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Your Spring Allergies may not Just be Related to High Pollen Counts


EMSL Analytical provides affordable allergen testing solutions to help people identify problems in their homes, schools and offices.

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It has been reported that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions. Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their list of the top ten cities for spring allergies. This year Knoxville, Tennessee was listed as the worst city for spring allergies.

As the weather continues to warm, signs of spring are all around. Flowers are blooming on trees, shrubs and all types of plants are releasing large amounts of pollen into the air. This pollen impacts millions of Americans who suffer from allergies. Perhaps the most common symptom of chronic allergies is rhinitis, also known as hay fever. It causes an itchy, runny nose, congestion and sneezing.

People’s allergies may not be solely caused by high pollen counts. Airborne allergens in homes, schools and offices are one of the most common causes for allergic reactions. Many Americans spend up to 90% of their day in indoor environments so it’s essential to examine the air in these environments to identify what could be causing chronic allergic problems. Some of the most prevalent airborne triggers include:

• Mold & Bacteria
• Pollen
• Dust Mites & Pet Dander
• Bugs & Rodents
• VOCs and Formaldehyde
• Smoke & Particulates

Many of these allergens can also trigger asthmatic attacks, asthma affects up to 7% of the entire population. Asthma attacks cause an inflammation of the lungs and airways leading to difficulty in breathing and sometimes even death.

EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest allergen and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing laboratories, has extensive experience analyzing indoor environments for allergens. “Just because it is spring doesn’t mean the cause of your sniffles is due to pollen,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing for EMSL Analytical. “There are simple tests that can be performed to make sure indoor environments do not have elevated levels of allergens. Eliminating the source of allergens in indoor environments can make a huge difference in the quality of life for people who suffer from allergies or asthma,” Frasca continued.

EMSL has cosponsored a public outreach video to educate people about allergens in the home. It can be viewed at:

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

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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