Seattle, WA, June 28th
Last month, a Washington news station published a story about how over 50 family members from an air base were filing a lawsuit against a company that provides on base military housing. According to the report, the lawsuit alleges the company did not remediate “microbial and mycological contaminants” and that people living in the housing became ill.
Over the last several years there have been several lawsuits filed against private military housing providers from across the country due to mold and moisture complaints. Unfortunately, mold can grow on virtually any organic substance if enough moisture is present and most homes and buildings are full of organic materials. These may include building materials, household furnishings, and personal belongings. Therefore, responding to indoor moisture problems in a timely manner is so important.
“Exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause allergies and trigger an asthma attack in some people with the condition,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Even for those who are not allergic, high levels of mold in the air can act as a respiratory irritant. For anyone with a weakened immune system, exposure to some types of fungi associated with water damaged buildings, such as Aspergillus
, could even result in an infection in rare cases.”
Offering laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, and building inspection tools to help property managers, owners, and tenants identify mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues are the laboratory specialists at EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL has testing facilities across the United States and Canada ready to provide assistance in these types of cases.
To learn more about mold or other indoor environmental quality testing services and building inspection tools, 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.