Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Indoor air quality is one of the most complex regulatory issues in work environments. Midwest Environmental Consulting Services (MEC) has advanced capabilities to design, implement, and conduct ambient air quality monitoring services for the workplace. It’s our duty to comprehend the intricacies of current air quality regulations and how to apply them to your facility.

We balance regulatory requirements with your operational needs. Our programs include ambient monitoring of criteria pollutants as well as hazardous, toxic, and odorous chemicals. By measuring levels of air quality and pollutants over a given period, we generate results that can be used to establish actual pollutant levels and provide air quality trends.

This service is generally intended for property owners undergoing renovations or contractors during abatement projects. All air sampling is completed by our certified Air Sampling Professionals (ASP).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that personnel air monitoring be conducted on 25 percent 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.

All samples are examined by a licensed analyst from an independent third-party laboratory which is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and takes part in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

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

  • Asbestos

  • Lead

  • VOCs

  • Fire Residue

  • Toxic Chemicals

Effects of Air 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