SOURCE: Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

April 21, 2009 11:16 ET

Introducing Home Air Check™ -- a Low-Cost Home Air Quality Test That Predicts Sources of Air Contamination

Single Test Determines Total VOCs and Hidden Mold in Indoor Air as Well as Potential Contamination Sources

MT. PLEASANT, MI--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. (PATI), a leading U.S. consultative air testing laboratory devoted to chemical identification and analysis of air contaminants, introduces Home Air Check™ -- the first comprehensive home air test for determining total VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and total level of actively growing mold. By monitoring ambient (surrounding) air in the home, the inexpensive test allows a homeowner or home buyer to determine levels of unhealthy airborne organic compounds and to detect the presence of "hidden mold" that could be growing behind walls or in carpeting. Home Air Check test results indicate whether chemical and mold levels in the home air are within a safe range and show potential sources of air contaminants.

A home air sample is collected by a homeowner or home inspector and submitted to PATI's laboratory for analysis by degreed chemists. In a few days, the customer receives an easy-to-understand report that shows safe, elevated, or extreme levels of potentially dangerous compounds within the home. These levels are based upon standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council and the European Union. The customer also receives a Contamination Index™ report that outlines possible sources of VOC contaminants in the home air, and gives suggestions for their safe removal.

"Home Air Check is the most powerful methodology ever developed to determine VOC and mold levels in a home," said Lester Keepper, President of PATI. "With just one inexpensive test, homeowners and home buyers can assess the level of potentially harmful chemicals in the home air, and receive valuable information on what may be generating an air contamination problem. Even low levels of VOCs and mold can cause serious health effects, particularly to children and those who have chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma. We're delighted to bring our proven air testing technologies from the industrial community to the home marketplace so that homeowners have an easy, accurate, and affordable option to test the quality of the air they breathe every day."

A single Home Air Check test kit covers a 2,000 sq. ft. home. The complete cost, including the analysis and contamination report, is $125. An additional test for formaldehyde levels is also available.

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About PATI

Since 1992, PATI has been a recognized leader in the development and deployment of ambient air testing methodologies for Fortune 100 companies and environmental consultants. PATI's science-based technologies and air testing support help clients solve indoor air quality, process control, and environmental challenges. Our team of analytical chemists includes only degreed and highly trained analysts, many with advanced degrees. PATI is committed to supporting industrial and home-based clients with the best in individual service and attention.

Contact Information

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    Lisa Robillard
    Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.
    Tel: (603) 845-3703
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