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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/6/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Air Quality Awareness Week and Resources to Identify and Mitigate Exposure Risks to Airborne Hazards
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers indoor and outdoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to detect chemical and microbial pollutants.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 6, 2024

Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) is a time for government agencies to share information with the public about efforts to protect and improve air quality. This year, it takes place from May 6th through the 10th. The annual event has been recognized in the United States since 2007 and the theme for 2024 is Knowing Your Air.

The event is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partners. These include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as state, local and tribal agencies. 

Specific topics for AQAW 2024 include:

  • Monday – Wildland Fires and Smoke
  • Tuesday – Asthma and Your Health
  • Wednesday – Air Quality and Climate
  • Thursday – Air Quality and Environmental Justice
  • Friday – Air, Animals and Plants


“Two of these topics get covered most years during AQAW, wildfires and smoke, and asthma and health,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Wildfire smoke exposure has become a major issue as wildfire season now begins earlier in the year and lasts longer in many areas. With regards to asthma, estimates put the number of people in the U.S. that currently suffer from the disease at close to 25 million, including many children.”

To help protect the public from exposure to airborne pollutants, EMSL Analytical’s industrial hygiene and environmental laboratories offer indoor and outdoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment (PPE). Several years ago, EMSL even sponsored an educational video about AQAW that can still be seen at: https://youtu.be/XRzwmVzZspE 

To learn more about air quality testing services and resources, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. To access test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com

 

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 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, VOCs, 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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