What is an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment- A IAQ 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 Air Quailty Assessment-

Anyone who breathes indoor air, who has health concerns, or an auto-immune disease would benefit from an assessment. "We go to the doctor yearly for a check-up, we should be checking our home as well".

What type of equipment may be used during an assessment-

InstaScope-Measures your air quality in Real Time and generates report instantly

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-Traditional Air Sampling 

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. 

What are some Signs and symptoms of poor air quality included but not limited to:

  • Eye Problems

  • Elevated Heart Rate at rest 

  • Brain fog

  • Numbness/Tingling in hands/feet

  • Eczema/Skin rash/es

  • Recurrent ear infections

  • Unexplained weight gain

  • Auto-immune diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis (published case study 

Respiratory issues ranging from:

Post nasal drip

Internal Nose scabs

Chronic sinusitis and recurrent bronchitis, and pneumonia

Chest tightness

Wheezing 

Shortness of breath 

Throat irritation 

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 info@ehconsults.com to learn more about our services.

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For a free 15-minute Consultation please ring or email;

    Gina Dehmer RN, BSN, CRNI®    732.456.6119  info@ehconsults.com