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Returning Teachers and Students in California and Surrounding States Facing Increasing Mold Problems


EMSL Analytical and LA Testing offer testing solutions and educational information to help school districts.

Westmont, NJ, September 22nd, 2009

As teachers and children across the country head back to school an increasing number of them are discovering problems at their local schools. The problem of mold contamination in schools is not a new phenomenon, but it appears to be growing in frequency across many states and in most parts of the country.

Just last month it was reported that Hearst Elementary School in Pleasanton, California had to delay the start of school year after mold was found in 12 classrooms. In Arizona mold was found in an elementary school in the Higley Unified School District and earlier this summer it was found at the Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School in Mesa.

As budgets for aging schools get tighter some maintenance projects are postponed or delayed indefinitely. Issues such as water infiltration, faulty plumbing and HVAC failures can all lead to potential indoor air quality problems involving mold and other contaminants.

EMSL Analytical, one of the largest indoor air quality (IAQ) testing laboratory networks, has been involved with IAQ testing since 1981 and has made a significant investment in educating school districts and parents about the dangers of mold. The company provides free information about mold and other contaminants that can be found in school buildings. The educational tools include posters, articles, brochures, fungal facts, a fungal photo gallery and even a complimentary fungal CD can be found in the ‘Resources’ section of

“Educating school districts about microbial contaminants is the first step in helping to solve this widespread problem,” reported Joe Frasca, Executive Vice President for EMSL Analytical. “EMSL Analytical has made a tremendous amount of resources available to schools and parents to help them better understand the dangers of mold exposure,” Frasca continued.

To learn more about IAQ testing or other testing services please contact EMSL Analytical at (800) 220-3675, visit and or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and industrial hygiene 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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