Are you certain that your symptoms are related to allergies? The real culprit could be your indoor air quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that the indoor air quality inside homes and buildings can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Fiberglass contamination is one indoor air quality issue contributing to this worsening rate.
Fiberglass particle contamination – whether it's caused by exposed insulation or the presence of fiberglass-lined HVAC ducts – can ultimately turn into an environmental health nightmare. Even in small doses, fiberglass particles, fragments, and dust can trigger intense allergy-like reactions in people with already weakened immune systems. Larger doses can make everyone in your home or facility progressively ill over a period of months, weeks, or days. The only way to identify fiberglass poisoning is through professional indoor air quality testing. And now, you can save money and get professional-quality results with this do-it-yourself fiberglass test kit.
Fiberglass Testing Procedure
Manufactured by Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), the Fiberglass Screen Check Kit includes all the materials you need to complete a fiberglass screening on your indoor air. The kit features Bio-Scan 400 tape, which is used to collect an air quality sample so that EDLab technicians can identify fiberglass particles (counts/cm2).
Sampling the air is simple and foolproof when you use the kit's step-by-step instructions and the detailed explanation on how to handle the collection tape and retrieve the sample. Once sampling is complete, you'll place the collection tape in the protective plastic case and mail it to EDLab. A pre-addressed envelope is included in the test kit, and lab fees are included in the price. Within 7 to 10 days, you'll receive the results of your environment's full fiberglass lab analysis and a free fiberglass fact sheet.
This testing kit is recommended for use by:
- Real Estate Professionals
- Insurance Claim Adjusters
- Industrial Hygienists
- HVAC Engineers
- Building and Facility Managers
- Facility Operators
- Government Officials
- County, City, and State Officials
- Building Maintenance Supervisors
- Test and Balance Professionals
- School and Plant Operators
- Hospital Engineers
About Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory
Established in 1992, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory provides complete and comprehensive indoor environmental laboratory services. Over the years, EDLab has analyzed more than 100,000 air quality samples for a broad range of clients. The company is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP #102795) for bacteriology, mycology, and microscopy.