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Indoor & Environmental Air Quality Testing 

Environmental & IAQ Testing

Air quality, both indoors and outdoors, plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Pollutants such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and chemical vapors can accumulate, especially in less-ventilated areas, leading to a deterioration of indoor air quality (IAQ).

For individuals with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, poor IAQ can significantly exacerbate their symptoms, sometimes triggering severe reactions. Recognizing and addressing these environmental triggers is essential in managing allergic diseases and ensuring a healthy living environment.

IAQ tests are designed to identify and quantify the presence of  five parameters of air quality within your home or workplace that can cause and worsen allergic disease. By understanding what specific air quality issues are affecting your indoor environment, it becomes possible to implement targeted interventions to mitigate these issues.

If you’re experiencing unexplained allergy symptoms or are concerned about the air quality in your surroundings, it’s time to take action. Dr. Lisa Hutto and her team are dedicated to providing personalized care and effective solutions for your allergy and asthma concerns. Schedule an appointment online with us today to find relief and inquire about our indoor air quality testing services.


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Indoor Air Quality Testing & Environmental Testing Near You

The Importance of Air Quality

The air we breathe has a direct impact on our health. While we may not always see the immediate impact of air quality on our daily lives, long-term exposure to poor air can lead to health problems. These range from minor irritations such as eye and throat discomfort to more severe conditions like diseases that affect the heart and lungs. Poor air quality can also exacerbate conditions like asthma and allergies, as well as headaches, fatigue, skin disease, and dry eye disease making them more difficult to manage.

In light of these concerns, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing has become a critical tool in identifying and mitigating the risks associated with air pollution health problems. Understanding the specific parameters of air quality present in your environment is the first step toward creating a healthier living space. This is where Dr. Lisa Hutto’s expertise comes into play.
Our practice does an extensive environmental history on products brought into the home that can off gas and cause or worsen allergic disease. If warranted, our practice can then recommend IAQ testing to help identify if there is abnormal air quality in the home contributing to your allergies, sinus or asthma symptoms. 

Here’s how our IAQ testing works:

  • If we determine that an IAQ test is necessary, our practice will provide an air quality testing device for patients to use in their home. This device can test 5 parameters of air quality that if abnormal can cause symptoms. 
  • No preparation is necessary before starting the test, but we ask that patients be careful and mindful of the device during the testing period.
  • The patient will keep the device in their home for an agreed upon duration of time at the time of your office visit. During this time, the device will continuously monitor and collect data on the indoor air quality.
  • Once the testing period is complete, the patient will return the device to our office, where the collected data will be analyzed by Dr. Hutto.
  • Based on the findings, Dr. Hutto will develop a personalized plan to address the identified issues, which may include recommendations for reducing exposure to pollutants or improving ventilation, and implementing air purification systems by an accredited HVAC company. Consulting a  certified environmental hygienist to perform further in depth air quality studies may also be recommended.

By incorporating IAQ testing into our practice, we offer patients not just relief from their symptoms but a pathway to a healthier living environment. This proactive approach ensures that our interventions are based on solid evidence and tailored to meet each patient's unique needs, ultimately improving their quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What factors cause air pollution?

Indoor air pollution can be caused by a variety of sources, including chemicals from household cleaning products, pet dander, mold and mildew growth, and pollutants brought in from the outdoors. Poor ventilation can also contribute to high levels of indoor air pollution, as it allows for the build-up of contaminants. 

What health problems are associated with poor indoor air quality?

Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a wide range of health problems, including but not limited to allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, sinusitis, headaches, eye irritation, and fatigue. People with pre-existing conditions may experience worsening symptoms when exposed to poor IAQ.

How can I schedule an appointment with Dr. Lisa Hutto?

Our online scheduling tool makes booking an appointment with Dr. Hutto simple! Or, if you prefer to speak with someone directly, you can give us a call during our office hours. We look forward to helping you find relief from your allergies!

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