North Carolina Mold and Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory Offers FREE Mold, IAQ and Microbial Sampling Workshop
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to host this comprehensive FREE 1/2 day course that takes place in Greensboro, NC on September 21st, 2017.
Kernersville, NC, August 21, 2017
Professionals involved with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues are invited to take part in EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s FREE Mold, IAQ and Microbial Sampling Workshop on Thursday, September 21st in Greensboro, North Carolina. This half-day workshop will begin with registration at 8:00 AM followed by training from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown located at 304 North Greene Street.
Many indoor air quality concerns related to mold and moisture can have an impact on people’s.......[Read More]
Lead Exposure and Problems for Students Linked in New Research
EMSL Analytical offers testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead and other hazards to protect children from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 21, 2017
Recently, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) published a working paper that has shed new light on the impact lead exposure has on children. Economists discovered causal evidence between the preschool blood lead levels of over 100,000 children and later school suspensions and juvenile detentions. Researched indicated, higher blood lead levels increased a child’s likelihood of future disciplinary problems.
Lead poisoning was one of the earliest studied and known environmental and.......[Read More]
Children’s Makeup Removed from Shelves after Reports of Possible Asbestos and Heavy Metals
EMSL Analytical offers manufacturers, retailers and the public comprehensive product testing services to help protect people from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 18, 2017
Last month, media outlets from coast-to-coast broadcasted reports about the possible discovery of hazardous materials in makeup marketed to young girls. According to the news reports, a powdered makeup product sold at one of the leading national chain stores for young girls may have contained asbestos and several other heavy metals. The retail chain that sold the product announced they had stopped selling the makeup as the company conducted its own investigation.
Any makeup applied to the face in a powder.......[Read More]
OSHA to Begin Final Rule Enforcement Actions Soon to Protect Construction Workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services to identify crystalline silica to protect workers from occupational exposures.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 17, 2017
On September 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement actions for the new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. According to the agency, this final rule was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to this known respirable hazard.
Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring materials and.......[Read More]
Potential Worker Exposures to Mercury and Asbestos Results in OSHA Complaint
EMSL Analytical provides mercury, asbestos and other hazardous material testing services from occupational and environmental samples to protect workers and the public.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16, 2017
This summer, multiple media outlets reported about a worker who tested positive for elevated levels of mercury after working on a project at a New Hampshire power generating facility. The employee has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming workers were not adequately protected, as they were exposed to materials containing mercury and asbestos.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to thousands of products in the past to strengthen them and to.......[Read More]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Organizes First Fungal Disease Awareness Week
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratories that can identify fungi from both indoor and outdoor environments.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 15, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners launched the first ever Fungal Disease Awareness Week, which is taking place on Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th. In an effort to emphasize the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases at the beginning stages of a patient’s illness, the CDC is encouraging healthcare providers and patients to “Think Fungus” especially when symptoms of an infection are not improving with treatment.
According to the CDC,.......[Read More]