How Safe is the Air Inside Your Home or Workplace?
Suffering from allergies, headaches, fatigue, or cold/flu like symptoms? It may actually be indoor air pollution.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Did you know inside air may be 25-100 times more polluted than outside air? Up to 80% of indoor air quality issues are caused by high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and unhealthy levels of mold spores, which RTK Environmental Group can test for.
VOCs and other toxic fumes can be found in paints, solvents, cleansers, carpets, disinfectants, air fresheners, pesticides, glue, home furnishings and building materials.
What is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe buildings where occupants experience health issues and discomfort while inside, but feel better shortly after leaving. If you notice that your symptoms only occur in a specific location, such as your office, home, or apartment building, you may be suffering from sick building syndrome.
What Are the Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome?
- Typical seasonal allergy symptoms
- Persistent cough
- Feeling of malaise
- Excessive fatigue
- Eye irritation
- Nose and throat irritation
- Loss of coordination
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Central nervous system damage
Children, older adults, and pets are most at risk.
RTK Environmental Group’s Indoor Air Quality testing services check for VOCs, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, and common allergens. Our investigators can usually determine the root causes of your air quality problems, and provide a detailed report that is clear and easy to understand. Once mitigation is completed, we can verify the situation was successfully resolved.
Radon: The Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is extremely hazardous to your health. It is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced when uranium naturally decays in soil and water. Since 90 percent of the land in the Northeast and a majority of the Mid-Atlantic is likely to have elevated radon levels, every home should be tested for radon, an important part of our Indoor Air Quality tests.