Element examines the quantity and composition of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE) to support our clients to reduce the exposure.

Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions are considered one of today’s primary polluting issues, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying them as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). Long-term exposure can lead to an increased risk for lung cancer and possibly bladder cancer. However, even exposure for a short period can cause health problems like lung irritations and/or allergic reactions.

The quantity and composition of DEEEs will depend on the type and condition of the engine, specification of the fuel, workload/demand on the engine and engine temperature. As well as particulates, vehicle combustion can produce significant pollutants in the form of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide and other hydrocarbons.

DEEE testing – The Element advantage

Element works with clients across many industries that require employees to work in locations where they could be exposed to DEEE, such as garages, bus stations, warehouses, railways, ferries, toll booths, car parks and fire stations.

Our UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratories can perform independent and specific air tests, targeting DEEE, PAHs and other potentially harmful products of vehicle combustion. In addition, our Engaged Experts work with you to prepare COSHH and risk assessments, and develop solutions that will help reduce specific exposure.

For more information about DEEE testing, please contact us today.

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