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Category Press Release
Publish Date 7/21/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Summer Allergies and Exposure to Airborne Allergens in the Built Environment
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides environmental 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, July 21, 2023

While many people associate allergies with spring, they can be a problem for some people any time of the year, including the summer months. Outdoor culprits, like pollen, are a common cause of summer allergies. Depending on where one lives, they may be exposed to a variety of different pollens. Generally speaking, trees pollinate during spring, but grasses and weeds can cause pollen allergies throughout the summer months.

High levels of airborne mold are another frequent occurrence during the summer months. Outdoors, warm and moist conditions can be conducive for elevated mold spore counts. This can be an issue for people working or enjoying the outdoors. These same spores can also make their way indoors through open doors and windows, and even on people’s clothes and hair.   

“For many allergy sufferers, especially for those with year-round allergies, indoor allergens may be the culprit,” said Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “For example, mold will quickly begin to grow on many building materials, furnishings and personal belongings when moisture is present due to water damage or elevated humidity levels. Pet allergens and dust mites are another common indoor allergen during the summer months.”

EMSL Analytical, with laboratories across North America, offers environmental testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of allergens, respiratory irritants and asthma triggers. If elevated levels are detected, steps can then be taken to mitigate or eliminate exposure. EMSL also recently sponsored an educational video about summer allergies and indoor air quality that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/WLHrIQS_ooA 

To learn more about allergens and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services and resources, 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 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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