Indoor Air Quality Testing (IAQ)

Indoor pollutants can have harmful effects on health and productivity within the workplace. On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Consequently, most of this time is spent around air pollutants that are two to five times more concentrated than the typical outdoor environment.

As a result, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and other building-related diseases are common among the American workforce. This is due to the residual concentration of industrial chemicals in the air in addition to poor ventilation and failing HVAC systems.

Healthy indoor air begins with a simple sampling of chemicals emitted into the air. Midwest Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (MEC) can provide comprehensive Indoor Air Quality assessments for public and commercial buildings. Our Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) can visit your site to assess the air quality situation.

Our goal is to recommend practical solutions that resolve any air quality issues you may be encountering. Once we have completed our indoor air quality testing, we will prepare a customized plan based on the findings within your facility. We will suggest remediation tactics for each problem we have detected.

HVAC Testing

  • Positive/Negative Air Pressure Checks

  • Air Exchange Rate Testing

  • Ductwork Contamination Testing

Indoor Air Quality Hazards

MEC can perform numerous tests to ensure your air quality is free of hazards and meets exposure standards and guidelines established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

  • Mold

  • Mildew

  • Fungus

  • Bacteria

  • Allergens

  • Mold

  • Mildew

  • Fungus

  • Bacteria

  • Allergens

  • Asbestos

  • Lead

  • VOCs

  • Fire Residue

  • Toxic Chemicals

Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality and Pollutants

Potential Immediate Effects

  • Irritation of eyes, nose, and throat

  • Headaches and dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Fatigue

  • Temporary illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis

Potential Long-Term Effects

  • Weakened immune system

  • Respiratory diseases such as emphysema

  • Heart disease

  • Cancer

  • Damage to nerves, brain, kidneys, liver, and other organs

Indoor Air
Quality Monitoring

OSHA requires that air monitoring be conducted on 25% of all workers during abatement. To maintain acceptable indoor air quality standards, MEC can perform the air monitoring for you and provide you with a project log containing air monitoring reports.

Exposure Monitoring