Common Air Contaminants
When it comes to matters of health and safety, everybody should take a more proactive approach to solve the problem of contaminated and unhealthy air environments in homes. Common contaminants found in indoor air include the following: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, radon, bacteria, yeast, mold, allergens, hydrothermal agents, aerobiology (fungus), pollen, dust particles and formaldehyde.
Air Testing Kits
Since most of these contaminants are not easily detectable or visible, it is important to purchase testing kits that can be used in homes, offices and other indoor areas. There are different variations of air testing kits. Therefore, some are made to test for specific contaminants alone. This means that one should have the right information and knowledge about the test kits before purchasing one.
Furthermore, their prices range from $50 dollars up to $1,600 dollars. The price difference is dependent on the total number of contaminants that is tested for as well as the area covered. Some air tests can be performed at home while others must be sent to a professional laboratory for further analysis. Additionally, some kits may show results after only a few hours while others require several weeks.