Indoor Air Quality Testing in Manhattan
The Importance of Testing Your Indoor Air Quality in Manhattan
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 actually be 25 to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. This means that your health can be impacted by the indoor air quality in where you work, live, and visit.
Most indoor air pollution is caused by the vapors or particles given off by common office furnishings and household products. In Manhattan, indoor air quality is even impacted by the large volume of bus and car traffic, construction, and smoke that seeps through doors and windows.
RTK Environmental Group provides indoor air quality testing in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Grammercy Park, the West Village, Upper East Side, the Financial District, Soho, Tribeca, the East Village, and the Upper West Side. We can find out if there are dangerous levels of chemicals or mold in your home, business, building, or retail store by testing for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, carbon monoxide, radon, the off-gassing from furniture or carpets, and particles from wood-burning stoves and furnaces.
And you can rely on our results. Here’s why:
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Our customized investigations can determine if there’s a health hazard present, and if so, rule out the root cause or causes of your air quality problem. 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 repaired successfully. Since our practice is strictly limited to environmental testing and consulting – and never remediation – you’ll always receive an accurate and an unbiased assessment.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Manhattan
There are hundreds of causes of poor indoor air quality in Manhattan. These are some of the most common products and byproducts that impact indoor air quality:
- Demolition of nearby buildings
- Vehicle and machine exhaust and steam pipes
- Composite wood products, like furniture and cabinets
- Cosmetics and toiletries
- Vinyl, such as shower curtains or tile
- Bedding and pillows
- Copiers and printers
- Toxins from improper renovation work
- New carpeting
- Sealing caulk
- Scented candles
- 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 by, or aggravated by, indoor air pollutants:
- Fatigue and listlessness
- 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 or click here 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.