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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Identifying Exposure Risks to Asthma Triggers, Allergens, and Respiratory Irritants

EMSL Analytical, the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratory, offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, and air monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants.

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May is recognized as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and May 5th is World Asthma Day. This month is dedicated to asthma control and education to increase awareness about the disease and ways to mitigate exposure risks to asthma triggers, allergens, and respiratory irritants. These are important efforts as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases and 1 in 13 Americans (more than 25 million) live with the disease.

Asthma affects the lungs and causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. For those with asthma, avoiding exposure to triggers in the environment is one of the key ways to manage the disease.

“A number of common allergens can act as asthma triggers for people with the condition,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “While they vary from person to person, some of the most common ones include tobacco smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, chemical irritants, cockroaches, cats, dogs, mold, nitrogen dioxide, and smoke from burning wood or grass. Therefore, identifying the presence of these in an asthmatic’s home, school, or work environment can be a significant help in controlling and mitigating asthma attacks.”

North America’s leading environmental asthma trigger, allergen, and respiratory irritant testing provider is EMSL Analytical, Inc. With laboratories across the United States and Canada, EMSL specializes in providing comprehensive air and indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, and air monitoring instruments.

To learn more about environmental asthma trigger, allergen, and respiratory irritant testing services, supplies or products, please visit, email , or call (800) 220-3675. To access IEQ test kits, visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories 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-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC 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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