Back to School Means Back to IAQ Problems for Some Students
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in schools.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 30th, 2016August means either back to school or preparing to go back soon for most students across North America. Unfortunately, in some aging schools or in those that have had to delay preventive maintenance work due to shrinking budgets, it could also mean back to indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns for students and faculty.Just last month, it was reported that a school district in New York declared an emergency to approve a $500,000 project to safely handle lead, asbestos and radon that was recently detected in.......[Read More]
EMSL Radiochemistry Lab Offers Electron Capture Detector (ECD) Leak Test
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has expanded radiological testing services to include ECD leak tests to accommodate required regular testing of the sealed source.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 29th, 2016
EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Radiological Laboratory Division now offers a leak test for the electron capture detector (ECD) which is a commonly used device in gas chromatograph instruments. An ECD typically contains 10-15 millicuries of nickel-63, which is a sealed radioactive source. In order to ensure safety, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requires that each licensee who uses a sealed source should have the source tested for leakage every six months and track the results for three.......[Read More]
Fears Over Potentially Contaminated Flour Expands Massive Recall
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides E. coli and other foodborne pathogen testing services to help prevent outbreaks and food product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 29th, 2016Late last month, a major food manufacturer expanded its recall of flour products to include additional production dates after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced four more people from two different states have become ill from E. coli. CDC reports that epidemiologic, laboratory and backtrack evidence indicates that flour produced at a facility in Kansas City, Missouri is a likely source of this outbreak. The agency recommends that consumers, restaurants and retailers do not use,.......[Read More]
Things to Know About Mold at Home, Work or School
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify mold to protect families, workers and students from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 25th, 2016This summer, a Pennsylvania company agreed to pay over $100,000 for wrongfully firing an employee who complained about the presence of mold at the plant they worked in. The worker had first brought concerns about mold exposure to their employer and then to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workers are not the only ones who have become increasingly aware of exposure risks associated with elevated levels of mold. Students, teachers and the general public have become more informed about.......[Read More]
Identifying Exposure Concerns to Asphalt Fumes
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing and sampling to identify asphalt fumes to protect workers and the public from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 24th, 2016 Asphalt, or bitumen, as it is called in many other parts of the world, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. The primary use of asphalt is for road construction where it is mixed with aggregate particles. It is also commonly used to seal flat roofs and in waterproofing products, such as roof felt and shingles.According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), over a half-million workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt. Health effects from.......[Read More]
Mold and Other Contaminants are Common Finds During Louisiana Cleanup and Rebuilding Efforts
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify microbial and chemical hazards following historic floods.
Baton Route, LA, August 23th, 2016 According to Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, at least 40,000 homes and businesses were damaged by the historic floods that hit the state earlier this month. The damage and destruction were the result of two feet of rain that fell in just a two-day period. Twenty of the state’s parishes have been included in a federal disaster declaration and approximately 60,000 people have already signed up for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Many of the damaged.......[Read More]