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How Indoor Air Quality Can Impact the Well-Being of Building Occupants

EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify indoor pollutants from all types of buildings.

Cinnsminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

A few months ago, USA Today published an article that asked if people’s homes or offices were affecting their health. The importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and minimizing indoor pollution were two key points of the column.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and that air quality has a major impact on people’s health and well-being. Accordingly, the article identifies the importance of minimizing indoor pollutants in home and work environments to increase better health. It also notes from a business standpoint that maintaining unpolluted indoor air can increase productivity and decrease sick days in the workplace. 

“Under normal conditions, the EPA reports that concentrations of some indoor pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor concentrations,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “There are so many different chemical and microbial pollutants that people can be exposed to at elevated concentrations and not even realize they could be causing short or long-term concerns.”

Helping to identify IAQ pollutants are the trained laboratory experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL offers air testing for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemical compounds, mold, bacteria, airborne allergens and irritants, asbestos, lead, radon, vapor intrusion and other services. They also provide all of the sampling supplies necessary, have easy-to-use test kits, and offer a wide range of real-time air monitoring and data logging instruments. They have even sponsored an educational video about air quality in homes and its potential impact on a family’s health. The video can be seen at:

To learn more about indoor air quality or other 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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