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Air monitoring

Exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and to radon isotope concentrations can occur at home and work depending on where you are located, the way our buildings have been designed, and how we use them.

Our laboratories monitor and analyse indoor and outdoor air quality, stack gases, radon concentrations and gaseous effluents from industrial plants and equipment. Our solutions include:

  • sampling, detecting and measurement of analytes in ambient air, including:
    • formaldehyde
    • VOCs
    • toxic organic compounds
  • radon-222 and radon-220 (and progeny) measurement by active and passive (TASL) monitoring
  • an in-house radon-222 and radon-220 (thoron) test chamber for calibration checks of active and passive monitors
  • particulate spectrometry and mass concentration (10nm to 10µm) investigations
  • passive dust fallout sampling
  • radiation source encapsulation testing to ISO 9978 (gaseous sources)
  • tritium (H-3) in air
  • high volume (60 m3/hour) and personal air sampling for:
    • alpha and beta activity, particulates
    • gamma ray spectrometry, particulates
    • particle sizing using cascade impactors.

Client Services and Liaison

Email forensics@health.qld.gov.au
Phone 
1800 000 377 (Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm)
Fax 61 7 3096 2977
Post PO Box 594, Archerfield Qld 4108
Location 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains Qld 4108

Last updated: 19 January 2021