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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Allergy Sufferers

EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify indoor allergens to help those who suffer from winter allergies.

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With the first day of winter taking place later this month, people in many parts of North America have been spending more time indoors as cold or freezing weather takes hold. Unfortunately, during this time of year, indoor allergies can be a significant issue for many allergy sufferers.

Although indoor allergies are sometimes confused with the common cold, if the condition lasts for more than 10 days, the cause is likely due to allergies and not a cold. Winter allergy sufferers may feel tired and experience itchy eyes and throat, along with watery and clear nasal secretions that may last for weeks or more, but can also be sporadic. Those who have instead caught a common winter cold usually develop body aches, fever, chills and discolored nasal secretions that are usually gone within a week.

“In most areas, homes and buildings have their windows shut and the heating system turned on during the chilly winter months,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Without adequate fresh air, indoor conditions can begin to accumulate a number of common indoor allergens. In some cases, the building’s HVAC system will spread these allergens from room to room or in multi-tenant situations, from unit to unit.” 

EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions to identify common indoor allergens to help allergy sufferers so they can take steps to mitigate or eliminate their exposures to various allergens. Their laboratory experts have facilities across the United States and Canada that offer environmental allergen testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits. These services can identify everything from mold to allergens associated with dogs, cats, rats, mice, dust mites, cockroaches and latex. EMSL has even sponsored an educational video about winter allergies and indoor air quality (IAQ) that can be seen at: h  

To learn more about indoor allergen or other air quality and environmental testing services, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email . To view the complete line of indoor environmental test kits, visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 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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