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Category Press Release
Publish Date 10/6/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month and Resources to Identify Airborne Pollutants
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of chemical, microbial and radiological exposure concerns.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 6, 2023

Each year, October is celebrated as National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. For many people, a comfortable temperature and relative humidity, good ventilation and a lack of unpleasant odors comes to mind when thinking about indoor air quality (IAQ).

 

It is also important to control exposure to airborne pollutants to help reduce the risk of health concerns. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that the health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or possibly years later. According to the agency, these health effects could include:

  • Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat
  • Headaches, dizziness and fatigue
  • Respiratory diseases, heart disease and even cancer

 

Common IAQ pollutants include mold, pollen, particulate matter, animal dander, bacteria, viruses, radon, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, lead, asbestos, carbon monoxide and combustion gases, and tobacco and marijuana smoke to name just a few.

 

“With most of us spending the majority of our time indoors, National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month is an important reminder that the air we are exposed to in our homes, schools and businesses can have a significant impact on our comfort, productivity and health,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “At EMSL Analytical, we support the efforts of National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. With laboratories across North America, EMSL offers testing services for a wide range of microbial, chemical and radiological exposure risks. We also provide sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools and air monitoring instruments to help optimize indoor conditions.”

 

EMSL sponsored an educational video about National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month last year that can still be seen at: https://youtu.be/RbLmbmixmOU

 

To learn more about indoor air quality, infection control and industrial hygiene laboratory services and supplies, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. To access indoor environmental quality 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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