CHOOSING THE RIGHT TEST

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Do you use commercial household products?

We recommend that you use an Integral Indoor Air Quality test because it measures specific molecules, VOCs, present in household products and harmful to the respiratory tract.

Have you installed new furniture in the last three months?

We recommend that you use a Formaldehyde test because wooden furniture usually contains large quantities of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is classified as a known human carcinogen and is irritating to the respiratory tract and eyes. It is a sensitizing and aggravating factor for respiratory allergies.

Have you carried out any renovation or decoration work in the last 3 months?

We recommend that you use an Integral Indoor Air Quality test because paints, varnishes and decorative materials contain many solvents that can cause health problems such as headaches, respiratory tract irritation, neurological disorders and even cancer.

Among the occupants of your home is a pregnant woman?

We recommend that you carry out an Integral Indoor Air Quality test as well as a Domestic pesticides test. Exposure of a pregnant woman to carcinogens, mutagens and endocrine disrupters exposes the fetus to both physiological and mental developmental disorders.

Are there any young children among the occupants of your home?

We recommend that you perform an Integral Indoor Air Quality test and a Plasticizer test. Children's rooms are generally the most polluted rooms in the house. New furniture and bedding, decorative work, play mats, plastic toys... expose young children to many carcinogenic chemicals, endocrine disrupters and can induce developmental disorders both physiologically and mentally. These molecules promote the development of respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies.

Do you have pets?

We advise you to carry out a Domestic pesticides test because animals are often treated against fleas and ticks with insecticides that they spread inside the house. These molecules are generally endocrine disrupters and exposure to these toxic substances presents hazards to occupants.

Do you live in an urban area?

We recommend that you do a Benzene and hydrocarbons test. Car traffic generates fine particles, benzene and its derivatives, and hydrocarbons in the air. These pollutants accumulate with those found in homes. Indoor air pollution by these toxic chemicals is therefore significant in urban areas.

Do you live in an agricultural environment?

We advise you to carry out an Agricultural pesticides test as the use of pesticides for crop treatment produces significant air pollution and long-term contamination of the indoor environment of farm neighbors.

If there is a particular type of crop grown near your home, we can narrow the search to test of the most toxic pesticides used in orchards, grain farms or vineyards.

Do you use home fragrances, incense, air fresheners or essential oils?

We recommend that you use an Integral Indoor Air Quality test as it measures the specific molecules, VOCs, present in these products and harmful to the respiratory tract.

The combustion of candles, perfumed or not, and incense produces formaldehyde and benzene, two known human carcinogens of particular concern in the indoor air of homes and offices.

Have you suffered any water damage?

We recommend that you use a Molds test. The residual moisture in the walls and the ambient temperature create favorable conditions for the development of molds. This fungal contamination pollutes indoor air with irritating odors (VOCs) to the respiratory tract, producing extremely harmful allergens and mycotoxins.

Ideally, a test should be carried out before and after the renovation work and you should avoid staying in a contaminated environment during the work.

At a minimum, this should be done after the work to check that the contamination has been effectively treated.

Did you have a fire? Was your house exposed to fumes from a wildfire?

We advise you to use a Fire damage test. The combustion of the materials produces fumes containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that permanently contaminate the burned part but also the adjacent parts.
These PAHs, like benzo[a]pyrene, are known to cause cancer in humans.

Ideally, a test should be carried out before and after the renovation work and you should avoid staying in a contaminated environment during the work.

At a minimum, this should be done after the work to check that the contamination has been effectively treated.

Have you treated against domestic pests, such as termites, mumps, cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, hornets...?

We recommend that you use a Domestic pesticides test. These pests are treated by professionals or individuals with insecticides or fungicides that contaminate the indoor environment permanently and at a high level with pesticides.

By destination these molecules are highly toxic and induce neurological and fertility disorders as well as the disruption of hormonal messages in the body.

Do you use an insert or chimney to heat your home?

We recommend that you use the Benzene & hydrocarbons test. The combustion of organic materials such as wood and pellets produces benzene and other toxic aromatic compounds during the use of the heating system that can contaminate the indoor environment with carcinogens.

Do you have an oil tank or a garage in your home?

We advise you to use the Benzene & hydrocarbons test. Fossil fuels (fuel, diesel, etc.) contain benzene and hydrocarbons. Their combustion produces benzene and other toxic aromatic compounds that can contaminate the indoor environment with carcinogens. Starting your car produces a significant amount of benzene and hydrocarbons.

Do you have any allergies?

We recommend that you use a Formaldehyde test and a Dust mites test. Mite allergens are naturally present in the indoor environment of homes. Mite allergens are the cause of half of respiratory allergies, their level of presence is a trigger factor for allergy attacks, so it is important to control this level. The presence of formaldehyde is an aggravating and triggering factor in asthma and respiratory allergies.

Why do a Dust mites test?

- You are allergic to dust mites.
- You have respiratory disorders or allergies.
- You have asthma.

Why do a Flame retardant test?

- You are experiencing fertility problems.
- You have developed hormonal problems.

Why do a Molds test?

You had a water damage.
- There is a humidity problem in your home.
- Your bathroom is poorly ventilated.
- You dry your laundry in your apartment.

Why do a Vineyards pesticides test?

You live near vineyards

Why do a Grain farming pesticides test?

You live near cereal fields.

Why do the Orchard pesticides test?

You live near orchards.

Why do a Domestic pesticides test?

You have treated your home against termites, mule, cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, hornets...
You treat your pets against fleas and ticks.
- You have treated your bedding against dust mites.
- Your furniture comes from a distant country and has certainly been treated for its transport.
- You have treated your woodwork.

Why do a Benzene & hydrocarbons test?

You have a garage or a fuel tank in your home.
- Your home or office is located in an urban area.
- You have a fireplace or an insert.
- You use incense or candles.

Why do a Plasticizer test?

- You have plastic furniture.
- There are many plastic objects in your children's room.
- You are experiencing fertility problems.
- You have developed hormonal problems.

Why do a Formaldehyde test?

- You bought new furniture made of chipboard.
- You have asthma or respiratory allergies.
- You use commercial household products.
- You have done some renovation work.
You use incense or candles.

Why do an Indoor Air test?

You wish to make a complete assessment of your indoor air quality (IAQ).