We are predicting a rise in claims for respiratory problems after a new inquest into the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah in 2013.
Ella, who lived near the busy South Circular Road in London, died from a fatal asthma attack six years ago. A 2018 report has found that unlawful levels of air pollution were detected just one mile away from her home, and likely contributed to her death.
Pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and particulates can have a significantly negative impact on health conditions – particularly respiratory problems like asthma. We see such pollutants in areas of high traffic congestion, and believe regularly testing for these harmful chemicals is the best way to keep the public safe.
If illegal levels of air pollution are suspected in an area – particularly one with lots of traffic – it is key for private air quality testing to be carried out to ensure toxic levels of pollutants are managed accordingly.
We are regularly called out to monitor and test the air quality in large cities, near busy roads, and on construction sites. We have seen the levels of toxic chemicals are significant near busy roads that are congested – where the exhaust fumes from cars, buses and lorries hang in the air for much longer. People living near these environments are being exposed to harmful chemicals when they breathe in this air.
We provide air quality surveys for all types of situations.
- To measure changes in airborne dust concentrations.
- Changes in airborne particulates, which may arise from site activities such as demolition, can have a serious impact on health to local residents or employees.
- Air quality surveys can be used to determine whether site activities are likely to have an impact on air quality.
Our results can identify if people’s health is at risk, and what actions to take to reduce the risk.
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