Cinnaminson, New Jersey, April 28th
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, a call to action and a set of guiding principles and actions to assist building owners and operators with reducing risks from airborne viruses and other indoor contaminants. The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge highlights a range of recommendations and resources available to assist with improving ventilation and indoor air quality conditions.
According to the EPA announcement:
Infectious diseases like COVID-19 can spread through the inhalation of airborne particles and aerosols. In addition to other layered prevention strategies like vaccination, actions to improve ventilation, filtration and other proven air cleaning strategies can reduce the risk of exposure to particles, aerosols, and other contaminants, and improve indoor air quality and the health of building occupants.
Actions outlined in the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge include:
- Creating a clean indoor air action plan,
- Optimizing fresh air ventilation,
- Enhancing air filtration and cleaning, and
- Conducting community engagement, communication, and education.
“The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge presents options and best practices for building owners and operators,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “A key part of providing optimal indoor conditions is understanding what building occupants are being exposed to every day. At EMSL Analytical, our laboratories offer testing services for air, surface, dust, bulk material, and water samples. We test for mold, bacteria, viruses, lead, asbestos, radon, and many other common exposure risks. EMSL Analytical also provides sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments, building inspection tools, and more to support the EPA’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge.”
To learn more about indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services and products, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800)220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. 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.