Indoor
Environmental
Health
Assessments

An Indoor Environmental Health Assessment (IEHA) is an evaluation conducted to assess conditions inside a building which may impact the health of its occupants.

Having assurance of safe and breathable indoor air has gained importance over the past few years, and SAKSON is well equipped and experienced in identifying sources and testing for indoor air contaminants. From organic contaminants found in petroleum products, to formaldehyde found in new building products, and even investigating for the presence of mercury, SAKSON applies their expertiseto residences, commercial sites, child care centers and schools. These include:

  • Air Sampling for Organics: Volatile organic compounds are often found in indoor air from sources such as cleaning agents, petroleum containers, dry cleaners, cigarette smoke, and paint to name a few. Many of these compounds are carcinogenic and can pose health and safety concerns. SAKSON is experienced at investigating and sampling these compounds using the TO-15 method and other approved methods.
  • Air Sampling for Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is found in new products such as furniture and carpeting, as well as hair salons, funeral homes, and science laboratories. SAKSON is expert at evaluating sources of formaldehyde and using the NIOSH 2016 method for collecting indoor air samples.
  • Air Sampling for Mercury: Mercury has been used at dentiwst offices, thermometer factories, and is present in some gymnasium flooring. Because mercury can be found in the vapor phase, SAKSON has experience sampling and evaluating sources of mercury to ensure human health and the environment are protected.

Having assurance of safe and breathable indoor air has gained importance over the past few years, and SAKSON is well equipped and experienced in identifying sources and testing for indoor air contaminants. From organic contaminants found in petroleum products, to formaldehyde found in new building products, and even investigating for the presence of mercury, SAKSON applies their expertiseto residences, commercial sites, child care centers and schools. These include:

Frequently Asked Questions

1

What are the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) requirements for a child care center or school?
For child care centers or schools proposed in buildings constructed in 1978 or earlier, or co-located with nail salons, dry cleaners, or any other potential environmental concern, an Indoor Environmental Health Assessment (IEHA) is required. An IEHA encompasses radon testing, lead paint survey, asbestos inspection, and identification of any other potential indoor environmental concern. The IEHA must be conducted by a NJDOH licensed company.

2

How long does the IEHA take?
The IEHA and accompanying forms are completed within 30 days upon receipt of all available documentation. The NJDOH will review the forms and issue a Safe Building Interior Certificate generally within 30 to 60 days.

3

How much does an IEHA cost?
The cost is largely dependent on site specific conditions. The average cost ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 for most sites. Sakson can provide a free cost estimate for your specific project. This does not include the NJDOH fee, which is $1,500 for an initial application.

Contact Us today to learn more about our Indoor Environmental Health Assessment Services.