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Air Quality Sciences, Inc. Achieves Accreditation to Conduct Additional Chemical Emissions Testing for Europe's Preeminent Eco-Labeling Program, Blue Angel

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 General News J E 4
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AQS now authorized to provide chemical emissions testing on an extensive array of products, including upholstered furniture, mattresses, and wooden toys

ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) announced today that it has achieved accreditation from Germany's prestigious Blue Angel eco-labeling program to conduct chemical emissions testing on an array of products across multiple categories. These categories include wood office furniture, upholstery, mattresses, sealants, textile floor coverings, wooden toys, and insulation.

AQS earned this distinction after undergoing a rigorous proficiency verification process to demonstrate its competency, quality management, and scientific integrity. Only four other testing institutes worldwide have done the same for these product categories.

"We are thrilled, once again, to lend our chemical emissions testing expertise to the Blue Angel program to help improve indoor air quality and protect the health of consumers," says Tony Worthan, president of AQS. "While AQS has been authorized to test office equipment emissions for Blue Angel since 2004, the addition of ten new product categories to our repertoire is an extraordinary achievement. We are proud to work with Blue Angel in our mutual pursuit to champion indoor air quality."

Those ten new product categories are

Blue Angel is one of the most respected eco-labeling programs in the world, verifying products' environmental performance and working to minimize their impact on human health. Founded in 1978, it is also the oldest eco-labeling program in the world. For more information, visit www.blauer-engel.de.

About Air Quality Sciences, Inc.

Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) is the leading provider of solutions to create healthier indoor environments by reducing indoor air pollution. Founded in 1989, AQS specializes in indoor air quality testing, building studies and consulting, and product and building certification plan development. The company's state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered and ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratories support chemical emissions testing and building studies for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, amines, sulfur compounds, mold spores, animal, allergens, respirable particles, ozone and a host of other key pollutants. Combined, the AQS leadership team has over 120 years of experience in chemistry, chemical and mechanical engineering, microbiology, public health and industrial hygiene. For more information, visit www.aqs.com.

-- Low-emission Wood Products and Wood-Base Products -- Low-emission Floor Coverings Adhesive and Other Installation Materials -- Low-emission Upholstered Furniture -- Mattresses -- Elastic Floor Coverings -- Low-emission Sealants for Interior Use -- Low-emission Textile Floor Coverings -- Wooden Toys -- Low-emission Thermal Insulation Material and Suspended Ceilings for Use in Buildings -- Low-emission Upholstery Leathers

SOURCE Air Quality Sciences, Inc.
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