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Tennessee Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Buildings and Many Others Damaged by Smoke Residues

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes and businesses.

Cinnaminson, NJ, December 6, 2016 Massive wildfires in Eastern Tennessee have torched hundreds of homes and businesses and has even taken the lives of several residents. Many neighborhoods were evacuated and several were even placed under curfew.Numerous homes and businesses have tragically been lost to the fires, but in certain cases, some buildings remain standing next to others that have burned to the ground with little visible damage. However, many of these buildings have been impacted by the tremendous amount of smoke generated by the.......[Read More] [All News]

Bay Area Media Takes a Comprehensive Look at Lead Poisoning Hazards

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and consumer test kits to identify lead hazards and to protect the public.

San Leandro, CA, December 2, 2016 Last month, the Bay Area’s KRON new channel spent a week examining lead contamination dangers and the impact it has on people living in the region. The media outlet broadcasted and printed multiple reports about a range of lead exposure risks.The stories examined everything from lead exposure due to contaminated drinking water to hazards caused by lead-based paints found both inside and outside of people’s homes. The use of lead-based paints was banned in housing in 1978, but parts of many cities.......[Read More] [All News]

CDC States that Most Legionnaires' Disease Cases are Caused by Potable Water

EMSL Analytical, Inc. has 16 CDC ELITE accredited testing labs throughout the country, including 3 in New York, to help prevent Legionella outbreaks.

New York, NY, December 1, 2016 Following a case of Legionnaires’ disease in a resident at a senior living home in New York, the facility has been taking extra precautions and conducting testing to help prevent any further outbreaks.The source of the illnesses has not yet been identified and no other residents developed the disease based on recent reports.Legionnaires’ disease is a very serious form of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria. Those who have weakened immune systems are the most at risk of getting the.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL Chicago Receives CDC ELITE Certification for Hillside, IL Laboratory

EMSL Analytical, Inc. recognizes its Chicago laboratory for CDC ELITE Certification.

Chicago, IL, November 29, 2016 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chicago laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for Legionella analysis. Nationwide, EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 16 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.“With the increased demand for regional Legionella testing across the country, we are continuously working to increase the number of EMSL labs within the CDC ELITE program,” said Diane Miskowski, MPH, Legionella Program Manager at EMSL.......[Read More] [All News]

Legionella Outbreak in Upstate New York

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services to help prevent Legionella outbreaks.

Buffalo, NY, November 28, 2016 Recently, an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has been discovered in Plattsburgh, New York. So far, there have been five reported cases that are connected to the same apartment complex.Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacteria Legionella. It is a very serious form of pneumonia that has a high fatality rate, especially in people with existing immunosuppression. Legionnaires’ disease can occur when people breathe in small droplets of water that contain the bacteria. Past outbreaks have.......[Read More] [All News]

Trichloroethylene Upgraded in the 14th Report on Carcinogens Released This Month

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify trichloroethylene and other chemical pollutants associated with vapor intrusion.

Cinnaminson, NJ, November 28, 2016  Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The RoC is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) prepares. The cumulative report currently includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.In the latest ROC report, seven newly reviewed substances were added to the.......[Read More] [All News]