Introduction

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 an expert submission 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.

Sample Reports

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.

Cost

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
Relevant Articles ALS delivers comprehensive air quality testing on ambient and indoor air.

An article detailing the different methods of air testing.

Ambient air pollution: A global assessment of exposure and burden of disease

This report presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of disease.

Pollution experts team up to propose major new study into health impacts of bushfire smoke

An article detailing some of the more surprising impacts of poor air quality especially as a result of the recent bushfires.

Relevant Cases Warkworth Mining Limited v Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association Inc [2014] NSWCA 105 (7 April 2014)

A planning dispute over an approved mining development. Part of the reason for the appeal of this decision was due to the impacts on air quality that it was claimed the development would bring.

Lin and Anor v The Owners - Strata Plan No. 50276 [2004] NSWSC 88 (12 March 2004)

A case related to strata management. The matter was over whether an owners corporation was required to up-grade an exhaust ventilation system to service the needs of a lot owner.

Amaca Pty Ltd (under NSW Administered Winding Up) v King [2011] VSCA 447 (22 December 2011)

A case related to negligence and occupier’s liability in an asbestos cement sheet manufacturing plant. The question was whether there was sufficient risk of asbestos exposure to require occupier to take reasonable care to protect occasional visitor from ri

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A Sample of our Experts in Science - Air Quality

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