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Ozone Testing Protects People and the Environment


EMSL Analytical provides complete ozone testing services to shield people from unnecessary exposure and to help manufacturers test products and equipment.

Cinnaminson, NJ

Ozone consisting of three oxygen atoms and is beneficial in the upper atmosphere due to its ability to protect the planet from harmful radiation. However, tropospheric ozone, also known as low level ozone, is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a pollutant that causes respiratory problems for both humans and animals.

In populated areas, ozone is generated by sunlight reacting with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides in the air. Both industry and vehicle exhaust are major contributors of these ozone generating gases. Ozone is also used in many manufacturing processes and consumer applications.

In May of 2008 the EPA lowered its ozone standard from 80 ppb to 75 ppb, the WHO recommends 51 ppb. High levels of ozone are known to cause respiratory problems and reduce lung function. It is also a trigger for some people who suffer from asthma. Many metropolitan areas across the United States routinely monitor and post information about ozone levels.

EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest environmental and consumer product testing laboratories, provides testing solutions for ozone. “Exposure to elevated levels of ozone can be hazardous to one’s health,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “Utilizing OSHA Method 214 is a common practice for determining ozone concentrations from air samples. With this method, an air sample is collected with a calibrated sampling pump and a two-piece polystyrene cassette containing two nitrite-impregnated glass fiber filters (IGFFs).”

To learn more about ozone, indoor air quality (IAQ) or other testing services please visit, email or call (800) 220-3675.

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