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IEQ Testing Laboratory

Category Press Release
Publish Date 2/11/2019
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Indoor Exposure Risks for Families and Building Occupants Identified Through Environmental Testing
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, easy to use test kits, monitoring instruments and inspection tools to detect a wide range indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues.

Cinnaminson, NJ,  February 11th , 2019

In today’s modern society most people spend the majority of their time indoors. Whether at home, school or in the office, spending this much time inside means the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of homes and buildings is all that much more important for everyone’s wellbeing.

Unfortunately, there are many residential, commercial and even institutional properties that have exposure risks that could impact the health and safety of building occupants. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

“Some of the most common IEQ issues involve exposure to carbon monoxide, mold, bacteria, allergens, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), asbestos and lead,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Indoors, people can be exposed to these through inhalation or skin contact. Some of these are invisible, like radon and carbon monoxide, which are odorless, colorless and tasteless. The only way to know if one is being exposed is through environmental testing. At EMSL, we have been offering indoor environmental testing for these pollutants and contaminants for decades. With dozens of laboratories located across the United States and Canada, we offer comprehensive laboratory testing services, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments and an array of inspection tools that can help to ensure a healthy indoor environment in any type of building.”

EMSL recently sponsored an educational video about common exposure hazards lurking indoors that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/u7K8RVwbRAQ.

To learn more about IEQ or other environmental, building science and occupational testing services or inspection equipment, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. To view a comprehensive line of indoor environmental quality test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 46 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, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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