The CDC Announces 13-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Diced Chicken Is Over
EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to identify mycotoxins and other microbial and chemical contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 20th , 2019 The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the 18-month Listeria outbreak tied to cooked, diced chicken has come to an end. As of November 2019, 24 people were sickened, 22 were admitted to the hospital and two cases were fatal due to infections from Listeria monocytogenes in the United States. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a food recall warning for the food company regarding the cooked diced chicken. This product was distributed in British.......[Read More]
Pregnant Woman Unknowingly Moves into Home That Was a Former Meth Lab
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and easy to use test kits to identify methamphetamine and chemical residues left in homes and buildings.
St. Louis, MO, November 18th , 2019 Despite a Missouri disclosure law, a couple who purchased a house in Jefferson County discovered the hard way that the home they bought had previously been used as a clandestine meth laboratory according to a report by a news station. The article states it wasn’t until the woman took a prenatal test that showed meth in her body that an investigation revealed the property had been previously seized by the county as a clandestine drug lab. The hazardous chemicals used in the drug’s.......[Read More]
National COPD Awareness Month and Avoiding Indoor Allergens and Pollutants that Aggravate the Condition
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants that can exacerbate COPD.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 15th , 2019 November is recognized as National COPD Awareness Month. It marks a time to enhance exposure for a disease that 16 million Americans have according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency also states that millions more suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but have not been diagnosed and are not being treated. While there is no cure for COPD, it can be treated and managed. COPD refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and.......[Read More]
Legionnaires’ disease Outbreak Tied to North Carolina Mountain State Fair
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease from environmental samples.
Raleigh, NC, November 14th , 2019 The Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services and the Henderson County Health Department notified the North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) on September 23rd of an increase in reported Legionnaires’ disease cases. In response, information gathered by local health departments and officials indicated that most of the cases attended the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center (WNC Ag Center) in Fletcher, NC. As of October.......[Read More]
Testing Consumer Goods for Asbestos and Other Regulated Materials
EMSL Analytical provides asbestos and a wide range of other testing solutions to manufacturers, importers, retailers and others to help ensure products are safe and meet regulatory requirements.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 12th , 2019 This past September, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a manufacturer that has voluntarily recalled various cosmetic products that tested positive for asbestos during the agency’s ongoing testing of cosmetics. This recall followed several previous ones this year from the manufacturer and a national retail chain that was also associated with asbestos concerns in cosmetics. According to the FDA, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is often.......[Read More]
Histoplasmosis and Fungal Exposure Risks in Homes and Buildings Infested with Bats or Birds
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services and sampling supplies to help identify microbial pathogens, including those associated with bird droppings and bat guano.
Orlando, FL, November 11th , 2019 Bats living in occupied buildings recently forced employees from a Michigan courthouse, as well as counselors and students from a Florida high school, to relocate due to health concerns associated with their presence. One of the major reasons in both moves was the possible presence of a fungus known as Histoplasma that can be an exposure risk when bat guano or bird droppings are present. Histoplasma can cause an infection in humans known as histoplasmosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control.......[Read More]