What are you breathing? We breathe air every second of our lives whether we are sleeping or awake. We spend roughly 90% of our lives indoors at home, workplace, public buildings, schools, entertainment, etc. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most important components of well-being. Cancers and some other diseases are sometimes caused by substances in the air that we breathe or ingest interacting with and modifying our DNA.
For our commercial clients seeking to purchase facilities and avoid Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or existing owners and property managers wishing to improve and maintain air quality, our services are paramount.
The term "Building Related Illness" (BRI) is used when symptoms of diagnosable illness are identified and can be attributed directly to airborne building contaminants. A 1984 World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ).
EPA’s Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside than outside, regardless of whether located in rural or highly industrial areas.