Indoor Air Quality for Healthcare Facilities

Air PollutionThe Environmental Protection Agency has stated that “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors.  Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

Higgins’ experienced industrial hygienists are available to assist with potential indoor air quality problems, providing effective solutions following Environmental Protection Agency and ANSI/ASHRAE  guidelines.  We offer guidance and practical solutions to health problems associated with indoor air quality issues in industry, healthcare, and construction.

  • Controlled Environment Testing (LAFW, CAIs, PE, cleanrooms, operating rooms, ante-rooms)
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding & Sterile Preparations Air Testing (USP <797>)
  • Environmental Dust and Discrete Particulates Sampling (construction, demolition)
  • Bioaerosols (culturable & non-culturable) and 8-Panel Array Allergens Sampling
  • Aldehydes, Heavy Metals, Welding Fumes, and other VOC Air Sampling
  • HVAC/Air Handling Unit / Fan Coil / Maintenance Protocol Infection Control Reviews
  • NO2, SO2, Airborne Lead Testing,  Radon,  Nitrous Oxide, Halogenated Agents
  • Medical Gases Ambient Air Sampling, Radon Testing & Water Sampling
  • Welding / Brazing Fumes, Diesel Exhaust, Asphalt Air Emissions
  • Surface Microbial Contamination Sampling (via: ATP, RODAC, tape lifts, swabs, etc.)
  • Pesticides and Semi-volatile Organics Air Sampling