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KERNERSVILLE, NC/SAN ANTONIO, TX – May 27, 2004 - EMSL Analytical, the largest network of indoor air quality testing laboratories in the nation, announced today an unprecedented achievement for its Kernersville, NC laboratory by receiving AIHA ELLAP Accreditation. In addition, EMSL''s San Antonio, TX laboratory has also received the AIHA EMLAP Accreditation for fungal and bacterial analyses. The Accreditation of these facilities marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate seven AIHA ELLAP Accredited lead laboratories, and seven AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. "The accreditations of these laboratories allow local indoor air quality professionals, environmental consultants, building inspectors, restoration firms, property managers and environmental attorneys access to the largest network of AIHA accredited laboratories in the nation," states Leslie Boggs, Director of Marketing for EMSL. When a laboratory is ELLAP or 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. Recent EMSL AIHA EMLAP Accreditated facilities are its Miami, Florida - New York City - Westmont, New Jersey - and Houston, Texas locations for fungal and bacterial analyses, and its Ann Arbor, Michigan and South Pasadena, California facilities for fungal analyses. About EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL Analytical operates 22 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. In addition to laboratory testing services, the firm provides mold management seminars, free IAQ seminars and free sampling workshops at various locations throughout the country. 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), TX DOH 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.