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IEQ Testing Laboratory

Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/10/2019
Author Paul Cochrane
Title 2019 National Healthy Homes Month Focuses Attention on the Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate potential exposure risks.

Cinnaminson, NJ,  June 10th , 2019

In June of 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inaugurated the first National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). This annual month-long celebration continues to offer an opportunity to learn about housing and build awareness of its impact on the health of individuals and the general public.

With many people spending up to 90% of their time indoors, and perhaps half or more of the day in their home, living in a residence that provides a safe and healthy environment is a key component to people’s well-being. In support of this effort, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) have developed a guide called A Healthy Home for Everyone. Its purpose is to offer information about the connection between housing and health. The document provides some valuable facts, figures and tips for homeowners and tenants, including that many homes have unhealthy conditions. For example, it reports that:
 
  • 1 in 16 homes have high radon levels
  • 1 in 10 homes have water leaks
  • 1 in 6 homes have structural problems
  • 1 in 4 homes have lead-based paint
  • 1 in 4 homes do not have a working smoke alarm


The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc. are one of the leading proponents of National Healthy Homes Month. With 45 laboratories and service centers across the United States and Canada, EMSL offers a wide range of air and IEQ testing services for everything from mold, bacteria, allergens and particulate matter to lead, asbestos, radon and more. They offer all of the sampling supplies necessary and carry a wide range of air monitoring instruments. EMSL even carries an assortment of easy-to-use test kits to identify many of the most common indoor environmental quality concerns.

To share information on this topic in support of National Healthy Homes Month, EMSL recently sponsored an educational video about the CDC’s A Healthy Home for Everyone guide. It can be seen at: https://youtu.be/PzXgPPlE1Jk.

To learn more about indoor environmental quality testing services or monitoring instruments, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. To access IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.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.

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