EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, announced today that their Toronto, Ontario laboratory has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for mold and lead testing. The news has already spread quickly with indoor air quality and environmental professionals who previously had limited choices for accredited laboratory facilities.
Molds live in soil, on plants and on dead or decaying matter. They produce tiny spores to reproduce, just as some plants produce seeds. These mold spores can be found in both indoor and outdoor air, and settled on indoor and outdoor surfaces. When mold spores land on a damp spot, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Since molds gradually destroy the things they grow on, you can prevent damage to building materials and furnishings and save money by eliminating mold growth.
Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. In late 1991, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services called lead the 'number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States.' There are many ways in which humans are exposed to lead: through air, drinking water, food, contaminated soil, deteriorating paint, and dust. Airborne lead enters the body when an individual breathes or swallows lead particles or dust once it has settled. Before it was known how harmful lead could be, it was used in paint, gasoline, water pipes, and many other products.
“EMSL is pleased to be receiving this recognition from A2LA,” reported Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “Canadian air quality professionals have come to rely on EMSL's Canada laboratory for access to the high quality mold, asbestos and lead testing,” Frasca went on to report.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading testing laboratories with over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microbiology, radon, food and materials testing services to 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 EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of sampling products, IAQ investigative equipment, thermal imaging cameras, and more. Please visit the website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of lab accreditations, products catalog, sampling guides, and training events.