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TOP ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING LABORATORY LAUNCHES ALLERGENTESTING.COM PORTAL FOR ALLERGEN SUFFERERS Virtual Information Empowers Consumers with Dynamic eTools SAN MATEO, CA – August 12, 2004 - EMSL Analytical, the largest network of accredited environmental testing laboratories in the nation, announced it has launched a new website AllergenTesting.com for people who want to test for potential allergens in their homes or businesses. AllergenTesting.com offers a wealth of dynamic electronic tools (eTools) that empower consumers by allowing them access to essential information ranging from local allergen information and statistics, facts about specific household allergens, to ordering a variety of allergen test kits, and offering guidelines on how to interpret their analytical results. "There is growing concern about the potential health hazards caused by indoor allergens," states Leslie Boggs, National Director of Marketing & Public Relations for EMSL. "and we want to empower consumers by providing all the tools needed to help them improve the quality of their lives, and their loved ones." Most people with allergies think of their home as a haven where they can escape their allergies. Unfortunately, houses and apartment buildings harbor their own allergens. The inside of your home actually traps allergens, making them impossible to avoid. Allergic disease affects one out of six Americans, and costs millions of dollars in medications, physician services and missed days from school and work. "EMSL''s assurance of analytical excellence, coupled with our deep commitment to continually provide valuable information on important issues and concerns, positions us as a valuable resource for the public." Leslie Boggs said in closing. About EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL Analytical operates 23 laboratories throughout the nation with full-service analytical services including mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins, DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, forensic, failure, materials, and mechanical testing services. EMSL Analytical currently holds accreditation''s 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], Texas Department of Health [TXDOH] and various other state, federal and private accrediting bodies. The laboratory is also a successful participant 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 its clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.