What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality has a major influence on the health, comfort and well-being of building occupants. Poor air quality has been linked to Sick Building Syndrome, reduced productivity in offices and impaired learning in schools.

As people spend at the majority of their time indoors, their total exposure with many air pollutants is largely dependent on their indoor exposure. These pollutants include volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide, particulate matter and fibres, and biological particles such as bacteria, fungi and pollen.

Pollutant sources may include contaminants from traffic and industry which enter buildings by through ventilation systems, indoor contaminants from burning fuels, emissions from building materials, furnishings, cleaning products, electronic equipment and toiletries.

Identifying pollutant sources and providing solutions and guidance to reduce emissions and hence improve air quality.

How can we help?

TE Compliance Limited has a wealth of experience in measuring air quality in a wide range of indoor environments. The results of these measurements can provide regulators, managers and occupants with data to demonstrate compliance with health-related and air quality standards

TE Compliance Limited, offer a complete range of indoor air quality monitoring strategies to identify, assess and control risks to workers health. All indoor air quality monitoring is carried out using HSE, NIOSH or OSHA validated methods.

Substances commonly monitored include:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Nitrogen monoxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Aldehydes
  • Ozone
  • Volatile and Semi Volatile organic compounds (VOC, SVOC)
  • Airborne dust and fibre concentration (mass and size distribution)
  • Airborne and surface bacteria and fungi concentration
  • Comfort parameters such as temperature, humidity and air movement

For further information contact us on 0151 257 9302 or via email at info@tecompliance.co.uk