Indoor Air Quality Services in New York City

We often equate air quality with what we’re breathing outdoors. But what we breathe when we’re indoors is just as critical because air pollution occurs there, too. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. This means that our health can be impacted by the indoor air quality in our homes, apartments, and workplaces.

Most indoor air pollution is caused by the vapors or particles given off by common household or office products and furnishings. In New York City, indoor air quality is even impacted by the large volume of bus and auto traffic, construction, and smoke that seep through windows and doors.

RTK Environmental Group provides indoor air quality testing in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.  We can find out if there are dangerous levels of mold or chemicals in your home, retail store, business, or building, by testing for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), radon, carbon monoxide, off-gassing from carpets or furniture, and particles from furnaces and wood-burning stoves.

And you can rely on our results.

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Our customized investigations can determine or rule out the root causes of your air quality problem or if there’s a health hazard present. We provide detailed reports with recommendations on how to resolve your environmental issues. Then, once the issue is remediated, we’ll return to verify if the situation was successfully resolved. Since our practice is strictly limited to environmental testing and consulting – and never remediation – you’re assured of an accurate and unbiased assessment.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality in New York City

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There are hundreds of causes of poor indoor air quality in New York  City. These are some of the most common products and byproducts that impact indoor air quality:

  • Vehicle and machine exhaust and steam pipes
  • Toxins from improper renovation work
  • New carpeting
  • Demolition of nearby buildings
  • Composite wood products, like furniture and cabinets
  • Bedding and pillows
  • Paint
  • Copiers and printers
  • Adhesives
  • Cosmetics and toiletries
  • Vinyl, such as shower curtains or tile
  • Sealing caulk
  • Scented candles
  • Fabrics
  • Cleaning and disinfecting chemicals
  • Air fresheners
  • Dry cleaning and laundry detergents

Health Symptoms from VOC Exposure and Poor Indoor Air Quality

These symptoms can be caused or aggravated by indoor air pollutants:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and listlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Labored breathing
  • Hypersensitivity and allergies
  • Sinus congestion

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and do not know why, call RTK Environmental Group at 800.392.6468 to schedule an indoor air quality test today. We can help you determine if your environment is negatively impacting your health.  We want you to live well.

 

 

 

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