Two ways to test your indoor environment
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The yogi air and water quality test is the ONLY product that tests for mold, allergens, radon, lead, asbestos, formaldehyde and VOCs in air, and lead and copper in water in one complete kit. Plus, you can perform annual testing with the reusable instrument. All lab and shipping fees are included.
Mix and match!
With the yogi rental program, you can assess your indoor air and water quality for just the contaminants you're most concerned with. Simply rent a yogi for $40 and add on individual tests to assess what may be causing or contributing to acute or long-term health issues. All lab and shipping fees are included.
Sources of VOCs in air
Common household products contain VOCs including paints, cosmetics, cleansers, air fresheners, varnishes, waxes, hobby/craft supplies (like permanent markers and glues), pesticides and stored fuels. Office equipment and building furnishings also emit VOCs. While people are using products that emit VOCs, they expose themselves to carcinogens, and elevated concentrations can persist long after the activity is completed.
Health effects of VOC exposure
VOC levels can be 2 – 5 times higher indoors than outdoors, and during and immediately after certain activities, like paint stripping, levels may be 1,000 times higher than outdoors causing symptoms like:
- Loss of coordination
- Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat
- Liver, kidney and central nervous system damage