Experts in air quality are scientists who have studied both the chemicals and pollutants that affect how clean air is, and the methods by which it can be purified. Air quality expertise is usually sought for issues relevant to breathing, but may also have relevance in certain types of manufacturing, environmental impacts, or medical procedures. Poor air quality can result in long term pollution, respiratory illnesses, and huge financial impacts on our environment and public health systems.
Experts in air quality can come from many professional backgrounds. Some may be experts in air conditioning and ventilation systems, whilst others have a background in environmental epidemiology (the environmental factors that influence health issues). Others may be experts in occupational health or academics specialising in atmospheric sciences. There are also professionals focused solely on air quality and air purification processes for the home and business. The specific specialisation and background needed in your air quality expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.
Determination of air quality can be done by a variety of methods. A sample of the affected air will be submitted to laboratory analysis and studied to show levels of amines, dioxins, and furans, or the presence of carcinogens such as asbestos, or hexavalent chromium, amongst others. Some air quality issues can be detected by smell alone, such as mould. Study of air quality can prevent diseases such as cancer or lung disease, provide early detection of severe issues in property such as rising damp, and ensure the safety of a workplace amongst many other benefits such as general comfort and environmental care.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Experts in the field of air quality can be called upon to provide evidence in situations ranging from medical cases where a bodily issue has resulted from poor air quality, cases relating to occupational safety, developmental and city planning disputes, property management, or conservation efforts including the impacts of greenhouse gas or general pollutants.
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype