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Common Reasons Indoor Air Quality May Suffer During the Winter Months

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify elevated levels of chemical and microbial pollutants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 17, 2017   With winter season underway, most people now spend a considerable amount of time indoors. During this time of year, doors and windows of homes and offices are kept tightly shut which can quickly begin to impact a building’s indoor air quality (IAQ).IAQ issues and complaints often come to light during the winter months. This can be due to a lack of fresh air, a dry indoor environment or because of an increased concentration of allergens and indoor pollutants. Fortunately, there are some simple.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Damage and Mold Issues at California Condominium Complex Leads to Court Preceedings

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers mold testing services and water damage monitoring instruments to identify building issues and protect the public from exposure hazards.

San Leandro, CA, January 16, 2017   Last month, the Norcal Record published an article about a San Francisco construction company’s lawsuit against their commercial general liability insurance provider. The case will be heard at the U.S. District Court for Northern California and involves a condominium complex that suffered water damage and subsequent mold growth. A pretrial conference is scheduled to begin this month over who is financially responsible for the damages.Construction defects, water incursions and plumbing leaks are.......[Read More] [All News]

Indoor Pools and Exposure Concerns to Chloramines

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify chloramines from indoor pool facilities to help prevent human exposure risks to these irritants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 13, 2017   Last month, Swimming World Magazine published an article about air quality issues faced by professional and recreational swimmers at indoor pools. The article discussed the need for more research on the unique indoor air quality (IAQ) issues faced by workers and patrons of these facilities.A major IAQ culprit at indoor aquatic facilities is the frequent presence of elevated levels of chloramines. Chloramines are formed by the reaction of free chlorine with organic substances and their presence can.......[Read More] [All News]

Indoor Ice Arenas and What Skaters and Employees Could be Breathing

EMSL Analytical provides a wide range of indoor air quality testing services and monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 11, 2017   In the United States and Canada there are approximately 5,000 indoor ice arenas. These facilities provide a year round place for people to enjoy skating and compete in sports. However, as with all buildings, the indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for the health and safety of guests and employees and some facilities could be exposing people to elevated levels of airborne pollutants.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about potential IAQ issues at enclosed ice arenas........[Read More] [All News]

January is National Radon Action Month and a Good Time to Test Homes and Buildings for this Invisible Threat

EMSL Analytical offers testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon risks to protect the health of building occupants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 9, 2017    This month has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency reported that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each year.Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can typically move up through the ground into the air of homes and buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can even.......[Read More] [All News]

Identifying Wood Damage Smoke Exposure Risks in Occupational and Residential Environments

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify exposure risks to wood smoke and confirm smoke damage in homes and businesses.

Cinnaminson, NJ, December 27, 2016   With the start of winter this month, many people in North America have already begun using their fire places. For many people, this means a traditional wood fire that delivers both warmth and ambience during the cold months.The smell of burning wood is pleasant to some people, and even though wood is a natural substance, exposure to wood smoke can be hazardous to one’s health. Workers in industries that burn wood for heat, to produce energy or for cooking could also be exposed to wood smoke on.......[Read More] [All News]