Common indoor air pollutants in the work or home environment include dust, mold, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can be relatively harmless. Scents and odors, are VOCs. An example of some common VOCs found in households are cleansers, disinfectants, cosmetics, dry cleaning products, paints and varnishes. Gasoline, cigarette smoke, and pesticides also release VOCs in the air. However, some VOCs are quite bad for human health. Symptoms as diverse and harmful as headache, skin reaction, eye and respiratory tract irritation, and memory impairment are caused by VOCs. Further, there are suspected and known cases of cancer being caused in humans by VOCs.
Other hazardous compounds include formaldehyde and asbestos. Formaldehyde emissions from plywood, particle board, and fiberboard has been legally limited to .09 parts per million (ppm) since 2010. Asbestos is widely recognized as causing significant harm to human health. Some common diseases associated with regularly inhaling asbestos include mesothelioma and lung cancer. Galson Laboratories provides hygiene rental products and lab analysis for all types of indoor air pollutants and industrial air pollutants. Some of our product offerings and services include:
Galson Laboratoriesallows you to test and receive analysis of indoor air pollutants and industrial air pollutants in a timely manner while maintaining the highest quality available. Contact us today for indoor air pollutant testing.