Indoor air quality affects the health, comfort and well-being of building occupants. Poor indoor air quality has 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.
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 and air fresheners (e.g. volatile organic compounds (VOCs)), people and pets.
DustScanAQ carry out indoor air quality testing in residential, commercial, industrial and educational premises. We measure the concentrations of indoor contaminants such as gases, VOCs and dusts and compare them with COSHH workplace exposure limits where appropriate.
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.