Protecting Workers from Diesel Exhaust and Particulate Matter
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides analytical services and monitoring instrumentation to identify diesel exhaust and particulate matter to protect workers and the public.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 25, 2017Last month, Canadian Occupational Safety published an article about the respiratory hazards faced by underground miners. The report described the case of a miner who was a nonsmoker in his forties that developed lung cancer. Both the man’s doctor and government health and safety regulators agreed the cancer was an occupational disease caused by exposure to diesel emissions.The exhaust from diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not.......[Read More]
Homebuyers Encouraged to Test for Indoor Environmental Quality Issues to Prevent Costly Surprises
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of indoor environmental quality exposure concerns.
Chicago, IL, July 21, 2017In May, an Illinois woman who recently purchased a home filed a lawsuit against the sellers in the county’s circuit court. According to media reports, the lawsuit alleges the previous owners failed to disclose moisture damage, plumbing issues and mold contamination. The plaintiff now claims the property she purchased is uninhabitable and worthless.This case highlights the importance of having a comprehensive understanding of the condition of a home before a homebuyer makes a purchase offer. This is.......[Read More]
Soil at Arizona Youth Center Found to be Contaminated with Lead
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify lead exposure risks from soil, water, dust, paint and other sources to help protect people from exposure hazards.
Phoenix, AZ, July 20, 2017Recently, the Nogales International published a story about elevated levels of lead that were found in the soil around a youth center in Arizona. According to the report, soil tests conducted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) have resulted in the agency calling for the removal of soil and backfill near the facility. The article states that the facility is located near the site of a former smelter.There are many towns in the Southwest and other parts of the country with a mining history.......[Read More]
California Hospital's Surgical Unit Closed Due to Mold
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial contaminants, pathogens and respiratory concerns.
San Leandro, CA, July 19, 2017In June, Sonoma West Times & News published a story about the temporary closure of a surgical unit at a hospital in Sonoma County. According to the report, mold was detected around a sterilization sink. The surgical unit at the medical center will remain closed until the mold situation has been resolved and is no longer a threat to the sterile processing area.The presence of mold in a healthcare environment, especially one where surgical procedures take place, can be a significant health and safety.......[Read More]
EMSL Cinnaminson Earns Washington State Certification for Methamphetamine Laboratory Testing Services
EMSL Analytical, Inc.'s Cinnaminson lab is now able to accept methamphetamine samples from the state of Washington.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 18, 2017EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, New Jersey is now accredited by the Washington State Department of Ecology Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) for laboratory testing of methamphetamine using the NIOSH 9111 method which utilizes Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS). EMSL Cinnaminson is in compliance with provisions set forth in Chapter 173-50 Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for this certification.Methamphetamine (meth) production has.......[Read More]
Basic Plumbing Repair Leads to the Discovery of Asbestos in Family’s Home
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos hazards to protect people from exposure risks.
Buffalo, NY, July 18, 2017Last month, WIVB published a report about how a simple plumbing project forced a New York woman and her three children to temporarily have to leave their home. According to the broadcast, the woman called a plumbing company to make a basic repair. The plumber, aware of the approximate age of the home and the fact that it could contain asbestos that would be disturbed during the project, wisely had the walls and ceiling tested. The test results confirmed the presence of asbestos.Many residential, institutional.......[Read More]