DustScanAQ carry out indoor air quality testing and assessments in industrial, commercial and public premises. We typically monitor the concentrations of airborne pollutants such as gases, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and dusts using a variety of sampling equipment and UKAS accredited partner laboratories. Indoor air quality surveys are carried out with reference to workplace exposure limits (e.g. HSE COSHH), BREEAM Hea 02, WELL Building Standards, RESET Air Standards and other guidance/standards where appropriate.
What is the impact of poor indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality affects the health, comfort, and well-being of building occupants. Poor levels of air quality have been linked to Sick Building Syndrome and other symptoms, reduced productivity, and impaired learning in schools. We spend most of our time indoors and indoor pollutant sources are often overlooked.
While some indoor ‘pollution’ originates from outdoor/ambient sources (e.g. traffic emissions including fine particulates, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO)), many aerosols can be generated indoors by cooking, solid-fuel burning, new furnishings, cleaning products, air fresheners (e.g. volatile organic compounds (VOCs)), people, and pets.
What other services do we provide?
As well as providing indoor air quality testing services, we also offer indoor dust characterisation services. We routinely examine indoor dust deposit samples to identify the most likely source materials which often include rubber crumb, organic matter, and clothing fibres.
Please see our Dust Characterisation pages for more information.