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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home can  be 5 times as polluted as the air outdoors. As homes became tighter and more energy efficient this allowed for the accumulation of air pollutants such as allergens, dust mites, volatile organic compounds and other irritants. There are a few main strategies to improve IAQ First way is to

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Testing for VOC

The common time to test for VOCs is following a renovation project because the VOCs found in many building materials, furnishings, paints, and varnishes can result in higher levels of these chemicals. While some VOCs do have a clearly identifiable odor, you cannot rely on your sense of smell alone to determine the concentration of

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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include an array of different chemicals, and the products containing them number in the thousands! These chemicals can have both short and long-term negative health effects. Paints, varnishes, wax, and many cleaning products all contain organic solvents. All of these products

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Molds and lung problems

In people who have chronic lung problems and compromised immune systems, exposure to Aspergillus mold can cause the infection, aspergillosis. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest pain and fever. Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic reaction that caused by various kinds of molds. Aspergillus is a type of mold that is very commonly found when we do

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