Industrial activity can lead to environmental pollution in working and living environments due to chemical, physical or biological agents.
Thanks to a team specialized in industrial hygiene, Mérieux NutriSciences performs the analysis of various environmental factors that are fundamental for the monitoring of the quality of the indoor/outdoor environment in the industrial context for the purposes of health protection and the well-being of workers and the population.
All test are accompanied by their report: the team gathers the information obtained from the monitoring campaigns and put them into exhaustive reports that make the results readable and readily accessible.
Mérieux NutriSciences monitors and analyzes air and the pollution of indoor environments in its various forms.
- Phonometric tests
- Mechanical vibrations
- Tests on the microclimate
- Determination of microbiological contamination (bacteria, fungi, Legionella, etc.)
- Detection of the airborne microbiological components
- Evaluation of the microbiological components on surfaces
- Analysis of artificial mineral fibers and asbestos
- Sampling and analysis of organic contaminants (aromatic organic substances, chlorates, etc.) and inorganic contaminants (metals, acids, ammonia, aldehydes, etc.)
- Detection of odor concentration
- Environmental checks of possible pollution following remediation, fire, etc.
Environmental monitoring allows the risk assessment in work environments derived from exposure to various pollutants for purposes of workers’ safety and health.
In recent decades, air quality has been heavily influenced by industrial and civil activities that have caused a progressive deterioration: to curb it, international legislations have outlined targets of quality for pollutants, in relation to the protection of health, plants, and the ecosystem.
Mérieux NutriSciences performs sampling and analysis of biological agents present in the air, odorigenic substances (olfactometric tests), acustic impact, and chemical air contaminants:
- PM 10 and PM 2.5
- Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide
- Benzene (VOC)
- Metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel)
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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.