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  • 61 International Studies Link Moldy Homes to Asthma & Allergies

    Last week, Reuters Health reported on the link between homes with visible mold and children’s asthma and allergies.  The article, “Moldy home tied to kids’ asthma, allergies” reported that “Researchers found that across 61 international studies since the 1990s, children living in water-damaged, moldy homes were more likely to have asthma, wheezing problems or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA’s ERMI Fungal Sampling Technology used as a Predictor of Childhood Asthma

    A study just published online in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology discusses how mold exposure may contribute to the development of childhood asthma.  The study was developed to help determine if mold exposures at an early age will lead to the development of asthma. The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Homes with Children Should be Tested for Mold to Help Prevent Asthma

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2011 A study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows the correlation between mold exposure at a young age and the development of childhood asthma.  The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age”, followed a high-risk group of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Take action this summer to reduce exposure to asthma triggers

    Summer heat is here, and that means it is more important than ever for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments to pay close attention to the air quality where they live. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour. During the summer when ozone levels rise, the number of people with asthma related symptoms admitted to hospitals and emergency rooms ...

  • Take action on hot summer days to reduce asthma attacks

    Summer is here and the hot weather can cause ozone levels to rise, making the air unhealthy to breathe, especially for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments. On days like today and throughout the hot summer months, it’s important to pay close attention to air quality. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour, and can have a serious affect on ...

  • Take action this summer to reduce exposure to asthma triggers

    Summer heat is here, and that means it is more important than ever for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments to pay close attention to the air quality where they live. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour. During the summer when ozone levels rise, the number of people with asthma related symptoms admitted to hospitals and emergency rooms ...

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • EPA Promotes Asthma Awareness Month

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region is joining other public and private agencies across the United States in observing May 7th as World Asthma Day by raising awareness to this growing epidemic. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects approximately seven million children aged 0-17 in the U.S. The exact cause of asthma is unknown and ...

  • Take actions this summer to reduce exposures to asthma triggers (PA)

    Now that the summer heat is here it’s a good time to pay attention to your local air quality. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour and it can affect how you live and breathe. When the summer heat builds, ground-level ozone levels increase - - and ground-level ozone, often called smog, is a contributor to the onset or the exacerbation of an asthma ...

  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA helps build awareness around asthma / asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the U.S.

    To kick off Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is commemorating World Asthma Day by bringing awareness to a growing nationwide problem. Asthma has consistently increased over the past decade with more than 4 million additional cases reported, including nearly 1 million additional cases reported in children. One out of every 10 school aged children is affected ...

  • 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.

  • EPA helps people take control of their asthma

    Local air quality affects how you live and breathe. Like the weather, it can change from day to day or even hour to hour. Add pollutants in the indoor air of people’s homes and workplaces, and you have conditions that can be extremely serious for people with respiratory diseases such as asthma. Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the health of ...

  • EPA and Buffalo Community Foundation Team Up to Prevent Asthma Attacks Results of $55,000 EPA Asthma Education Grant Highlighted

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator, Judith A. Enck joined representatives of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and a Buffalo family to highlight the organization’s successful efforts to reduce indoor air pollution that can trigger asthma attacks. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is utilizing a $54,840 grant from EPA to conduct an asthma ...

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