Following a number of recent outbreaks of E. coli, or Escherichia coli, bacteria at grocers and restaurants across the country, Building Health Check, LLC (BHC, LLC), has released an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Screening Kit for the E. coli bacteria.
While other screening kits can take three to five days for the results to be mailed back to the customer, the E. coli test kit available through IndoorAirTest.com can provide users with results in less than eight hours.
"Because the E. coli bacteria can result in human illness, it is important to identify and treat the affected areas as soon as possible," said Alan Wozniak, President, BHC, LLC. "This is especially important for restaurants and other businesses, as they will be shutdown until the problem is under control."
Available online at www.IndoorAirTest.com, the screening kit is ideal for restaurant, businesses and home owners who suspect that the E. coli bacteria has affected their home or business. Although several strains of E. coli are harmless to humans, others can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, urinary tract infections and pneumonia, making it especially important to identify and treat the affected area as soon as possible.
Included in the kit are two swabs, as well as a solution to activate the incubation period. To obtain the results of the E. coli screening, users simply swab the affected area – either liquid or solid – and then mail the swabs to Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) to handle laboratory testing and test kit analysis.
"Our goal in developing this test kit was to provide the general public with the tools they need to identify the E. coli bacteria without having to be a part of a lab with advanced testing methods in place," said Wozniak. "By utilizing EDLab to analyze these test kit, individuals are given access to proven methods of indoor environmental testing without the hefty price tag or long waiting period."
In addition to releasing this new screening kit, IndoorAirTest.com also recently launched a new and improved website with a number of enhanced features and a streamlined interface, enabling greater ease of use for indoor air quality customers.
IAQ Screening Kits are also available for formaldehyde, Mycotoxin, Legionella, mold, bacteria, fungi, Staph, bed bugs, radon lead, fiberglass, smoke, allergens, dust mites, organic vapor and house dust.
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