Testing for Asbestos and Other Potential Drinking Water Contaminants
EMSL Analytical offers water testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of physical, chemical, microbial and radiological contaminants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 13th, 2022
During the last century, cement pipes made with asbestos were commonly used in drinking water distributions systems. This went on for decades and although the practice peaked in large parts of the country in the mid-1900s, many of these pipes are still in operation. Unfortunately, as these pipes age and degrade, or are tapped into, asbestos fibers may enter the water supply. In an asbestos fact sheet produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in 1992, the agency reported.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Xylene and Other Industrial Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify and mitigate chemical exposure hazards in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 12th, 2022
Xylene is described by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. There are three forms of xylene in which the methyl groups vary on the benzene ring: meta-xylene, ortho-xylene, and para-xylene (m-, o- and p-xylene). These different forms are referred to as isomers. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that xylene is one of the top 30 chemicals produced in the United States. Xylene is also.......[Read More]
Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Resources to Test Ticks for Borrelia burgdorferi
EMSL Analytical offers PCR-based DNA analysis and easy-to-use sample collection test kits to identify the bacterium that causes Lyme disease from infected ticks.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 10th, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the agency by state health departments; however, recent estimates using other methods suggest that over 475,000 people may get Lyme disease annually in the U.S. It is the most common vector-borne disease in the country. In North America, the disease is caused primarily by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected.......[Read More]
Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Indoor Environmental Quality are Key Components of Building Safety Month
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to help protect building occupants from microbial, chemical and radiological exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 9th, 2022
This May marks the 42nd annual Building Safety Month. “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action” is the theme for this year’s campaign. Building Safety Month initiatives help to provide homeowners, government officials and the public with the information and resources to prepare and protect the built environment. The 2022 campaign themes include:
Week One, Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow
Week Two, Exploring Careers in Building Safety
Week Three, Understanding.......[Read More]
Hawaii Department of Health Investigates Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test environmental samples for Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 5th, 2022
The State of Hawaii, Department of Health (DOH) recently announced it was investigating several cases of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred in guests who stayed at a Waikiki resort. The first case was identified in June of last year, a second case was diagnosed this past March, and a third case was confirmed in April. DOH has reported that the exact source of illness and extent of spread are being investigated and the agency is working closely with resort officials to protect public health........[Read More]
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Mitigating Exposure Risks to Asthma Triggers, Allergens and Respiratory Irritants
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 3rd, 2022
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month takes place in May and the 5th of the month is recognized as World Asthma Day. The month is dedicated to asthma control and education to increase awareness about the disease and how those with it can prevent or mitigate exposure risks to asthma triggers, allergens, and respiratory irritants. Asthma affects the lungs and causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.......[Read More]