Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

control of substances hazardous to health

Exposure to hazardous substances within the workplace Today we will be discussing our most recent project in London. We were called by our client and they requested we attend their site and conduct an assessment of occupational exposure to hazardous substances. The site was an architectural design studio which had a dedicated model workshop which [...]

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Assessing Indoor air quality in relation to biological and non-biological contaminants

Assessing Indoor air quality in relation to selected biological/non-biological contaminants

Is indoor air quality contaminated? Most recently we travelled to Somerset where we were asked to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected biological and non-biological contaminants. The property was a residential building which dated back to the 1930’s. The current owners had occupied the property for approximately 13 years. [...]

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Is Poor Indoor Air Quality to blame for mould growth?

Is poor indoor air quality to blame for mould growth?

Concerns regarding mould growth Our next client had occupied a second floor apartment for 15 months and she contacted us as she had concerns regarding mould growth. The apartment has a history of mould growth, this was reported to the developer approximately one month after moving into the property. This mould growth was located in [...]

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Conducting an assessment of Indoor Air Quality

Conducting an assessment of indoor air quality

Reports of adverse health symptoms Most recently, we were in Luton where we were asked to conduct an assessment of the indoor air quality in an apartment. Our client contacted us with concerns for her health as she had reported experiencing adverse health symptoms which include blood clots and respiratory irritations. These symptoms were first [...]

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Indoor Air Quality Assessment in Hemel Hempstead

Indoor air quality assessment in Hemel Hempstead

Reports of respiratory irritation If the indoor air in a building is contaminated with mould spores, it is likely to effect your health and could cause respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. This is because mould produces an allergen which could cause an allergic reaction such as sneezing, skin rash and a runny nose however if [...]

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Air quality assessment in a domestic property

Air quality assessment in a domestic property

Is poor indoor air quality to blame for respiratory difficulties? We were invited to a two storey detached property, situated in Derbyshire, with brick external walls and a pitched tiled roof. The building dates back to the 1890’s and has been refurbished and extended in the recent years.  At the time of our assessment the [...]

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Is poor indoor air quality to blame for respiratory irritation?

is poor indoor air quality to blame for respiratory irritation?

Is poor air quality at fault for respiratory difficulties? Occupants of a residential property based in St Albans had observed that the symptoms of their asthma had increasingly worsened since they moved into the property 12 months ago. They asked us to conduct an assessment of the indoor air quality to see if this was [...]

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in a residential property

Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in a residential property

Is poor Indoor Air Quality hazardous to Health? Our next project was a residential property situated in Kingston upon Thames. We were called to the property and instructed to carry out an assessment of Indoor Air Quality as the occupants were experiencing respiratory difficulties in some areas of the property. The respiratory difficulties noted included [...]

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Bacteria and mould contamination of working environment following a deep clean.

Following my previous assessment of bacteria and mould contamination in the workplace of this major manufacturer I have been asked to return to the factory and carry out a second evaluation following a major deep clean of the working areas. The employers has decided to clean the working areas despite the fact that the proviso [...]

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Exposure to coppper sulphate at art exhibition

Chemicals substances are rarely used in pure form for creation of art. However when the artist finds the courage to experiment some spectacular results can be achieved. I have recently had the opportunity to visit a piece of stunning art where the artist has decided to transform a small flat with copper sulphate crystals. The [...]

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