Big East Environmental – OUR AIR REPORT

By | August 18, 2016

2015 has proven to be a very busy year for Indoor Air Quality studies here in the state of Connecticut. With hundreds of IAQ studies completed, we have compiled and analyzed all of our data and are happy to share it with you here in our 2015 Our Air Report.

Below you will find the average levels and concentrations of IAQ data such as; Radon, Total Mold Spore Count (indoor and outdoor), Indoor Relative Humidity, Total Indoor Pollen, and Total Outdoor Pollen.

AVERAGE RADON CONCENTRATION

 

2.44 pCi/L
AVERAGE INDOOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY

 

48.3%
AVG. TOTAL INDOOR MOLD SPORE COUNT

*the genus Aspergillus/ Penicillium was the most common spore

1,713.9spores/ m³
AVG. TOTAL OUTDOOR MOLD SPORE COUNT

 

1,217.5spores/m³
AVG. TOTAL INDOOR POLLEN COUNT

 

13.0 spores/m³
AVG. TOTAL OUTDOOR POLLEN COUNT

 

69.81 spores/m³

2015 has seen a significant drop in the avg. indoor radon concentration from 5.21 in 2014 to 2.44 in 2015. This is good news as it is below the EPA action level of 4.0. Action level is the concentration at which they recommend remedial action. For optimal health protection we recommend to strive for 2.0.

Over the years indoor mold has become a significant concern to many homeowner and business owners. Although there are no set regulatory numbers on what indoor mold levels should be, industry standard has targeted to stay below 1,500 spores/ cubic meter. One very effective way of controlling mold is to control Relative Humidity (RH%). Our data analysis shows average RH was 48.3%. Industry Standards tell us that RH% should not exceed 60%.

For those who suffer from allergies, pollen is a major concern. Our data analysis shows us that indoor pollen counts are surprisingly not that high but you are at most risk when outdoors – 13.0 indoor / 69.81 outdoor.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY LEVELS OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS TESTING OPTIONS

CONTACT BIG EAST ENVIRONMENTAL

WWW.BIGEASTLABS.COM  

203-354-4955