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Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Concerns Caused by Rodent Infestations

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify rodent allergens, asthma triggers and environmental pathogens.

Cinnaminson, NJ, July 22th, 2016 While many people associate rodent infestations with large urban environments, they can also be a significant challenge in rural communities. In fact, virtually everywhere across the globe where people have settled, rats and mice can also be found. These rodents often try to live in and around people’s homes, schools and businesses as they seek shelter and food. The presence of rodents can lead to both property damage and health concerns for building occupants living or working in infested.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL Charlotte Laboratory Receives North Carolina Accreditation for Coliforms, Metals, Silica and Turbidity in Drinking Water

EMSL Analytical’s testing laboratory in Charlotte, NC has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for drinking water testing services.

Charlotte, NC, July 21st, 2016 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Charlotte laboratory has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for Coliforms, Metals, and Turbidity for drinking water. EMSL Charlotte is in compliance with the provisions of regulations 10A NCAC 42 D 0.200 certification for drinking water analysis.EMSL Charlotte (Laboratory Number 37907) can analyze Coliforms and E. coli. For metals, the laboratory has been approved for Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese and.......[Read More] [All News]

School District's Education Center Works to Remove Materials Containing PCBs

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls in homes, schools and commercial buildings.

Seattle, WA, July 20th, 2016Recently, The Monroe Monitor & Valley News published a report about an investigation regarding air quality complaints at a local education center. According to the article, more than 70 teachers, students and parents have reported symptoms associated with illnesses that they believe were due to spending time in the facility.Indoor environmental testing was reportedly conducted in the building looking for sources of the complaints. The local Health District Environmental Health Division then issued the.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL Microbiologist Identifies Two New Species of Fungi - Rasamsonia columbiensis and Paecilomyces tabacinus

EMSL Analytical congratulates Dr. Željko Jurjevic on his discovery.

Cinnaminson, NJ, July 18th, 2016EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, identified two species of fungi that were encountered during the course of mold surveys in a built environment. Dr. Jurjevic along with Dr. Vit Hubka and Dr. Stephen W. Peterson discovered Rasamsonia columbiensis and Paecilomyces tabacinus as distinct species.Paecilomyces and the recently established Rasamsonia genus contain thermotolerant species that are found worldwide in soil, wood, indoor environments, various food and animal feed, and may be.......[Read More] [All News]

Michigan Residents Learn of Two Vapor Intrusion Investigations in Grand Rapids

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides vapor intrusion testing services to identify trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and other chemicals in homes and buildings.

Ann Arbor, MI, July 18th, 2016In June, residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan learned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been asked to investigate two vapor intrusion sites in their city. At the first location, the EPA is addressing high levels of tetrachloroethylene (PERC) from the site of a former dry cleaning business. At the other location, trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination from a former industrial facility is the focus. The TCE investigation is part of an ongoing corrective action cleanup that has been taking.......[Read More] [All News]

Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Issues Following a Lightning Strike

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor exposure risks following property damage.

Cinnaminson, NJ, July 15th, 2016The summer season includes the most dangerous months for lightning strikes in many parts of North America. In fact, during any second of the day, there may be anywhere from 50 to 100 lightning strikes that occur somewhere on the Earth. As lightning passes through the air, it can heat it up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about five times hotter than the surface of the Sun according to the National Weather Service. When lightening makes contact with the ground, a massive electrical discharge occurs. All.......[Read More] [All News]