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New England's First and Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory

EMSL Analytical, Inc., is New England's first and only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses. The largest network of indoor air quality testing laboratories in the nation, announced its Wallingford, CT laboratory has just received the esteemed AIHA EMLAP Accreditation. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate eleven AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories, seven AIHA ELLAP Accredited lead laboratories, and four AIHA IHLAP accredited laboratories.

EMSL's laboratory in Wallingford, CT provides the following analyses: Asbestos by TEM, PLM and PCM analysis of air, bulk, water, soil, dust and wipe samples. Microbiological analyses of culturable air samples (Andersen, SAS, BioCassette etc.), Spore Traps (Micro 5, Cyclex, CyclexD, Bio-Cell, BioAire, Air-O-Cell, Allergenco, Burkard and BioSIS slides), tape lift, bulk, swab and water samples. Lead analysis by flame atomic absorption will be available in the near future.

"Our laboratory in Wallingford, CT allows existing clients, IAQ and environmental professionals access New England's first and only AIHA EMLAP accredited laboratory. New England has been asking for an AIHA EMLAP accredited microbiological testing laboratory and EMSL has delivered", states Joe Frasca, Vice President of EMSL Analytical, Inc. "In additon, our company website allows industry professionals access to free resources such as: sampling guides, sampling supplies, industry glossaries, free fungal CD's, free fungal posters, free fungal screen savers, free planning guides and our new high quality photo gallery offering hi-res microbial, asbestos and forensic / materials characterization images."

When a laboratory is EMLAP Accredited by AIHA, its clients have assurance that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) program, facilities, quality assurance, records, analytical methods, and laboratory operation procedures (SOPs). Additionally, AIHA accreditation insures that the laboratory is compliant with ISO 17025 policies and procedures.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. currently services 7,000 clients internationally. They operate 24 laboratories throughout the nation with full analytical services, including environmental microbiology (mold, bacteria, legionella, coliforms, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins), DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR), asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, materials, forensic, failure, and mechanical testing. EMSL specializes in rapid turnaround with results in as little as 3 hours. In addition to laboratory services, the firm provides free industrial hygiene sampling workshops and free IAQ / Mold sampling workshops at various locations throughout the country.

EMSL Analytical currently holds accreditations with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the AIHA Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP), the AIHA Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), the New York Department of Health (NYDOH), TX DOH, CA E-LAP and various other state, federal and private accrediting bodies. The labs are also successful participants in AIHA's Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), and the Environmental Mold Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) programs. It maintains a rigorous in-house QA/QC program to ensure our clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.

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