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Connecticut mold testing lab warns of potential contamination from flooding


Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Connecticut this past weekend. A flood watch remained in effect for Rhode Island, central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, including New London and Windham counties until this morning.

Many people have been evacuated from homes and businesses in some areas due to the flooding. Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined belongings and soaked building materials. These flooded properties not only have to deal with water damage issues and subsequent mold growth, but also environmental concerns since the flood waters may contain sewage, bacteria and chemical contaminants.

EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of environmental testing services, has over 39 locations across North America on standby to help get affected residents back into their homes and businesses.

“It’s important that people do not risk their health as they return to their properties,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “As the cleanup process begins mold contaminants that have begun to grow in the properties and any microbial or chemical contaminants that entered the structures with the flood waters could cause health problems. EMSL can help by providing testing equipment and analysis for mold, bacteria, mycotoxins, endotoxins, sewage contamination indicator organisms and all types of chemical contaminants. It is important that properties with these pathogens or chemical contaminants be properly remediated. Otherwise future building occupants could be impacted by everything from allergies and infectious diseases to exposure to cancer causing chemicals”

To learn more about IAQ or other environmental testing services please visit, email or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microbiology, radon, food and materials testing services to 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 EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.

About EMSL Products Division
The EMSL Products Division has more than 40 years of technical experience and IAQ Product knowledge in the IAQ Industry. EMSL is an authorized distributor for Manufactures of air sampling pumps, IAQ equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. To contact EMSLs Product Division, email or call 1-888-958-8170 East Coast, 1-866-798-1089 West Coast.


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