Referrals from Healthcare Practitioners will experience the following type of assessment:
What is an Indoor Environmental Health Assessment?
Also known as an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment. The Environmental Health Assessment is a comprehensive investigation into the air quality within and around a residential or commercial establishment. Factors such as poor ventilation, dampness, past or present water intrusion, indoor temperature/relative humidity, and types of building materials will affect indoor air quality. All or any of these factors could cause an increase in airborne contaminants know as bioaerosols.
What are some types of bioaerosols? fungi (mold spores), bacteria, gases, mycotoxins, vapors, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, radon, volatile organic compounds. High concentrations of these indoor contaminants can cause disease or predispose occupants to adverse health effects.
Who can benefit from an Indoor Environmental Health Assessment?
Anyone who breathes indoor air, who has health concerns, or an auto-immune disease would benefit from and environmental health assessment. The indoor environmental assessment/s is conducted by a Registered Nurse.
What type of equipment may be used during an assessment?
Thermo-hygrometer-Temperature and relative humidity readings
Moisture Meter-Measures moisture level of porous substrates (walls, wood, etc)
Infrared (IR) Thermometer-Measures temperature deferential instantly from a distance of 50ft.
Zefon Bio-Pump-Used for measure all air samples
Gas Monitor-Measures the presence and quantity of various gases (CO2, MO)
Laser Particle Counter- used to determine the air quality (cleanliness) by counting and sizing the number of particles in the air.
Acoustimeter/Magnetic Field Meter-Measures both electric magnetic fields which come from wireless connections and electromagnetic radiation which comes from microwaves
Some types of bioaerosols include: fungi (mold spores), bacteria, gases, mycotoxins, vapors, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, radon, volatile organic compounds. High concentrations of these indoor contaminants can cause disease or predispose occupants to adverse health effects.
All others not referred by Healthcare Practitioners will also experience the indoor environmental health assessment above, with an option to include the occupant health assessment below:
What is an Occupant Health Assessment (OHA)?
An assessment performed by a Registered Nurse experienced in environmental exposure. The assessment includes a thorough Environmental Health History, along with educational materials consisting of;
-Pathophysiology (or mechanism) by which some people opposed to others become ill
due to environmental exposure
-Laboratory and diagnostic tests presently being used to test for
-Types of treatments currently being used
-List of Doctors and other Healthcare Practitioners in your area who are practicing
Signs and symptoms of poor air quality included but not limited to:
Numbness/Tingling in hands/feet
Recurrent ear infections
Unexplained increase in heart rate, weight gain, and numbness/tingling in hands/feet
Auto-immune diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, and rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Respiratory issues ranging from:
Post nasal drip
Internal Nose scabs
Chronic sinusitis and recurrent bronchitis, and pneumonia
Shortness of breath
Studies have shown a relationship between our living and/or working environments with a multitude of symptoms and health-related illnesses.
(Please contact us for a list of published Research Paper)
How to get started?
Contact Environmental Health Consultants (EHC) at 732-456-6119 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our services.
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