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National Healthy Schools Day and the Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify indoor environmental quality issues.

Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

For the past 15 years, National Healthy Schools Day has been promoted to raise awareness of indoor air and environmental quality in the nation’s schools. The day of recognition is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in partnership with dozens of agencies and organizations.

Both public and private schools often face challenges when it comes to providing a healthy learning environment for their students. Limited operating budgets can mean that maintenance and preventive maintenance issues are not always addressed promptly. This frequently has an impact on both the indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of school buildings.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states, “Evidence from schools and office building studies demonstrate that various environmental conditions are closely associated with the incidence of measurable adverse health effects, and that indoor air quality problems can result in increased absences because of respiratory infections, allergic diseases from biological contaminants or adverse reactions to chemicals used in the building.”

“Not only do students need access to text books, computers and inspiring teachers, but they also need a healthy environment in which to learn,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Exposure to chemicals, mold, bacteria, particulates and other substances can have a direct negative impact on their ability to learn. A healthy indoor environment is a key component in a student’s ability to excel.”

EMSL Analytical, Inc. supports the efforts of raising awareness of National Healthy Schools Day and other endeavors by private and governmental agencies to improve the indoor environment of the nation’s schools. EMSL is also a leading provider of both IAQ and IEQ testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments for schools and other building environments.

To learn more about EMSL’s IAQ and IEQ testing services and monitoring equipment, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email . To access indoor environmental quality test kits, please visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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