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Clarification of Previous Press Release: SanAir Announces Capability To ID & Evaluate Harmful Fire-Related Particulates in HVAC Systems


RICHMOND, Va., April 28, 2012 -- SanAir Technologies Laboratory, a Virginia-based national environmental testing company, announced Thursday that it has the capability to identify and evaluate potentially hazardous fire-related particulates in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The Company is one of several nationally to meet an industry-wide standard known as “ISEO/RIA Standard 6001.” SanAir’s earlier release inaccurately stated that it was the first in Virginia and one of the first nationally to identify and evaluate post-fire particulates in HVAC equipment; and that it was alone in offering “IESO/RIA standard 6001 and ASTM methods for carbon black and soot.”
Also, the new industry standard was created by the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization and the Restoration Industry Association. IESO is a subsidiary of the Indoor Air Quality Association, while the Restoration Industry Association is an international trade association for the cleaning and restoration industry founded nearly 70 years ago. It is not an “affiliate” of IAQA, as stated in the earlier release.
About the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization and the Indoor Air Quality Association
The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of consensus-based standards that provide solutions for healthy indoor environments. IESO is accredited as a standards development organization by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). IESO was founded in 2002 and maintains its national headquarters in Rockville, MD. IESO is a wholly owned subsidiary of the non-profit Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc.
About the Restoration Industry Association
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has member firms worldwide. RIA provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration through certification, training and standards development. More information is available on the RIA website:
About SanAir
Established in 2003, SanAir is based in Oakbridge Industrial Park in Powhatan County, Virginia near the new Watkins Center development, a major component in Richmond’s rapid multi-use business growth. It is a full-service national laboratory offering analytical and consulting services specialized in asbestos, bacterial detection and identification, environmental microbiology, environmental lead & metals, Legionella, and materials testing.
Editorial Contact:
Sean McGlynn – 1-804-897-1177
SanAir Technologies Laboratory
1551 Oakbridge Dr., Suite B, Powhatan, VA 23139


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