HEALTHY AIR USA
AIR QUALITY TESTING 

At a time when our focus on living a healthy lifestyle has never been more prominent, the air we breathe is often overlooked. We often hear about the importance of eating nutritious meals, drinking filtered water, and exercising; but how often do we hear about the potential health effects of the 25,000 breaths we take every single day? 

Prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality disproportionately affects certain groups, such as the elderly, young children, those who are immunocompromised and individuals with chronic health conditions, amplifying the risks associated with indoor air pollution.  Continued exposure to poor indoor air quality may put others are risk as well, not just those who at genetically predisposed.

Healthy Air USA stands out as an industry leader in indoor air quality testing. Unlike other indoor air quality testing providers, we don’t just perform a standardized test for all customers. We customize our solutions for each customer’s home to identify the root cause of the problem that creates and sustains poor air quality. When you work with Healthy Air USA, you will not only know the results of your indoor air quality testing but you will be empowered with solutions that improve and maintain superior air quality in your home. 

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SYMPTOMS OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Indoor air quality testing serves as a crucial diagnostic tool for assessing the health and safety of indoor environments. By conducting thorough evaluations, professionals can identify and measure various pollutants, including allergens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold spores, and other contaminants - often without the need for testing when done by our certified mold assessors. Understanding the composition of indoor air is vital for safeguarding human health, as prolonged exposure to poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and even more severe health complications. These symptoms can vary in severity depending on the individual's sensitivity to pollutants and the concentration of contaminants present in the indoor environment.

  • Respiratory Issues

    Persistent coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and exacerbation of asthma or other respiratory conditions may indicate exposure to pollutants like dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  • Allergic Reactions

    Symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, runny or itchy nose, watery or red eyes, and skin rash and irritation can result from allergens present in the indoor environment, such as dust mites, pollen, mold spores, or pet allergens.

  • Fatigue & Lethargy

    The mitochondria found within our cells are responsible for energy production. Mycotoxins (poisons produced by molds) can cause mitochondrial dysfunction through oxidative stress, leading to feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and general malaise as a result of poor indoor air quality.

  • Headaches & Dizziness

    Indoor air pollution can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus, and feelings of lightheadedness. These symptoms may be triggered by exposure to mycotoxins, VOCs from household products, or other chemical pollutants. Mycotoxins in particular can cross the blood-brain barrier, leading to a wide variety of neurological symptoms as a result of neuroinflammation (inflammation of the brain).

  • Cognitive & Mood Disturbances

    Irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and mood swings can occur as a result of prolonged exposure to indoor air pollutants, affecting overall cognitive function and mental well-being. Mold can also trigger PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections).

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COMMON POLLUTANTS TESTED FOR DURING AIR QUALITY TESTING

Air quality testing is a crucial process aimed at assessing the presence and concentration of various pollutants in the air we breathe. At Healthy Air USA, we customize our indoor air quality testing services to each customer and their environment. The items listed below are some of the pollutants that we may test for during an indoor air quality assessment.

  • Mold & Mycotoxins

    Molds are categorized as a fungus and are either allergenic, pathogenic, or toxigenic. Exposure to mold can cause adverse health effects depending on genetics, the species of mold, immune function, length of exposure and a person’s ability to excrete toxins. Mycotoxins (myco as a prefix for fungal) are chemical byproducts of metabolic processes – any process performed to maintain life, such as converting food into energy or cellular respiration. Mycotoxins are poisons produced by mold as a defense mechanism against competitors to kill other fungi, bacteria, insects, etc. that can eat the mold. Some mycotoxins can cause a toxic response (inflammation, neuroinflammation and neurotoxins) in humans and animals, even in small amounts. 

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

    Common VOCs found indoors include formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, ammonia, and benzene. Common sources of such VOCs include paints, glues, candles, fragrances, household cleaning agents, new furniture, new carpets, spray foam insulation, building materials, etc.

  • Particulates

    Particulate concentrations are an indication of overall air quality and filtration performance, including exposure to potential allergens – dust, mold spores, insect debris, pet dander, dust mites, etc. Laser particle scanners are often used in hospitals and cleanrooms to measure the number of airborne particles at 0.3 microns (per cubic foot of air) – one of the hardest particles to filter out of the air.

  • Temperature & Humidity

    Understanding the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and dew point are crucial for maintaining healthy living environments. Warm air has the capacity to hold more moisture than cool air. In other words, 50% relative humidity at 75 degrees contains more moisture than 50% relative humidity at 60 degrees. Sustained levels of elevated humidity (60% or greater for months) can create conditions to support microbial growth.

  • Ozone

    Ozone is an odorless, colorless gas comprised of three oxygen molecules. Ozone will react with other chemicals in the air or plastics and generate byproducts that can be harmful to our health. Breathing ground-level ozone can reduce lung function and inflame the lining of the lungs.

  • Moisture Content in Building Materials

    Measuring the moisture content in building materials provides a much better picture of what relative humidity is averaging, given that humidity is ever-changing. Building materials absorb moisture slowly from the air and release it slowly as well. A general rule of thumb is that any moisture reading over 16% can begin to sustain microbial growth.

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TYPES OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTS

Many mold inspectors/assessors only provide you with information about what is polluting your home's air, but Healthy Air USA's comprehensive assessment also identifies what environmental factors are causing the pollutants to infect your home so we can remedy the problem. We approach indoor air quality issues from a holistic standpoint of view to make sure we are providing long-term solutions, not quick fixes. Our understanding of how homes become sick from HVAC systems, along with building science, water migration, air movement/infiltration, and the relationship between things such as elevated humidity and dew point and its effects on microbial growth is what sets us apart.

Our air quality testing services are comprised of a customized selection of tests to your home's unique needs.

  • Particulate Screening

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Screening

  • Ozone Screening

  • Humidity & Temperature

  • Moisture in Building Materials

  • Surface Sampling

  • Air Sampling (Spore Traps & Air Answers)

  • Bulk Material Sampling

  • Environmental Mold & Mycotoxin Assessment (EMMA)

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With over 20 years of experience serving the needs of Atlanta, Georgia, and surrounding area residents, we take extreme pride in doing our part in helping our customers live in a healthy home.

When you partner with Healthy Air USA you will feel empowered throughout the entire process. We know the air quality testing process is unfamiliar and can be overwhelming, which is why the Healthy Air USA team makes educating our customers a top priority. We strive to share our knowledge and expertise so you can feel confident that you are making the best decision for you and your family. 

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