Hailstorm Season Brings the Potential for Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Issues
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor environmental hazards associated with property damage.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 27th, 2016
May through September is the most common time of year for hailstorms to occur across the United States. While many hailstorms do relatively little damage to property, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that hail causes approximately $1 billion dollars in damage to properties and crops each year in the U.S. In fact, one of the largest insurance providers, The Travelers Companies, recently reported that between 2009 and 2015, 15% of residential insurance claims with the company.......[Read More]
Recall of Frozen Vegetables Linked to Listeria Outbreak
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services to prevent and pinpoint Listeria outbreaks.
Seattle, WA, May 25th, 2016
Earlier in May, a frozen food recall related to Listeria contamination was expanded to include approximately 400 products. The original recall was issued in March by a Washington food company after some frozen vegetables were linked to a Listeria outbreak. The contaminated frozen food products are believed to have been distributed nationally beginning in 2014. Since then, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has tested a variety of frozen vegetables under additional brands. The result found that the Listeria.......[Read More]
New Jersey Asbestos Testing Laboratory Offers Free Asbestos Workshop for Asbestos and Inspection Professionals
Join us for a free asbestos workshop in Cinnaminson, NJ.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 23rd, 2016
EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting a free workshop for asbestos and inspection professionals on Thursday, June 9th. This workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its corporate headquarters’ newly constructed Veterans Memorial Hall training center in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL’s Asbestos Division, Mike Menz, CIH, Environmental Training Manager, and Robert DeMalo, M.Sc., Senior Vice President of EMSL’s Laboratory Services and Business.......[Read More]
New York’s Attorney General Announces Lead Found in Children’s Toys at Major Retailers
EMSL Analytical provides lead and other heavy metal testing services for both new and vintage toys to identify hazardous materials.
New York, NY, May 19th, 2016
In April, the office of the Attorney General of New York reported that they have discovered children’s toys being sold to residents that contained high levels of lead. The toys, jewelry-making kits made overseas, were supplied by a New Jersey company. The items were discovered for sale at three major retailers and one of the nation’s largest online retailers.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office announced that in some instances, the jewelry-making kits contained lead levels that were up.......[Read More]
Are Coffee Workers Across the Country at Risk for Lung Disease?
EMSL Analytical provides testing and sampling supplies to identify diacetyl to protect coffee roasters and food processors from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 18th, 2016
Earlier this year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published the science blog, Coffee Workers at Risk for Lung Disease. It discusses diacetyl and a diacetyl substitute (2,3-pentanedione) which are both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are produced naturally and commercially.According to the NIOSH science blog, diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione are produced as ingredients in flavorings that are added to some food products. These include microwave popcorn, bakery mixes and.......[Read More]
Enormous Alberta Wildfire Causes Smoke Damage to Properties Not Touched by Flames
EMSL Analytical provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes and businesses.
Calgary, AB, May 17th, 2016
The massive wildfire that blazed across Alberta has torched hundreds of thousands of acres and forced the evacuation of over 90,000 area residents. At last count, over 1,600 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the wildfire as hundreds of firefighters battle to contain it.While many homes and buildings have tragically already been lost to the fire, many more have been impacted by the tremendous amount of smoke it generated that has drifted for many miles. In fact, there has been so much smoke from the.......[Read More]