Mold Testing News

  • Is it Necessary to Test for Mold Indoors?

    This is a great question because the answer has been changing over the years, and that, I think, to the better!  Traditionally, the position has been taken that mold testing is unnecessary so that if you see mold you just clean it up, no questions asked.  That’s quick and simple but could be problematic for a variety of ...

  • Indoor Mold Contamination Following a Natural Disaster Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production shares information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about indoor mold contamination following water damage from a natural disaster.  “Floods, hurricanes and even tornadoes often result in property ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Chicago Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Illinois Through Patent-Pending Lab Report

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, has helped mold testing clients in the state of Illinois for more than two years through MoldRANGE Local Climate report. The enhanced versions of the patent-pending reports are available for EMLab P&K’s clients who perform mold sampling in the state of Illinois. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Virginia Mold Testing Lab Celebrates 13 Years Serving DC, Maryland & Virginia

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, marks thirteen years of serving communities throughout Virginia and the surrounding states with extensive mold analysis. The Fairfax lab has also recently expanded its staff to accommodate the growing analytical capacity, in order to further support Virginia’s mold testing ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern

    A common fungal pathogen can cause a potentially life-threatening condition known as aspergillosis. The culprit is a number of different species of Aspergillus, a fungus that can be found in the outdoor environment and is also frequently found in buildings that have suffered high humidity levels or water damage that has resulted in mold contamination.  It is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K’s Atlanta Mold Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for mold analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send spore trap samples for mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • St. Lucia Police Traffic Station Battles Mold Contamination and a Termite Infestation

    The island nation of Saint Lucia is perhaps best known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenario, but even buildings in this popular Caribbean destination can encounter mold and termite problems. That is exactly what happened recently when the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Department of Environmental Health were contacted to investigate issues at the Police Traffic ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • EMLab P&K Helps Mold Testing Specialists in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, helps mold testing clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania through MoldRANGE Local Climate report. The enhanced versions of the patent-pending reports are now available for EMLab P&K’s clients who perform mold sampling in New Jersey and ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Homeowners Sue Insurance Company and Remediation Contractors over Water Damage

    Many property owners who are confronted with damage to their home or business trust their insurance company to have their best interests at heart when they have to file an insurance claim.  One couple in Mission Viejo found out the hard way that this is not always the case. According to a report from KABC, the couple’s two-story home suffered damage when water from an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Helps Mold Testing Specialists in New York and Maryland through Patent-Pending Lab Report

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, helps mold testing clients in New York and Maryland through MoldRANGE Local Climate report. The patent-pending report is now available for EMLab P&K’s clients who perform mold sampling in New York and Maryland. The mold lab report provides better insights for outdoor ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Hail Damage to Properties is Common in Many Parts of the United States

    This spring has already witnessed severe storms that have caused widespread flooding, tornadoes and even a tropical storm.  A component of many of these powerful weather systems is the presence of hail that can cause property damage across a wide area. Hail is possible in most thunderstorms.  It can have a diameter of anywhere from 5 millimeters to as large as 15 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Experts Caution Residents of Puerto Rico about the Limitations of Some DIY Mold Test Kits

    Mold growing in homes, schools and businesses can be a problem across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Its presence can cause allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections and trigger asthma in some people.   Some people who may suspect they have a mold problem in their indoor environment may be tempted to purchase a do it yourself (DIY) ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, launched a customizable Fungal Glossary supplement for spore trap reports. Now clients can include information for any fungi from the fungal glossary along with their results of their mold lab report. The fungal glossary supplement makes it easier for clients to send ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Las Vegas, NV Laboratory Now AIHA Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K announced today the accreditation of its mold lab in Las Vegas, Nevada by the American Industrial Hygiene Association®(AIHA) for mold analysis (EMLAP # 208900).Clients are now able to send spore trap samples for mold lab analysis to the Las Vegas location. With this accreditation, all EMLab P&K laboratories and MicroLabs nationwide are AIHA accredited for mold analysis. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • ERMI Test Can Provide Answers for California Residents with Mold Concerns in their Home

    Most people across California recognize that high levels of indoor mold can cause a variety health issues. Exposure to mold can trigger asthma, cause allergies and other respiratory conditions, and even result in infections in some people. When people suspect they may have a mold problem and decide to have a home tested, there are a number of different types of tests and sampling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Launches MoldRANGE Climate Report for Mold Testing in California

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced the launch of the MoldRANGE California Climate report. EMLab P&K is the only mold laboratory that offers a scientifically developed tool to help IAQ professionals with their work by providing better insights for outdoor mold spore levels in California based ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Mold Discovered in New Jersey Primary School

    According to The Upper Township Gazette, mold has been discovered in ceiling tiles throughout Upper Township Primary School in Marmora, NJ. The mold was discovered by the school’s custodial staff and administration during a preliminary inspection to ensure the building was ready for the school year. The mold was found throughout the entire building, but there were large ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Count Triples the Threshold Alert in Midwest

    According to NBC Chicago, an air quality alert has been issued in the Midwest after dangerous levels of mold were detected. Allergists in the area suggest that the high mold level could cause headaches, congestions, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and fatigue in individuals exposed to the air. Reports state that the mold count on Monday August 6th reached 125,000, nearly triple the threshold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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