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Indoor Allergen Testing

Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/21/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Identifying Airborne Allergens in the Built Environment
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate exposure to allergens, respiratory irritants and asthma triggers.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 21, 2023

With most people spending up to 90% of their time indoors, what they are exposed to in the air in their homes, schools, and work environments has an impact on their health and well-being. This includes the millions of people that suffer from exposure to airborne allergens.

Allergies can not only affect a person’s quality of life, but each year they cost society billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity; not to mention allergies are responsible for countless missed school days. Some of the more common indoor allergens include mold, pollen, dust mites, cockroaches, latex, and animal dander, saliva, and urine.

People can also experience allergy-like symptoms from exposure to airborne particulates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), smoke, and numerous other substances. Even for those without allergies, exposure to some of these substances can cause respiratory irritation or act as an asthma trigger for some asthmatics.

“There are ways to test the indoor environment for the presence of allergens and other airborne pollutants,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “If found at elevated concentrations, steps can then be taken to mitigate or eliminate exposure. These may include identifying and eliminating sources of indoor mold growth, improving ventilation and air filtration, changes to cleaning protocols – such as switching to the use of a vacuum with HEPA filtration, or one of many other steps that exist that could benefit those suffering from allergies or other respiratory conditions.”

To help those suffering from allergies, EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory testing services for a wide range of airborne allergens, asthma triggers, and respiratory irritants. They also offer sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, and air monitoring instruments. EMSL even sponsored an educational video about airborne allergens that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/-keSftnwYnc

To learn more about indoor air quality testing services, supplies, or products, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. To access IAQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 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, VOCs, 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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