Cinnaminson, NJ, November 5th
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Each year, approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 die from the disease. Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that lung cancer has been the most common cancer in the world for several decades and as recently as 2015, lung cancer was responsible for about 1,690,000 deaths worldwide.
All of these figures support the importance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month which takes place each year during November. This month of recognition, acknowledged across the globe, is meant to raise awareness and engagement to fight the disease and educate people about things they can do to minimize their likelihood of getting lung cancer.
“A significant way to lower one’s chance of developing lung cancer is to avoid exposure to airborne pollutants that are known to cause the disease,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Some of the basic things people can do that the CDC suggests include not smoking, avoiding secondhand smoke, having one’s home tested for radon, and being careful to not be exposed to things that could cause cancer at work. This is important as there are many workers in professions who could be regularly exposed to hazards that are known carcinogens. Asbestos, silica, arsenic, diesel exhaust, cadmium and beryllium are just a few of many. Occupational exposure to many carcinogens is regulated and companies that fail to protect their workers could be at risk of costly noncompliance penalties and even lawsuits.”
To help prevent exposure risks for workers and the public, EMSL provides a complete array of air testing services, sampling supplies, real-time air monitoring equipment, and a full line of respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE). To raise recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, EMSL has even sponsored an educational video about it that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/7VyvLF5lXEs.
To learn more about this or other indoor air quality (IAQ), occupational, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800)220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 45 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.