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SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Inc.

AIHA accredited environmental microbiology laboratory, specializing in testing for asbestos, mold, lead & metals, and bacteria. Free overnight shipping.



What is Viable Swab Surface Sampling?

Fungi Aspergillus black moldIn many industries like hospitals, pharmaceutical laboratories, equipment manufacturers, biotech firms, plants, etc., there’s a need for a clean and healthy working environment. Such environments can only be maintained when there are little to no microorganisms present in the air and on surfaces. Various methods are employed to identify the different types of microorganisms present and minimize them.

Two of the most common methods used to sample microorganisms are air sampling and surface sampling. In surface sampling, the suspected surface is examined for identification of viable and non-viable microorganisms.

The Danger Posed to Humans by Lead Contamination

Symptoms of lead poisoning rasterLead is a highly toxic metal that is naturally present in the Earth’s crust. It is used in various processes such as manufacturing, formation of paints and gasoline, batteries etc., and is also released in the environment as a result of various human activities such as mining, recycling, and smelting.

These practices have resulted in the contamination of our environment with this poisonous material.

How Are Air Samples Gathered And Sent To A Lab For Testing?

air o cell sampling cassettes and bio pumpThe air around us is filled with numerous hazardous materials and bacteria that can cause several health issues. These pollutants range from dust, vapors, gases, various chemicals, and microorganisms. This is not only related to outdoor air, as several studies have found that indoor air can sometimesbe more contaminated. Air sampling and testing is done to check the quality of air in your environment.

For What Contaminants is Indoor Air Quality Typically Tested For?

children sleeping indoorsNo matter how many protective measures we take, we are always at risk of catching various germs, bacteria, and viruses and hence, are always exposed to a variety of health problems.

One important factor/threat that has become unavoidable is environmental pollution, specifically the contamination of air.

The air that we breathe in has become so polluted that the chances of catching diseases and developing health problems have increased exponentially thanks to our modern life styles.

According to experts and research studies, the indoor air i.e. the air within our homes, offices, and other buildings, is highly polluted. Contrary to the common belief, recent evidences have indicated that indoor air can be more contaminated than outdoor air and since most of us spend a majority of our time indoors, we are at greater risk of developing various health issues due to the contaminants present in indoor air.

Ice Dams, Water Damage and Mold

Ice Dam Removal & Mold Repair

ice dams on roofWinter is a time of joy and beauty for many. But while we are busy enjoying the amazing winter views, snow plays a role in the formation of ice dams. And ice dams can have disastrous effects for your house, leading to mold and damage.

What Is An Ice Dam?

Ice dam is the term used for the rim of ice that develops on the boundary of your house’s roof. The temperature is usually lower on that rim, a factor that aids in the formation of ice and delays its melting.

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