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Many people are irritated by the 'air they breathe' right in their own home or workplace environment. Indoor air particles float around throughout the air which can be hidden in the carpets, bedding, cooking, lack of proper ventilation, pets and animals, water leaks, flooding, excess moisture and relative humidity.  Contaminated HVAC Duct unit system contaminated with mold pores, dust, debris, bacteria.

People can be affected by several different types of common allergens such as mold fungi, dust, dust mites, pollen, dander, food, rodents, cockroaches,  pets, and pests. Symptoms can be sneezing runny noses, sinus infections, post nasal drip, itchy nose, stuffy nose, and red, itchy or watery eyes. Redness, swelling, blisters, or scaling can flare up on the bodies arms, legs, stomach, etc.

Common Allergy -Asthma Triggers

  • Mold-Mildew-Fungus
  • Excess Moisture-High Relative Humidity (usually over 60% or more)
  • Pollens-Ragweed-Weeds-Grasses, Trees, Shrubs
  • Dust-House Dust-Dust Mites
  • Mite Feces-Mice Droppings-Cockroaches
  • Pet Dander-Animal Dander-Cat Saliva
  • Cigarette -Tobacco Smoke-Wood Stove Smoke
  • Food - Peanuts-Tree Nuts-Shellfish (oysters, clams, lobster)


Asthma affects your breathing and can become a chronic problem. Your airway passages and tubes are often become swollen, inflamed, and often irritated to a reaction to some kind of allergy trigger. Some asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. Approximately 22 million people in the U.S. have asthma and approximately half of this number are children. Most people with chronic asthma usually develop the disease before the age of 10 and under. Adults approximately 7% to 10% with chronic respiratory breathing are vulnerable as well.

There is a strong correlation of asthma and dampness such as in basements, crawlspaces, workplace building with chronic water and moisture problems. Roof leaks, window leaks, plumbing leaks, condensation, and high indoor relative humidity. The Institute for Medicine (IOM) concluded that there is an association between exposure to damp indoor environments and cough, wheezing, upper respiratory tract such as nose and throat symptoms, and the exacerbation of asthma. They also concluded that there is an association between the presence of mold and bacteria in damp indoor environments and hypersensitivity pneumonitis [IOM 2004].

Pro-Active Measures to some Allergy/Asthma Triggers

  • Eliminate dust exposure. Clean house or office often and HEPA vacuum carpets, baseboard heater fins, sofas, etc. (The less carpet the better!).  
  • Clean hard to clean areas such as windows, tops of book shelves, door frames, picture frames, top side of ceiling fans, light fixtures, curtains, blinds, and drapes.
  • HVAC duct vents & dryer vent keep clean.
  • Check the front loader washer machine rubber gasket and keep clean and dry.
  • Operate bathroom exhaust fan during showers or baths for at least 20 to 30 minutes to help alleviate moisture.
  • Use quality dehumidifiers and keep relative humidity in the range of 30% to 50%
  • Use air conditioning and keep windows closed during high hot humid , high allergy seasons.
  • Wash bedding weekly in hot water at least 130 degree F. temperature.
  • Use allergy covers for bedding, pillows, etc.
  • Purchase a small hygrometer to help keep the temperature & relative humidity indoors.
  •  Invest in quality Austin HEPA air purification for the indoor air quality of your home or office.www.airenvironments.com/products 
  • Hire Environmental Resources for your indoor air quality needs  for allergens, dander, mold, odors, & more....

Environmental Resources 
316 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061

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Mold Inspection and Tesing

Allergen Screening Testing: There are many different contaminants in indoor environments that can cause or aggravate allergies and/or asthma. Dust can contain a multitude of allergens including dust mites, mold spores, and  pet dander. A major reservoir for collecting and holding dust indoors are carpets. We use a vacuum cannister to collect dust samples on carpets, sofas, bedding, etc. to look for dust mites, pet dander, mold spores etc.  Dust mites commonly live in house dust and eat skin cells shed by humans, animals. They thrive in warm humid climates. In most homes, bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets provide an ideal environment for dust mites.

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It has been estimated that 50 million people suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms that are reactions to allergies to airborne particle matter. People that are affected by allergies are usually not just from the outdoors such as hay fever, ragweed, or pollen. Our focus is on the indoor air quality that you breathe in your home or office and not the outside elements. However, outside seasonal allergens can exacerbate the problem during high seasonal counts. 

Breathing in the spores from the air.Tiny spores reproduce and are invisible to the naked eye and float through indoor and outdoor air (these fungi are called fruiting bodies).

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