Mercury Rubberized Flooring/ 
Inspections and Testing

Mercury Flooring Removal

Indoor Environmental Concepts LLC will provide testing to determine the mercury content in your facilities rubberized flooring. If present we can guide you through the process of managing in place or remove if necessary.

THE SOLUTION TO ASSESS MERCURY EMISSIONS
IEC Invests in Jerome J505 Mercury (Hg) Meter

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THE CONCERN
Mercury Vapor and Health Effects
Transmission • Risks • Requirements

 

It is well-known that schools nationwide have installed rubberized, polyurethane floors in gyms for decades. While these cushioned floors may be better for feet and bodies, water resistance and aesthetic to the eye, the mercury (Hg) within them has far-reaching effects.
In February 2020, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) issued guidelines for school districts to evaluate mercury vapor emissions from installed mercury-containing flooring systems. The document reads in part:

Risk Assessment
Inhalation is the primary route of exposure
to mercury vapor and aerosols. Based on the toxicological information and this regulated  
risk assessment model, the NJDOH has issued  
a guidance maximum contaminant level of  
0.8 μg/m3 for evaluating mercury in flooring. This level is protective for children as young as three years old and is based on an exposure frequency of 8-hours per day for 180 days (NJDOH 2017).

THE SOLUTION
IEC Consulting Services
Experienced • Reliable • Responsive


Having conducted numerous assessments in schools, commercial and industrial settings,  
IEC has taken a next step in providing clients accurate results with time-sensitive responsiveness in the detection of mercury vapor emissions. IEC’s newly acquired Jerome J505 is recognized as the “gold standard” in mercury vapor analysis for a  wide range of applications, using state-of-the-art atomic fluorescence that puts advanced mercury detection in the hands of IEC’s experienced industrial hygienists.


Jerome J505 Key Features

  • Sophisticated capabilities of benchtop analyzers in a compact, portable device

  • Detects mercury at levels as low as 0.05 μg/m3, which meets and exceeds NJ DOH, EPA and ATSDR standards

 

Jerome J505 Additional Applications
Ambient Air Analysis • HAZMAT / Emergency Response • Industrial Hygiene & Worker Safety • Regulatory Compliance: Detection & Cleanup • Air Filtration Device (AFD) Efficiency Monitoring • Mercury Exclusion Testing • Light Bulbs & Mercury Switches Equipment Monitoring

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