Fiberglass Test Kit
Fiberglass Test Kit – Fiberglass is mostly used as insulation material. It is listed as an irritant, causing potentially serious harmful health issues. The fibers can make their way into your homes living space and hangout in the indoor air when tiny holes occur in your air ducts. These tiny holes expose insulation in the ceilings or walls to forced airflow stir up the the fibers. Also, pieces of a deteriorated duct or insulation within an aging air handler unit frequently get swept through a HVAC system into the living space. Fiberglass particles suspended in the air eventually fall to a surface, usually collecting as a shiny looking dust.
How to Test for Fiberglass in the Air
When we’re asked “how do I test for fiberglass in the air”, we say, now it’s easier than ever with the Fiberglass Test Kit. It’s ideal for screening for the presence and identifying fiberglass fibers and other synthetic and man-made fibers in your home, workplace or other indoor space. Since airborne fiberglass can have serious adverse health effects, and it’s propensity for particles suspended in the air it’s important to test when you suspect it may be present. Airborne fibers settle on furniture and surfaces, collecting on clothing, bedding, and causing irritation and potentially health problems. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to test for fiberglass in your air.
Step-by-Step Fiberglass Contamination Testing
First, read the provided instructions and identify the area of concern. Where do you suspect fiberglass may be present? What location are you noticing your symptoms? Where might fiberglass get in the air? Fiberglass insulation in you air conditioning can degrade get spewed through the system. Do you suspect this may be happening?
Next, use the Bio-Scan to collect your sample. After collecting the sample, re-seal the Bio-Scan and complete the chain-of-custody. Place the sample in its case into the provided postage-paid envelope.
Then, your sample is analyzed by an accredited laboratory to provide their accurate and detailed analysis.
The Results: Fiberglass Test Kit
Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) will provide a final report included in the cost of the Fiberglass Screen Check. Your lab report includes the identification of the presence of and the concentration levels of any fiberglass or other fibers identified. Measurements are reported in Counts/cm², and will have guidelines for what is considered to be a normal manageable level, as compared to the total level of each pollutant found in your sample.
Once EDLab receives your sample for analysis, your lab report will be available in PDF format and emailed to you within 3-5 business days.
Common Symptoms to look for:
Eye irritation, coughing, scratchy throat, sneezing, respiratory issues, or sinus headache.