About DustScan

DustScanAQ is the new trading name for DustScan Ltd; we have recently rebranded to reflect our growing air quality consultancy expertise and involvement in air quality matters. DustScan Ltd was established in 2004 as a spin-off company from Leeds University. The firm is based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

DustScanAQ carry out indoor air quality testing and assessment in residential, commercial, industrial, and educational premises. We measure the concentrations of contaminants such as gases, VOCs, and dusts, and compare them with COSHH workplace exposure limits 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, reduced productivity, and impaired learning in schools. We spend most of our time indoors and indoor pollutant sources are often overlooked, as is workplace air quality.

While some indoor pollution originates from outdoor sources (e.g. traffic emissions including fine particulates, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO)), many contaminants can be generated indoors by cooking, solid-fuel burning, 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 Analysis pages for more information.

Oliver Puddle

Oliver Puddle
Senior Consultant

Discuss your requirements with our Senior Consultant

If you would like to discuss any of your Indoor Air Quality needs with our Senior Consultant we can organise an initial call to understand your exact requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1608 810110 or email Oliver Puddle using the email button below.


DustScanAQ would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your project, please contact us on 01608 810110 or email info@dustscan.co.uk.


DustScanAQ provide low cost dust monitoring solutions. We supply directional and depositional sticky pad dust gauges, gravimetric filter-reference PM10 and PM2.5 samplers and also specify and install real-time air quality and meteorological monitoring equipment. Our dust monitoring equipment has many applications; from compliance requirements to detailed assessments of particulate movements arising from industrial, commercial, construction or other activities. Dust monitoring also provides us with samples used for forensic analysis of potential and actual contamination.