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The Holidays Trigger Indoor Allergens & Asthma for Many


California based LA Testing offers allergen and mold testing solutions to protect people across the West Coast.

Los Alamitos, CA

With the holiday season only a short time away many homes across the country are decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths and a host of other holiday ornaments and decorations. For the 20% of Americans who suffer from allergies and the 22 million who are afflicted by asthma the holiday season can be anything but joyous.

For those who suffer from asthma and allergies their afflictions can be triggered by mold and dust from holiday decorations. Artificial trees and wreaths, not to mention all the other holiday decorations are often stored in locations that allow them to accumulate dust, which can become aerosolized. Real trees and decorations that have been wet may be bearing mold. Both dust and mold are well known triggers for people suffering from asthma and allergies.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population is sensitive to mold. Mold spores can also cause countless allergic reactions, asthma attacks, sinus infections and a host of other health problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that exposure to mold is a known asthma trigger for many who suffer from the condition.

LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading provider of mold and allergen testing services, has laboratories ready to respond with affordable and rapid sample analysis if occupants in your home are suffering from allergies or asthma. “Few people think of the holidays as a time to be concerned about how indoor air quality issues can trigger allergies and asthma attacks,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical. “Preventing the problems is the best course of action and quick and affordable testing solutions can provide answers to concerned homeowners.”

To learn more about allergen, mold or other indoor air quality testing services please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794.

About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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