Are your concerned about your indoor formaldehyde exposure levels? Does your home, or a home you are looking to purchase contain Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insultation, also known as UFFI? The Air Quality Experts can help. We offer professional and verifiable indoor air quality testing for formaldehyde levels for both our residential/home and business customers across Southern Ontario.
The Air Quality Experts can help you minimize your exposure risks! As indoor air qualtiy testing experts, we have the scientific background, state of the art equipment, knowledge and experience to perform verifiable and standardized formaldehyde air quality testing and UFFI air testing services. Our team of specialists has the technical and scientific expertise needed to not only perform the required sampling, but also to interpret the results in a accurate and professional manner to ensure regulatory compliance. All formaldehyde air quality testing samples are analyzed by an accredited laboratory facility here in Ontario and interpreted by a Formaldehyde specialist with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto.
But why do you need formaldehyde air quality testing, or indoor air testing for UFFI?
Formaldehyde Air Quality Testing
Formaldehyde is commonly found within our indoor environements. Formaldehyde is typically released into our indoor air via off-gassing from the presence of UFFI or wood products within our homes or workplaces.It is an organic chemical compound with a very strong odour that has the ability to cause significant irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. Formaldehyde has also been identified as a known human carcinogen, meaning it is a known cancer causing agent in humans.
In homes and commercial buildings, sources of formaldehyde can include insulation material, such as Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (also known as UFFI), pressed wood products (such as cabinetry, furniture, plywood, decorative paneling and particle board), wood and laminate flooring materials, smoking, and improperly vented wood stoves and fireplaces. Both pressed wood products and UFFI have been known to release formaldehyde and a much greater rate than other indoor sources. Air testing for formaldehyde exposure levels and for the presence of formaldehyde in you indoor air can help you know you level of risk, and offer the recommendations needed to reduce your formaldehyde levels and return your indoor space to a safe and healthy environment.
UFFI Air Quality Testing
If your home, or a home you are looking to purchase currently has, or at one time has previously contained Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI), and you are concerned about your exposure risks, and the potential levels or formaldehyde in the indoor air, The Air Quality Experts Can help.
We regularly conduct specialized formaldehyde air quality testing assessments, and perform UFFI air testing services for homeowners living with UFFI to help them achieve a peace of mind, and know their exposure risks. We also have a great deal of experience with UFFI testing during real estate transactions, or for lending purposes, for homes that currently contain or have once contained Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation.
High formaldehyde exposure levels, and long term exposure to formaldehyde has the ability to cause a large variety of unfavorable health effects and can significantly impact our well-being. Individual formaldehyde exposure risks vary from person to person as some individuals are more sensitive than others. In addition to an increased cancer risk and health symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and ENT irrtations, formaldehyde exposure has been know to be an asthma trigger to both childhood and adult asthmatics. Formaldehyde exposure has also been linked to a variety of neurological symptoms such as neausea, insomnia, headache and memory loss. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you minimize your residential and workplace exposure risks.