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The smoke released by any type of fire (forest, brush, crop, structure, tires, waste or wood burning) is a mixture of particles and chemicals produced by incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials. All smoke contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and particulate matter (PM or soot). Smoke can contain many different chemicals, including aldehydes, acid gases, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), benzene, toluene, styrene, metals and dioxins. The type and amount of particles and chemicals in smoke varies depending on what is burning, how much oxygen is available, and the burn temperature.
Exposure to high levels of smoke should be avoided. Individuals are advised to limit their physical exertion if exposure to high levels of smoke cannot be avoided. Individuals with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions (e.g., asthma), fetuses, infants, young children, and the elderly may be more vulnerable to the health effects of smoke exposure.
Proof of these conditions resulting from smoke exposure may be required by property insurance companies prior to the buildings being fixed.
Inhaling smoke can cause immediate effects including:
- Irritations of the eyes
- Irritations of the nose
- Irritations of the throat
- Difficulty breathing
Smoke Particulates Screen Check Directions:
Particulate sampling is performed by surface sampling with the Smoke Particulate Screen Check (SPSC). Everything you need to collect and send your sample for analysis is included in the test kit you will receive.
Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), will provide a final report for you. This report will show detailed information and will be compared to what is considered to be a normal manageable level. Once EDLab receives your sample for analysis, your lab report will be generated and emailed to you within 3-5 business days.
Smoke Particulate Screen Check Test Kit � A Revolutionary Technique That Helps Identify Indoor Air Contaminants
This home test will:
- Identify airborne black deposition
- Be quick and easy
- Include the Lab Analysis Emailed in PDF Format in 3-5 Days
- Include Sample Collection Device for 1 Surface Sampling Location
This test collects the same samples used by expensive professionals.
Everything you need to collect your sample and send it for analysis is included. There are no additional fees required after test purchase.
This is a safe, easy Smoke Particulates screening test for your home or office.