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  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EMSL Analytical Launches MysteryOdor.com

    This month, a new online resource for the people dealing with mystery and nuisance odors became available. EMSL Analytical, Inc., one the North America’s largest air quality testing laboratories, is pleased to announce the launch of MysteryOdor.com. Mystery odors in an indoor environment can cause everything from a nuisance to health concerns for building occupants. These ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCBTestingLab.com Launched by EMSL Analytical

    Polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly known as PCBs, are man-made toxic chemicals that persist in the environment and can bioaccumulate in living organisms. PCBs were manufactured in the United States up until the late 1970s when their manufacture was banned due to health and environmental concerns. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have shown that PCBs ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical Launches AllergenTesting.com

    This month, a new online resource for the millions of people who suffer from indoor allergens is now available. EMSL Analytical, Inc., one the North America’s largest indoor allergen testing laboratories, is pleased to announce the launch of AllergenTesting.com. Allergens in homes, schools and places of business impact tens of millions of people each year. According to published medical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Several top EMSL analytical scientists present at the 2009 Indoor Air Expo

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services and products, had several scientists present at last week’s 2009 Indoor Air Expo. This year’s event was a combined gathering for the 12th Annual Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Conference and the 41st Annual Conference of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).This dedicated indoor air quality ...


  • Connecticut School Closed Due to Unsafe Air Quality

    Test results show an unsafe level of toxins in the air at Columbus School in Bridgeport, CT, stated the school superintendent John Ramos. He will send Columbus’ students to other schools in the district to avoid exposing them to the hazardous chemicals. The school recently discovered that its window caulking was made with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which are carcinogens ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Northeast Analytical, Inc. (NEA)

     Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Northeast Analytical, Inc., located in Schenectady, NY. NEA is an environmental testing laboratory originally specializing in high resolution PCB analysis.  For the past two decades, NEA has built a distinguished national reputation for uncompromising data quality, service and ...


    By Pace Analytical

  • How important is school indoor air quality?

    Indoor air quality issues in schools across the West Coast have gotten increased attention as the school year has begun. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bulletin (EPA 402-f-00-009), “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest ...


  • IAQ professionals join EMSL Analytical

    Industry veterans Ben Sublasky and Randy Cavadini are now utilizing their expertise at EMSL’s Phoenix laboratory. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services and products, is proud to announce the addition of two well known environmental professionals to their team. Ben Sublasky officially joined the company as the National Director of Client Services and ...


  • AquaticMicrobiologyLab.com Launched by EMSL Analytical, Inc.

    The study of aquatic microbiology involves understanding microorganisms in aquatic environments. These microorganisms can play an important role in both purifying and polluting water systems. This month, a new online resource for people involved with testing water sources for various microbes and other water conditions has become available. EMSL Analytical, Inc., one ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Prism Analytical Technologies, Developer of Home Air Check™, Offers Air Test to Determine Presence of Tobacco Smoke in Indoor Environments

    Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., a leading U.S. consultative air testing laboratory devoted to the chemical identification and analysis of air contaminants, announced today that it has developed an air test to predict the usage of tobacco smoke in indoor environments. Prism’s Tobacco Smoke Check™ test looks for specific chemical compounds known to be present in ...

  • Video borescopes help indoor air quality and building professionals survey properties

    Borescopes are optical devices that have a flexible or rigid tube with an objective lens at one side connected by a relay optical system to an eyepiece or video screen. They have a long tradition as a useful tool for building and IAQ investigations. As technologies have improved the instruments have dramatically increased in quality and capabilities. EMSL Analytical, a major product supplier and ...


  • Columbia Analytical pursues DoD ELAP approval

    Columbia Analytical’s Kelso laboratory is the first lab in the nation to have its assessment results submitted to the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). Laboratories which seek to perform new testing projects for DoD environmental restoration programs need the DoD ELAP accreditation by October 1, 2009, according to a memorandum released by the ...


  • EPA Awards Millions to Help Improve the Nation’s Indoor Air Quality

    EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services and products to help ensure building occupants across the country have safe air to breathe. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 4th, 2010 Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Microbiology and Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory Expands Phoenix, AZ Operations

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationwide leader and local provider of indoor air quality, environmental, food and materials testing has recently moved to a new facility located 3356 West Catalina Dr., Phoenix, AZ. Leading environmental and indoor air quality professionals throughout the south-west turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for high quality ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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