Hurricane Ian Leaves Mold and Other Exposure Hazards for Floridians Cleaning Up the Damage
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, building inspection tools and personal protective equipment to help residents safely rebuild.
Tampa, Florida, October 7, 2022
Residents, and clean-up and repair crews, have descended on hard hit places like Naples, Florida to begin the long process of getting people back into their homes, schools and businesses. As time has passed since the hurricane made landfall, these property owners, volunteers and professionals are encountering a number of exposure risks, including mold and other contaminants caused by Hurricane Ian.
It is important that people take heed of warnings and suggestions from federal, state and.......[Read More]
Hurricane Damaged Homes and Buildings in Florida and the Mold Left Behind
EMSL Analytical provides mold and other indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, building inspection tools and personal protective equipment to help assess and repair storm damage.
Orlando, Florida, October 6, 2022
Water and wind damage claims from Hurricane Ian are expected to be in the tens of billions of dollars. Not only can water destroy or damage a property, it also often leaves behind issues with mold contamination that many in Florida are already encountering.
Mold contamination typically increases the cost to repair a home or building and it can also create health concerns. Exposure to elevated levels of mold can lead to asthma attacks for some people with the condition, eye and skin.......[Read More]
Children’s Health Month and Identifying Indoor and Outdoor Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of microbial and chemical exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 5, 2022
Children’s Health Month takes place each October. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) utilize this time to spread public awareness on the importance of protecting children’s health from common environmental hazards they could be exposed to where they live, play and learn.
From their earliest stages of development through puberty, children are vulnerable to exposure to environmental contaminants reports.......[Read More]
National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month and Identifying Airborne Pollutants
EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of airborne contaminants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 4, 2022
October is recognized as National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to indoor air quality (IAQ) as the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. A comfortable temperature and relative humidity, good ventilation, and a lack of unpleasant odors comes to mind for many people when discussing IAQ. Also important is understanding and controlling.......[Read More]
Precautions Urged by New Jersey Department of Health Following More Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test for Legionella from environmental samples to identify and mitigate exposure risks to the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 4, 2022
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced in August that two cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported that month from a section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, served by Trenton Water Works (TWW). Two other local cases had been reported in the previous nine months. Tragically, of the four cases, there has been one fatality. NJDOH, in conjunction with the Hamilton Township Division of Health, are investigating the cases and searching for the likely source of.......[Read More]
Over 1,000 Soldiers to be Relocated from Barracks Due to Mold and HVAC Problems at Major Military Base
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to help identify mold contamination and other indoor air quality issues.
Raleigh, North Carolina, October 3, 2022
In August, multiple media outlets reported that more than 1,200 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina will be relocated from their barracks on the base. The move is taking place in up to 12 barracks that reportedly have problems with their HVAC systems and mold contamination. The barracks were built in the 1970s and will be demolished due to the poor condition of the buildings. This isn’t the first time mold has been a challenge at Fort Bragg; just two years ago, more than 200.......[Read More]