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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/30/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Hay Fever and Identifying Pollen and Other Airborne Allergens in Homes and Buildings
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify respiratory allergens, irritants and asthma triggers.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 30, 2024

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal airways that can occur when an environmental allergen, such as pollen or mold, is inhaled by an individual with a sensitized immune system. This type of allergic rhinitis is often referred to as hay fever.

Since hay fever often involves an allergic reaction to pollen, the amount of pollen in the air will affect whether symptoms develop or not for many people. The types of pollen that cause hay fever vary depending on the individual and may include tree, grass and ragweed pollen. This same pollen can also aggravate other respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

“Exposure to pollen for sensitive individuals, both outdoors and indoors, can result in increased absenteeism, lower worker productivity, medical expenses and a reduced quality of life,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Fortunately, there are steps people can take to prevent or mitigate their hay fever symptoms in addition to medical treatment. This may include avoiding the outdoors during pollen season; testing the indoors for elevated levels of pollen and additional common allergens, such as mold, dust mites, animal dander and other contaminants; and utilizing air filtration.”

With laboratories across North America, EMSL Analytical specializes in providing comprehensive air and indoor environmental quality testing services to identify environmental allergens, asthma triggers and respiratory irritants. They also offer sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and air monitoring instruments. EMSL has even sponsored an educational video about hay fever, pollen allergies and indoor air quality that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/nnzsMSWpBtI 

To learn more about environmental allergen, asthma trigger and respiratory irritant testing services and resources, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. To access environmental 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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