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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is of concern to all of us, especially since we spend most of our daily lives in an inside environment, be it at the office, our home or commercial buildings and establishments.

Repeated exposure to any indoor air pollutants can cause significant health risks to people. It is therefore essential for our wellbeing to ensure that the quality of the indoor living environment is good and doesn’t cause harm to occupants.

The people most vulnerable to adverse health effects due to bad air quality include those who spend significant amounts of time indoors, such as those who suffer from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, those who are chronically ill, young children and the elderly.

If you suffer from an indoor air quality problem, Sysco Environmental can provide you with a professional, thorough, and scientifically based assessment. In the process of the indoor air quality investigation, we will assess the history of the occupants’ symptoms and complaints. We will inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, assess the spatial distribution of the building occupants and evaluate the sources of potential irritants located both inside and outside the building.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) investigation is a technically demanding task which involves many stages and typically consists of:

  • Testing for Fungal Spores
  • Carbon Dioxide/Monoxide
  • VOCs/Formaldehyde
  • Airborne Particulate
  • Airborne Bacteria

Short-term health risks of poor indoor air quality:

  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Long term health risks of poor indoor air quality:

  • Cancer
  • Skin sensitisation
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Damage to central nervous system