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Final Rule to Prevent New Cases of Chronic Beryllium Disease Goes into Effect this Spring

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides industrial hygiene testing services to identify beryllium and beryllium compounds to protect workers from occupational exposures.

Cinnaminson, NJ, March 24, 2017  In May, a new final rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) goes into effect. Its aim is to prevent chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and lung cancer in American workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds.Beryllium is a lightweight and strong metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunications, medical and defense industries. Beryllium and its compounds are important materials, but beryllium is also a highly toxic metal and workers.......[Read More] [All News]

E. coli Fears Prompt the Recall of 40,000+ Pounds of Veal

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides E. coli and other foodborne pathogen testing services to help prevent outbreaks and costly food product recalls.

Cinnaminson, NJ, March 23, 2017  Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that a packing company was recalling over 20 tons of boneless veal products and an undetermined amount of veal cutlets. The products were shipped to distributors in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Canada.The recall came after the Illinois State Department of Agriculture notified FSIS about a positive non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing.......[Read More] [All News]

Testing for Lead and Other Common Drinking Water Contaminants is Now Simple and Affordable

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers an inexpensive and easy-to-use test kit to identify lead and other drinking water contamination concerns.

Cinnaminson, NJ, March 21, 2017  Over the last year, people across the United States have become much more aware of potential drinking water contaminants. This is in large part due to high profile news reports of lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, and more recently, lead concerns in school drinking water fountains in numerous states.Contaminated drinking water can be a threat to anyone’s health and this can be especially true for young children. Although public water systems are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act of.......[Read More] [All News]

Agreement Lacking Between Teachers' Union and School Administrators Over Testing for PCBs

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides information and testing services to identify polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools and other buildings.

Boston, MA, March 20, 2017  Last month, Worcester Magazine published a story about the breakdown in talks between an educational association and its administrators from the public schools over plans for new polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) tests at two area high schools. According to the article, the teacher’s union was involved with a program that tested window caulking for PCBs at the two schools in question back in 2010. The educational association claims “extremely elevated levels” were found in both high.......[Read More] [All News]

High Percentage of Shipyard Workers Test Positive for Lead

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify heavy metals exposure risks to protect workers and the public.

Minneapolis, MN, March 16, 2017  Earlier this year, health officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Health announced the results of an investigation at a shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin. The investigation looked into occupational exposures to lead. Of the 233 shipyard workers tested for lead exposure, 171 had elevated levels of lead in their blood according to media reports.Lead is one of several toxic heavy metals that workers retrofitting old ships may encounter. However, many other occupations could also put workers.......[Read More] [All News]

Oregon Military Department Seeks Millions to Remediate Lead from Indoor Shooting Ranges

EMSL Analytical provides testing services to help ensure that workers and the public are not at risk of exposure to elevated levels toxic heavy metals.

Seattle, WA, March 15, 2017  Last month, The Oregonian published an article that discussed the Oregon Military Department’s request for over $21 million from the federal government. According to the report, if the National Guard Bureau approves the funds, they would be used to remove lead contamination from multiple armories with indoor firing ranges located across the state.Bullets made from lead that are used at indoor firing ranges can cause lead dust contamination. Cleaning and maintenance work should be performed regularly by.......[Read More] [All News]