Health & Environmental Effects of Particulates

New York Indoor Air Solutions provides clients on Long Island, New York with a wide variety of air quality services including particulate screen testing. We pride ourselves on the work do regarding air quality testing and helping home and business owners across Long Island with the air they breathe. Particulates can have negative health and environmental affects, but we are here to make sure the air quality for your home or business is clean and safe to breathe.

Health Effects of Particulates

The size of the particles is directly linked to their potential for causing health problems. The particles that lead to the most issues are small particles that are less than 10 micrometers in diameter. These tiny particles can get deep into your lungs and can even potentially make it to the bloodstream, leading to adverse side effects.

Exposure to particles like this can affect both your heart and your lungs. People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults are the people most likely to be affected by particle pollution exposure. Here are some problems that have been linked to particle pollution exposure:

  • irregular heartbeat
  • aggravated asthma
  • decreased lung function
  • increased respiratory symptoms, like irritability in the airways, coughing, or difficulty breathing
  • nonfatal heart attacks
  • premature death in people with lung or heart disease

With our particle screening services, we can monitor the air quality and protect you and your family from elevated particle matter levels.

Environmental Effects

Particle pollution can impact the environment in three ways:

  • visibility impairment
  • environmental damage
  • materials damage

Visibility Impairment

Fine particles are the main cause of reduced visibility, or haze, in parts of the United States. This includes many of the country’s national parks and wilderness areas. Haze is caused when sunlight encounters tiny pollution particles in the air, which reduces the clarity and color of what we see. These conditions are heightened during more humid conditions.

Environmental Damage

Particles can be carried over long distances by wind and finally settle on the ground or in water. Depending on the chemical composition of the particles, the effects of this settling can include the following:

  • depleting the nutrients in the soil
  • changing the nutrient balance in coastal waters and large river basins
  • making lakes and streams acidic
  • affecting the diversity of the ecosystem
  • damaging sensitive forests and farm crops
  • contribute to acid rain effects

Materials Damage

Particle matter can stain and damage stone and other materials, which includes monuments and statues.

Servicing Home & Business Owners Across Long Island NY

Air particle sampling and monitoring is an assessment of air quality determined by the measurement of pollutants and particulates in air. It is widely used in many industrial environments in order to protect workers and prevent environmental and product contamination. When measuring air contaminants, we must consider not only the sampling method but also the phase and identity of the pollutant or particulate of interest. At New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions, we utilize the best tools available that bring about the most trustworthy of results. Get in touch with us today to learn more about air particle monitoring and testing.

We provide our air quality services for clients across Long Island, New York including working out east and in the following areas: Hampton Bays, West Hampton, South Hampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Water Mill, Quogue and Amagansett. We are leaders in handling air quality issues for those who live on the East End of Long Island.

Other Air Quality Services Available

Among the other air quality services we provide includes:

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