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Air Testing and Consulting
Dr. Richard A. Cassidy

6160 St. Joe Cemetery Road - Tell City, IN 47586

in 1996

"We can help ensure that
your choice of a home
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ToxFree Testing

Both the USEPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances agree that the risk of breathing indoor levels of chlordane/heptachlor or aldrin/dieldrin begin at 5 nanogram per cubic meter (5 ng/M3) of air. The method you select should be able to detect these insecticides at this level.

Beware of procedures that uses air conditioning filters. This method is very insensitive and can not provide an air concentration. Other methods – polyurethane form (PUF) or solid sorbents – that require a solvent extraction step may be insensitive and prone to the loss of these semi-volatile during the sample concentration (solvent blow-down) step.

The method use by ToxFree increases sensitivity and accuracy by thermally desorbing the insecticides collected on the solid sorbent directly into the capillary column of the gas chromatograph.

ToxFree method:

  1. increases the sensitivity by 100 fold,
  2. eliminates lose of insecticides during extraction/concentration,
  3. decreases false positives by using certified standards for each insecticide to determine GC retention times and air concentrations,
  4. uses constant-flow SKC pocket pumps to ensure accurate air sample volume.

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