Pasadena, CA, October 15th, 2009
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant.
Monitoring air quality conditions in buildings has taken on increased importance and new innovations in monitoring technologies have allowed building professionals to keep pace with client needs. To meet these requirements some IAQ monitors now allow for proactive monitoring and fast and reliable investigations of complaints or concerns. These instruments also have the ability to create historical IAQ documentation through data-logging.
Many institutions and companies across the country are recognizing the health and financial benefits of proactive indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring. Common monitoring parameters include:
• Temperature and Relative Humidity - indicators of thermal comfort
• Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) - an indicator of chemical emissions from cleaning products and building materials
• Airborne Particulates - an indicator of HVAC system filtration
• Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – an indicator of ventilation
• Carbon Monoxide (CO) - an indicator of the presence of dangerous combustion related byproducts
LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading provider of mold and indoor air quality testing services and products, carries a full line of IAQ monitoring equipment. Products from such companies as KD Engineering, Casella, TSI, Fluke, Testo and others are all available from LA Testing. “LA Testing has a long history of supplying not only testing solutions, but also proactive testing equipment to help ensure safe indoor air quality,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, a leading mold testing laboratory.
To learn more about indoor air quality testing services or monitoring equipment please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 303-0047.
About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.