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New Investigation Shows Black Lung Disease Numbers Much Higher than Previously Thought

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services and sampling supplies for coal dust monitoring to help protect against this respirable hazard.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 19, 2017   Last month, National Public Radio (NPR) released information from an investigation they conducted into the number of coal miners across Appalachia that suffer from a severe form of black lung disease. Complicated black lung, also known as progressive massive fibrosis, involves the development of large conglomerate masses of dense fibrosis following coal dust or silica entering the lungs. According to the NPR report, the number of progressive massive fibrosis patients they discovered was more than 10.......[Read More] [All News]

National Formaldehyde Standard Published by the Environmental Protection Agency

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify formaldehyde exposure risks from off-gassing materials to protect building occupants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 17, 2017   In 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to reduce people’s exposure to formaldehyde from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. Last month, the agency published its final standards for these wood products.The final rule will be in effect as of February 10th, 2017, and includes formaldehyde emission standards applicable to hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard and particleboard as well as finished goods containing.......[Read More] [All News]

Common Reasons Indoor Air Quality May Suffer During the Winter Months

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify elevated levels of chemical and microbial pollutants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 17, 2017   With winter season underway, most people now spend a considerable amount of time indoors. During this time of year, doors and windows of homes and offices are kept tightly shut which can quickly begin to impact a building’s indoor air quality (IAQ).IAQ issues and complaints often come to light during the winter months. This can be due to a lack of fresh air, a dry indoor environment or because of an increased concentration of allergens and indoor pollutants. Fortunately, there are some simple.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Damage and Mold Issues at California Condominium Complex Leads to Court Proceedings

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers mold testing services and water damage monitoring instruments to identify building issues and protect the public from exposure hazards.

San Leandro, CA, January 16, 2017   Last month, the Norcal Record published an article about a San Francisco construction company’s lawsuit against their commercial general liability insurance provider. The case will be heard at the U.S. District Court for Northern California and involves a condominium complex that suffered water damage and subsequent mold growth. A pretrial conference is scheduled to begin this month over who is financially responsible for the damages.Construction defects, water incursions and plumbing leaks are.......[Read More] [All News]

Indoor Pools and Exposure Concerns to Chloramines

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify chloramines from indoor pool facilities to help prevent human exposure risks to these irritants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 13, 2017   Last month, Swimming World Magazine published an article about air quality issues faced by professional and recreational swimmers at indoor pools. The article discussed the need for more research on the unique indoor air quality (IAQ) issues faced by workers and patrons of these facilities.A major IAQ culprit at indoor aquatic facilities is the frequent presence of elevated levels of chloramines. Chloramines are formed by the reaction of free chlorine with organic substances and their presence can.......[Read More] [All News]

Indoor Ice Arenas and What Skaters and Employees Could be Breathing

EMSL Analytical provides a wide range of indoor air quality testing services and monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, January 11, 2017   In the United States and Canada there are approximately 5,000 indoor ice arenas. These facilities provide a year round place for people to enjoy skating and compete in sports. However, as with all buildings, the indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for the health and safety of guests and employees and some facilities could be exposing people to elevated levels of airborne pollutants.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about potential IAQ issues at enclosed ice arenas........[Read More] [All News]