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Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

EMSL Analytical tests for asbestos and other harmful substances in water samples.


EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water.

According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved methods. ELAP evaluates environmental testing laboratories on the quality of analytical data used for regulatory purposes to meet the requirement of the State’s drinking water, wastewater, shellfish, food, and hazardous waste programs. Various state agencies that monitor the environment use the analytical data provided from these ELAP-accredited laboratories.

Asbestos can enter the drinking water supply through various routes including asbestos containing cement pipe, industrial and mining contamination, naturally occurring asbestos, etc.

“EMSL is pleased to be receiving this accreditation from the Minnesota Department of Health ELAP as it reflects the quality of our asbestos laboratories,” states Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL’s Asbestos Division. “ EMSL Analytical has provided asbestos analysis for over 30 years and is fully equipped and accredited to test for the presence of asbestos in air, soil, water, and bulk building materials.”

For more information regarding EMSL’s asbestos services, please call 800-220-367, visit, or email .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food, and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes, and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. They include, but are not limited to AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies.



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