The attention of the public and the institutions on the impact that the building industry has on the environment and human health is increasingly urgent. Inspections performed by control bodies are increasing and the increasingly restrictive laws in force led the industry to carry out checks and monitoring of materials and products used in the building, of more sustainable materials like recycled or reused products, the lands and rocks from excavation.
The possible physical and chemical pollutants from construction activities such as dust, noise, vibrations are also important. Similarly and due to regulatory obligations, even demolitions and decommissioning activities need to be supported and authorized by chemical and physical analytical controls with particular attention to widespread pollutants such as asbestos, artificial vitreous fibers, hydrocarbons and volatile substances. Mérieux NutriSciences offers consulting services, sampling and analysis of environmental matrices resulting from bulding and demolition activities in full compliance with current environmental legislation.
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Water is a fundamental element for the life of organisms and for all human activities. Current legislation specifies the chemical, physical and biological characteristics to abide by according to the final purpose of water: Mérieux NutriSciences performs water analysis to ensure the quality of surface, underground and waste water in full compliance with global standards.
The analyses performed on soils play a role of utmost importance in environmental investigations targeted to the characterization of sites: Mérieux NutriSciences samples and analyses both contaminated sites to verify their contamination, and non-contaminated areas, to check the possibility to re-use the soil obtained from excavations.
All manufacturing processes produce liquid and solid waste that must be correctly managed. Mérieux NutriSciences provides a full range of testing to support environmentally responsible waste management programs: waste characterization and classification, chemical and product analyses, ADR (Accord Dangereuses Routes) consultancy.
Stack emissions are one of the aspects of prevailing environmental impact produced by companies. Thanks to a specialized team, Mérieux NutriSciences performs the monitoring of micropollutants with equipped vehicles, sampling of organic micro-pollutants (dioxins, furans and PCBs), verification of Automatic Measuring Systems and management of QAL2 and AST protocols in compliance with EN 14181 standard.
Industrial activities might imply environmental pollution both in the workplace (indoor) and outside (outdoor) due to chemical, physical or biological agents. Thanks to a team specialized in industrial hygiene, Mérieux NutriSciences analyses several fundamental environmental parameters for the monitoring of the quality of the environment in the industrial field to protect the health and the well-being of both workers and the population.
Even the most structured companies need to make the necessary checks that allow them to evaluate their performance, to understand if they are operating according to the expected requirements and if the outcome is positive in technological, economic and environmental terms. Mérieux NutriSciences performs testing services dedicated to different production sectors, and checks both raw materials and waste products such as electrical and electronic equipment, building materials, metals and alloys, fuel oils and polymers.