BIOAEROSOL MONITORING (MCERTS)
Envirocare is able to offer complete Bioaerosol Monitoring and analysis services from both captured (stack) and uncaptured (ambient) sources
Envirocare is one of only a handful of consultancies that are able to offer ISO 17025 and MCERTS accreditation to the Environment Agency’s Standard Reference Method (VDI 4257 Blatt 2) for this monitoring service.
What Is A Bioaerosol?
A bioaerosol (short for biological aerosol) is a suspension of airborne particles usually measuring less than 20 microns in diameter that contain living organisms or were released from living organisms. Typically consisting of bacteria, fungi, pollen and mycotoxins, these living organisms, under favourable conditions can perform basic metabolic activities and can survive in the airstream.
Why Do You Need Bioaerosol Monitoring?
Potential harmful effects of bioaerosol emissions and odour problems are a concern and in recent years the Environment Agency, Local Authorities & the Health & Safety Executive have taken a keen interest in the subject which has in turn led to more substantive Bioaerosol Monitoring and analysis.
Bioaerosol Monitoring is an extremely sensitive and intricate exercise. With the potential for contamination and invalid results being so high, it is imperative that the monitoring is undertaken by suitably qualified and experienced technicians.
Why Bioaerosol Monitoring Is Important
Exposures to bioaerosols in the environment are associated with a wide range of health effects including infectious diseases, allergies and even cancer. Whilst it is important to note that we are all exposed to bioaerosols on a continuous basis, under most environments we are at a very low risk to their effects. Within certain environments however, exposure to bioaerosols is significantly greater and often sufficient to warrant further investigation.
Composting facilities, where microbiological activity is fundamentally important, are a perfect example. With composting of organic waste being an increasingly important strategy in waste management policy, the number of people potentially exposed to elevated levels of bioaerosols is increasing. This may be directly, at composting facilities or indirectly including those living or working near to such facilities.
Experts In Bioaerosol Monitoring
Envirocare can assure you of the highest possible level of service around.
Our knowledgeable technicians have gained extensive experience in the field of Bioaerosol Monitoring and currently service several high profile customers in the waste and recycling industries with our MCERTS accreditation.
Call us on 01274 738668 or fill out our Envirocare Enquiry Form for any queries regarding Bioaerosol Monitoring, Odour Monitoring or any of our many other accredited Environmental and Occupational Hygiene services.
“Arrangements had to be changed at the last minute due to change of work pattern and unscheduled staff absences, but the Envirocare professionals took this in their stride thus avoiding additional stress. They also took these changes into consideration whilst preparing the data counts and incorporated this into the final report. Excellent service, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this provider to other Health and Safety professionals.”
H&S Manager, BAe Systems, DTL
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