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New York City Requires Cooling Towers to be Tested and Inspected for Legionella

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

All attention has been focused on the ongoing Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in South Bronx, New York. As of August 10th, there have been 12 deaths and over 100 hospitalizations. On August 6th, Mayor deBlasio of New York City announced that every cooling tower must be tested and inspected for Legionella. Estimates now indicate that there are at least 2,500 cooling towers in New York City.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. has seven CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories in the United States and Canada. The laboratories are located in Cinnaminson, NJ, New York, NY, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, San Leandro, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Toronto, Canada. 

“EMSL has the capability and manpower to handle large amounts of Legionella testing that result from outbreaks,” said Diane Miskowski, MPH, Legionella Program Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “We also offer Sequence Based Typing (SBT) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) allowing our clients to protect themselves against unwarranted liability as well as assisting city and state health departments with the analysis needed to successfully perform a complete epidemiological investigation. EMSL’s Cinnaminson, New Jersey laboratory performs the SBT and NGS testing.” 

For more information on Legionella testing services and products provided by EMSL Analytical, please call 1-800-220-3675 extension 2528, email or visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality environmental, indoor air quality 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 agencies.  


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