Surprisingly, researchers found that smoke from marijuana contributed about the same to the PM pollution as tobacco smoke. Cooking, burning candles and incense and cleaning activities were all also confirmed to increase the fine particulate matter levels in the air of the participants’ homes.
“Exposure to particulate matter can affect both the lungs and the heart,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “People with heart or lung diseases, children and older adults are the most likely to be affected by exposure. Particulate matter pollution is so small that it can typically only be detected using advanced laboratory equipment or sensitive air monitors. At EMSL, we offer particulate matter analyses using electron microscopes and other advanced instrumentation. We also provide particle counters and other air monitoring and testing equipment for both sale and rental. If elevated levels of PM pollution are detected, corrective actions can then be implemented to protect family members and building occupants from exposure risks.”
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has sponsored an educational video about particulate matter pollution and exposure concerns that can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHq24-bIUJ4
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.About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella
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