Are You or Your Employees Suffering From Sick Building Syndrome?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) occurs when the occupants of a building experience acute health effects that seem to be linked to time spent in a building. There is usually no specific illness or cause identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building. Frequently, problems result when a building is maintained in a manner that is inconsistent with its original design or prescribed operating procedures, or when occupant activities create a problem.

The symptoms of SBS include: headaches; eye, nose, and throat irritation; a dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty in concentrating; fatigue; and sensitivity to odors and sometimes respiratory problems. With SBS, no clinically defined disease or specific chemical or biological contaminant can always be determined as the cause of the symptoms. Most of the complainants feel relief soon after leaving the building.

While specific causes of SBS are sometimes unknown, contributing factors to sick building syndrome include inadequate temperature, humidity, lighting, or ventilation; Chemical contaminants from outdoor sources, such as pollutants from motor vehicle exhausts, plumbing vents, and building exhausts (bathrooms and kitchens);  Chemical contaminants from indoor sources, such as, adhesives, upholstery, carpeting, copy machines, manufactured wood products, cleaning agents and pesticides; Biological contaminants such as pollen, bacteria and molds. These contaminants can breed in stagnant water that has accumulated in humidifiers, drain pans, and ducts, or where water has collected in ceiling and wall systems, insulation, or carpet. Allergic reactions, dermatitis, headaches and even respiratory problems can be associated with these contaminants.

Contact us today at 516-724-4574 to schedule your indoor air quality assessment! 

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We provide Indoor Air Quality Testing & Environmental Inspection services for homeowners, property management companies, hospitals, attorneys, insurance companies, schools, and health care professionals to evaluate the air quality in their homes and workplaces. We also provide solution options to help solve indoor air quality problems that may become evident during our investigations. We also perform mold, lead, asbestos, and water quality testing services. Many of our investigations are performed in response to occupant health complaints. 
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Call Angstrom Testing Services today if you are considering Air Quality Testing in your home or office, if you suspect that you may have a mold problem, if you are concerned about lead paint, lead dust, or lead in drinking water, are concerned about asbestos, construction dust, or have a chemical vapor infiltration problem involving tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, and/or pesticides. 

We also evaluate levels of heavy metals, PCB's, and phthalates in soil and in drinking water, levels of magnetic fields in the vicinity of cell phone towers, and fresh air ventilation adequacy in office spaces.

Every assessment we perform is documented in a site-specific report (with photos) that describes Background Information, Visual Observations, Sampling Methods, Laboratory Results, Conclusions, and Recommendations.  
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Our air quality teams include industrial hygienists, mold inspectors, lead inspectors, asbestos inspectors, chemists, engineers, and LEED AP's. 

Our lead inspectors are licensed by the EPA, and our mold inspectors and asbestos inspectors are licensed by the NYS Department of Labor. All of our inspectors have advanced college degrees and are accredited by the American Council for Accredited Certification as Certified Indoor Environmental Consultants (CIEC's). 

Qualified and experienced air quality consultants, mold inspectors, and lead inspectors are available to discuss your indoor air quality concerns. Please call 516-724-4574. 

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