Air Quality testing in the winter

Hi All,

Standards of practice do not allow outdoor air sampling when the temps are below 32 and there is snow on the ground.

What do you guys in the northern climates do when you have both of these conditions on a regular basis?


What Standars of Practice are you using???

Just don’t take an outdoor sample and write why. You shouldn’t take one when it is raining either.

IAC2 standards Above Freezing
– Air pump sampling should not take place when the outdoor air temperature is below 32° Fahrenheit. All air sampling should take place when the air temperature is above freezing. No snow covering
– If the ground is completely covered with snow, outdoor air pump sampling should not be performed. A partial covering or a light dusting of snow is acceptable.