In recent years, significant publicity has surrounded the detrimental effects of mold and bacteria contamination on human health. According to a study conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one-third of the 70 million Americans who work indoors do so in buildings that are breeding grounds for an array of contaminants, including molds and bacterias. These tainted buildings are making inhabitants sick. In 1986, the World Health Organization acknowledged sick building syndrome has a recognizable disease. Unfortunately, sick buildings are becoming more and more prevalent.
Molds are simple, microscopic organisms that are found virtually everywhere. However, when excess mold growth occurs, exposure to individuals becomes harmful, and in extreme cases, toxic. Exposure to molds and bacteria in indoor environments as can result in a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to, respiratory problems, nausea, nasal and sinus congestion, chronic fatigue, skin irritation, and possible fever.
Having recognized that excess amounts of mold and bacteria growth are a problem, what actions can be taken to fix and prevent recurrence? A professional Airtek inspection involves evaluating the indoor environment for areas of potential concern as well as sampling the air and various surfaces. Our consultants will then provide advice and recommendations concerning your indoor air quality.