Northeast Flood Victims May Face A Variety Of Environmental Contaminants When Returning To Property

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Source: EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Mold and Bacteria Testing Labs Help IAQ and Environmental Professionals

March 16, 2011 -- Powerful rainstorms have recently hit the northeast and caused a variety of flooding in several areas of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Northern

New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, many of these property owners will face environmental contaminations when returning.

Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined belongings and soaked building materials.  These flooded properties not only have to deal with water damage issues and subsequent mold growth, but also environmental concerns since the flood waters may contain sewage, bacteria, asbestos and chemical contaminants. 

EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of environmental testing services, has over 39 locations across North America on standby to help get affected residents back into their homes and businesses by providing laboratory testing services.  EMSL operates several testing labs across the northeast in Woburn, MA, Wallingford, CT, Plymouth Meeting, PA, New York, NY, Carle Place NY, Piscataway, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ.

“It’s important that people do not risk their health as they return to their properties,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical.   “As the cleanup process begins mold contaminants that have begun to grow in the properties and any microbial or chemical contaminants that entered the structures with the flood waters could cause health problems.  EMSL can help by providing testing equipment and analysis for mold, bacteria, asbestos, mycotoxins, endotoxins, sewage contamination indicator organisms and all types of chemical contaminants.  It is important that properties with these pathogens or chemical contaminants be properly remediated.  Otherwise future building occupants could be impacted by everything from allergies and infectious diseases to exposure to cancer causing chemicals”

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the 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.  Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations.

About EMSL Products Division

The EMSL Products Division has more than 40 years of technical experience and IAQ Product knowledge in the IAQ Industry.  EMSL is an authorized distributor for manufacturers of air sampling pumps, equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment.  To contact EMSLs Product Division. Email Products@EMSL.com or call 1-888-958-8170 East Coast, 1-866-798-1089 West Coast.

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