Live Pure has unveiled a commercial edition of its yogi environmental quality assessment kit, which launched early last year on the consumer market. The yogi-go environmental testing kit adds on to the base product with a heavy-duty, waterproof carrying case and a 12-volt rechargeable external battery pack.

Both the yogi and the yogi-go are designed to test for mold, allergens, lead, asbestos, radon, VOCs and formaldehyde in the air – a process that would otherwise require a large investment of time and money. According to Greg Sancoff, CEO of Live Pure, a home or industrial-grade environmental quality test usually requires three different instruments, which cost between $600 and $1,500, weigh up to 20 pounds each, and require calibration between each test.

“We managed to take three instruments and condense them down into one instrument using modern technology,” says Sancoff. “You put the test trap into the instrument, you push the button that corresponds to the color of the test trap, and you walk away. A few minutes later it beeps, it’s done, you take the cartridge out and you put the next one in. And you do the exact same thing, you take an hour and 45 minutes and you do a full test of a whole home.”

Once the testing process is complete, the user can send the samples to Live Pure’s accredited labs, which are staffed by Certified Industrial Hygenists certified through the American Board of Industrial Hygeine. The laboratory staff will review the results and return a report to the user within ten days. If the report shows elevated levels of any contaminant, the staff is available for a complimentary consultation.

The kit’s commercial applications include assessing homes and properties that have been damaged in disasters. Examples include flooding, where water damage may lead to mold, and in the aftermath of wildfires, where interior smoke damage can introduce VOCs and other particulates.