Indoor air quality is critical to the health, comfort, and wellbeing of occupants. Pollutants in the air can cause ill-health, irritation, and other adverse reactions to smells or odors, whether at home, in public, or the workplace.
Indoor air quality assessment measures air pollutants to ensure that you are compliant with health and safety standards including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations. Compliance to these and environmental standards such as LEED, BREEAM, and WELL will demonstrate your commitment to environmentally sustainable buildings for occupants. If dangerous levels of air pollutants are detected, air quality assessment can also help determine a remedial solution.
Element’s qualified occupational hygienists have extensive experience in full indoor air quality assessments looking at chemical, physical, and biological parameters using a variety of measurement methods. We are also able to provide quantitative face fit testing in according to COSHH regulations.
If you have any questions about indoor air quality assessments or requirements, please contact an expert today.
|Parameter Type||Monitoring Method|
Concentration of airborne particulates
Concentration of volatile organic compounds
Concentration of carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide
Concentration of ozone
Concentration of formaldehyde
MDHS 14/4 or Aerosol monitor
MDHA 104 or PID direct reader
A Trak meter
OSHA ID214 or Gastec Tube
MDHS 102 or Gastec Tube
|Microbiological Parameters||Ambient airborne particulates||Hi Vac Sampler|
Standards for Indoor Air Quality Assessment
- HSG173 Monitoring strategies for toxic substances
- MDHS 14/4 general methods for sampling and gravimetric analysis of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable aerosols.
- MDHS 102 Aldehydes in Air
- MDHS 104 Volatile organic compounds
- BS EN ISO 16000-4: 2004 Diffusive sampling and formaldehyde in air
- EN ISO 16000-6: 2011 VOCs in air by active sampling
- BS EN 16017-2: 2003 VOCs – indoor, ambient and workplace air by passive sampling
- BS EN ISO 16000-3: 2001 formaldehyde and other carbonyls in air by pumped sampling
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