Cinnaminson, NJ, April 2nd
For the past 17 years, National Healthy Schools Day has been promoted to raise awareness of indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues in the nation’s schools. The day of recognition takes place on April 2nd
and is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network. It is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division along with many other agencies and organizations.
This recognition is important because far too many public and private schools face challenges when it comes to providing a healthy indoor environment for their students and faculty. Aging buildings and limited operating budgets often delay preventive maintenance and repair projects that when not addressed promptly, can have an impact on both the IAQ and IEQ of a school building.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states, “Evidence from schools and office building studies demonstrate that various environmental conditions are closely associated with the incidence of measurable adverse health effects, and that indoor air quality problems can result in increased absences because of respiratory infections, allergic diseases from biological contaminants, or adverse reactions to chemicals used in the building.”
“Exposure to chemicals, mold, bacteria, particulates, radon, asbestos, lead and other substances can all have a negative impact on students’ ability to learn as well as everyone’s long-term health and safety,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “A healthy indoor environment is a key component for every school’s success. EMSL Analytical proudly supports the efforts of raising awareness of National Healthy Schools Day.”
With dozens of environmental testing laboratories located across the United States and Canada, EMSL offers indoor testing from all types of airborne, surface, dust, material and water samples. Their comprehensive microbial and chemical analyses, along with all the sampling supplies needed and even easy-to-use test kits are instrumental for identifying indoor pollutants that can impact learning and create exposure concerns.
To learn more about EMSL’s IAQ and IEQ testing services and monitoring equipment, please visit www.EMSL.com
, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com
. To access 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.