Indoor Air Quality Testing - Air Test
Ultrafine particles (UFPs) are particulate matter of nano scale size (less than 100 nano metres in diameter). Regulations do not exist for this size class of ambient air pollution particles, which are far smaller than the regulated PM10 and PM2.5particle classes and are believed to have several more aggressive health implications than those classes of larger particulates. Airborne UFPs can be measured using a condensation particle counter, in which particles are mixed with alcohol vapor and then cooled allowing the vapor to condense around them which are then counted using a laser scanner. MET ONE HHPC-6+ Airborne Particle Counter simultaneously displays six channels of particle size distribution and holds 500 samples in data memory and records date, time, counts, sample volume, temperature and relative humidity. The MET ONE particle counter are designed for a wide range of tasks in high technology cleanroom manufacturing environments such as semiconductor or flat panel display manufacturing.
Bio-Check Allergen Control and Bio-Check Formaldehyde
Bio-Check Allergen Control
Bio-Check Allergen Control rapid-test allows the user to conduct an on-site analysis of house dust mite allergens. Bio-Check Allergen Control groups the exposure levels into categories based on the scientific limit values for house dust allergens. Allergic symptoms are caused by contact with allergy-producing substances, known as allergens. Depending on the extent of contact with the allergen, people who are not normally allergic to the substance in question may develop an allergy (sensitization), while allergic symptoms may be triggered in those already allergic to the substance. Whether a person was exposed to an allergen in early childhood has a major bearing on the development of the illness in later life. With early detection and prevention by avoidance strategies, a whole series of symptoms can be prevented, e.g. allergic colds, streaming eyes or asthma. Since people in industrial countries spend over 90% of their time indoors, indoor allergies are, in this context, particularly significant. Allergies from house dust mites are regarded as the most common of indoor allergies. In this case considerable contact with allergens occurs not only in the home but also in public areas, such as schools, nursery schools or conference rooms and in the workplace. House dust mites feed on cutaneous scales and prefer damp, warm environments (e.g. mattresses).
Bio-Check F has been tested by a number of organizations and is suitable for guideline formaldehyde measurements in the air, especially in indoor areas. Formaldehyde is a gaseous substance which develops a pungent smell at room temperatures, irritating the eyes and the air passages, and which may also cause allergic reactions. Formaldehyde is used e.g. in the field of plastics and glue production, as well as for disinfection, sterilization and preservation. On account of its versatile usage range formaldehyde may also be detected in dwelling areas and offices. Potential sources are, for instance: furniture, wall linings, paneling’s, chipboards, plywood, disinfectants, detergents, cosmetics or tobacco smoke. Formaldehyde may also be released from clothing. A formaldehyde concentration of 0.08 ppm (= 0.1 mg/m3) should not be exceeded in indoor areas! (Air Quality Guidelines for Europe: WHO Regional Publications, Europe Series No. 23). The indoor concentration can be used for assessment of the air in residential and office rooms, but not for the assessment of the atmosphere inside furniture, e.g. cupboards. For this reason, the measuring point selected should correspond to the location most often frequented in the relevant room (at breathing height). Formaldehyde measurement is recommended when health problems arise, such as burning eyes or irritation of the mucous tissues, or if there is any suspicion that formaldehyde may be released from one of the aforementioned sources.
Multi gas detection, IAQ monitors, EMF and Ion counter.
The Dräger X-am 5000 belongs to a new generation of gas detectors, developed especially for personal monitoring applications. Dräger gas detector reliably measures combustible gases and vapors as well as O2 and harmful concentrations of Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2 COCl2, organic vapors, Odorant and Amine. Xam-5000 is equipped with durable XXS sensor technology for maximum multi-gas testing security.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitors includes GE Dual Bean Absorption infrared it measures CO2, humidity and temperature range from 0 to 5,000 PPM with accuracy of +/- 75 PPM or 10% of reading. Anemometer Thermometer with Rotating Vane measures velocity of ±2% provided by a low friction ball bearing vane sensor in m/s, km/h, fpm, mph and knots and temperature range from 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)/0.1°F (0.1°C).
Protect yourself and your family from dangerous influence of the modern technologies. If you live near: electric plants or power lines, military objects, airports, space observatory, big manufacture or research centers, in urban areas or if you use a lot of electronic devices in your day life. EM field is invisible and it is impossible to feel it without EMF Indicator, but it can be dangerous for your health especially for children and older people. An electromagnetic wave simply means the wave motion of the electromagnetic field (EMF). The EMF unit is capable of measuring the electromagnetic field radiation intensity produced from electric transmission, equipment, lower line, microwave oven, air conditioner, refrigerator, computer monitor, video/audio devices. The EMF Meter has a continuous sampling analog readout; omni-directional electric and magnetic sensitivity with two separate scales for magnetic field readings. For measuring electric ionizers or air purifiers or strong radioactive sources, the Air Ion Counter is used to check ion density, the number of ions per cubic centimeter (ions/cc) in air. It separately measure for positive and negative ions (+ and - ions are usually present simultaneously) up to 2 million ions/cc (for comparison, outdoor air typically has 100 to 1000 ions/cc, both + and -).