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At AirMD, a full-service indoor environmental testing company based in South Florida that has locations across the country, we like to emphasize the fact that our approach is firmly grounded in science. From asbestos inspections and water quality testing to home wellness assessments, all of our services are performed by professional technicians with a thorough understanding of the science involved.
We want you to know that, when it comes to science, we’re not just talking the talk. As members of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), we are happily walking the walk!
The Oxford dictionary defines microbiology as “the branch of science that deals with microorganisms,” which isn’t really very helpful unless you already know that microorganisms are living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. There are a wide variety of microorganisms or microbes, including everything from bacteria and viruses to fungi, protozoa and parasites.
These microorganisms can be used to do some amazing things – like make life-saving drugs, clean polluted waterways and make the manufacture of biofuels possible. Not all microbes are a force for good, however. There are any number of the little rascals that you would definitely not want in your home or workplace!
The ASM, which is one of the largest life science societies in the world, was established in 1899. One of the sessions at its first meeting, held in December of that year, was called “On the Use of Steam for Sterilization.”
Today, the organization has more than 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals as well as the environmental testing experts at AirMD. In addition to advancing the field of microbiology, the ASM is making a difference by advocating for evidence-based policies and helping to find solutions to pressing public health issues.
If you would like to chat about microbiology and how AirMD’s membership in the American Society for Microbiology helps us to provide our commercial and residential clients with effective environmental testing solutions based on the highest standards in scientific practice, such as indoor air quality testing, asbestos assessments and mold inspections, we would love to hear from you.