materials, household cleaners, home furnishings and other materials used to create our indoor environments remain uncontrolled.
AirMD, a Boca Raton-based health and wellness services company, employs scientifically based services designed to identify air quality problems and their sources and then provide the right remedies for eliminating indoor pollution. Its Scientific Director, Simon Hahessy, is an environmental scientist and toxicologist and an authority on health-related indoor environmental quality issues.
"We are scientists and we know for sure that indoor air quality is polluted," says Hahessy, who leads AirMD's team of field analysts and scientific personnel experienced in the fields of bacteriology, mycology, aerobiology, microscopy, environmental science and toxicology.
"Rather than being a refuge from harmful elements, our homes and offices are breeding grounds for toxins that may cause a variety of health issues, including allergies, headaches, coughing and other disorders and diseases that are making us sick and shortening our lives."
The good news, according to Hahessy, is that there are steps people can take, based on scientific procedures, to analyze and improve their indoor environments.
Finding What Lives in Your House
AirMD's field analysts begin by conducting environmental evaluations utilizing scientific instrumentation to detect a wide range of indoor contaminants.
The company analyzes and measures emissions of Volatile Organic Chemicals from household products and materials. It conducts allergen evaluations for dust mites, mold, pollen and dust particles as well as water and bacteria evaluation in bathrooms and kitchens. Customized testing services provide thermal imaging of a building's interior to find undetected heat and moisture behind the walls. Electromagnetic radiation from all household appliances is measured and its safety level is evaluated.
Clients receive a detailed scientific report within seven business days. The next step is implementing the most effective immediate and long-term solutions for segregating toxic sources and identifying alternative products that minimize harmful emissions and restore the health of the indoor environment.
Depending upon the nature and level of the problem, the company utilizes various procedures, such as filtering harmful particles from the air, displaying moisture areas not visible under ordinary lighting conditions, identifying the specific sources of harmful emissions and sanitizing air-conditioning and duct systems. Recommending toxin-free products and strategies for improving the overall indoor environment are priorities.
"Our mission is to educate people and find solutions to situations that are compromising their health and well-being," says Hahessy. "There are scientific solutions for improving the quality of the air we breathe and we believe AirMD will play a vital role in improving people's health now and for the future."
More information is available at http://airmd.com.