Cinnaminson, NJ, June 1st
This June marks the 6th
National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), an annual effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other partners to educate the public about housing and its impact on health. This year’s theme is “The Power of Partnerships.”
NHHM is coordinated by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) and specifically aims to:
- Increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall principles of a healthy home, especially for low-income populations.
- Encourage residents to take the actions and steps for safe and healthy homes.
“With far more people spending time inside and in their homes over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, there is now more recognition than ever that our homes need to offer a safe and healthy environment,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This means free of lead-based paints and asbestos-containing materials, as well as elevated levels of mold, bacteria, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, particulate matter (PM), and carbon monoxide. Unfortunately, too many homes still have these, and other exposure risks still present inside.”
Providing indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services to assist in healthy indoor environments are the scientists at EMSL Analytical, Inc. With laboratories across the United States and Canada, EMSL offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments, and home inspection tools.
To learn more about EMSL’s IEQ testing services and products for a healthy home, 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 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-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC 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.