National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Identifying Heavy Metal Exposure Risks in Homes, Schools and Businesses
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from air, soil, paint, dust, water and more.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 26th, 2020 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), takes place this year from October 25th through the 31st. NLPPW is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry and state, tribal and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to.......[Read More]
Is Asbestos Lurking in the Vermiculite Insulation in Your Home?
EMSL Analytical provides vermiculite testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify potential asbestos hazards to protect families and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 20th, 2020 According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), approximately one million homes in the United States contain vermiculite attic insulation and the existing insulation in many older homes and buildings still need to be tested for asbestos. Vermiculite was a popular insulation choice for both attics and walls due to its light-weight, fire-resistant and odorless properties. The reason vermiculite, a naturally-occurring mineral, is a concern is due to the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.......[Read More]
Hurricane Delta Leaves a Path of Destruction and Exposure Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to identify microbial and chemical exposure risks in residential, commercial and institutional properties.
Baton Rouge, LA, October 15th, 2020 Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, the 10th hurricane to hit the United States so far this year. The massive storm caused devastating damage with its heavy rain, floods, storm surge and powerful winds in Louisiana and Texas before weakening and moving further inland. The storm has been blamed for widespread destruction to a number of residential, commercial and institutional properties. Hundreds of thousands were also without power this past weekend. As residents now begin to assess.......[Read More]
OSHA Cites Wisconsin Animal Feed Production Facility for Combustible Dust Hazards and Other Violations
EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments to help keep companies in regulatory compliance and to protect workers and property from harm.
Minneapolis, MN, October 14th, 2020 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced it had cited a company for exposing employees to potential grain dust explosions and other hazards at an animal feed mill facility in Wisconsin. OSHA cited the company for one willful and two serious violations. According to OSHA, an investigation found the company had failed to implement a housekeeping program to control and remove combustible dust accumulations that occur during storage of grain materials and manufacturing of.......[Read More]
Strict New PFAS Drinking Water Standards Adopted in Michigan
EMSL Analytical offers water testing and monitoring services to detect PFAS and other chemicals to protect the public and the environment from hazardous pollutants.
Ann Arbor, MI, October 8th, 2020 The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) recently announced the state was adopting a ruleset creating some of the nation’s most comprehensive regulations limiting contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. It also includes a dramatic tightening of the state’s existing groundwater clean-up criteria for several specific PFAS. According to a recent EGLE announcement, “Michigan’s first-ever regulations limiting seven PFAS.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Acrylonitrile and Other Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify acrylonitrile and other potentially hazardous chemicals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 6th, 2020 The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) describes acrylonitrile as a colorless, liquid, man-made chemical with a sharp, onion- or garlic-like odor that can be dissolved in water and evaporates quickly. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) calls acrylonitrile a toxic, colorless to pale-yellow liquid, harmful to the eyes, skin, lungs and nervous system. NIOSH also reports that it may cause cancer. Acrylonitrile is used in many industries to make various.......[Read More]