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Texas Homeowners should insist IAQ Consultants utilize TX DOH Licensed Mold Laboratories


Mold has been a prominent issue in residential and commercial buildings across the state of Texas for many years. In fact a home in Texas in the late 90s that was featured on the television program 60 Minutes is even created by some for dramatically increasing public awareness of indoor air quality (IAQ) issues related to mold contamination.

As mold problems came to light across the country and Texas, the state quickly had some of the highest levels of mold testing and remediation services occurring across the country. In response to the increase in mold related work the Texas Department of Health (TX DOH) began offering licensing to laboratories involved with analyzing mold samples to help ensure quality.

The stamp of approval from the Texas Department of Health is an important issue that all Texas property owners should be aware of and demand that any IAQ professionals they hire utilize a TX DOH licensed laboratory. Property owners should also be aware that many IAQ professionals in Texas are also regulated under the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules that went into effect in 2004. There was a temporary suspension of these requirements after Hurricane Ike that has since expired as of early November.

EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services across the nation, has TX DOH licensed laboratories in Houston, Texas and Westmont, New Jersey. Both laboratories also have the prestigious EMLAP accreditation from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

“When a Texas property owner is faced with mold problems in their home that will require testing they need to be aware of the TX DOH license,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of EMSL Analytical, Inc. “It is important they ask their IAQ professional to use a laboratory that has gone through the demanding licensing process from the TX DOH to ensure the highest quality laboratory results,” Frasca went on to report.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, food, and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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