NIOSH Announces New Black Lung Video to Raise Awareness of Coal Dust Hazards
EMSL Analytical offers industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify coal dust, crystalline silica and other respiratory hazards to safeguard workers.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 25th , 2020 In late January, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the release of a new video on black lung disease among coal miners. Faces of Black Lung II – The Story Continues is a follow-up to the first Faces of Black Lung video, produced over ten years ago. It leads viewers through a short history lesson on miner protections, beginning with the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and the establishment of NIOSH’s Coal Workers’ Health.......[Read More]
Inmates at Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Facility in Florida Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease, from environmental samples.
Orlando, FL, March 23rd , 2020 The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently announced that some female prisoners at a low security correctional institution in Central Florida have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The outbreak occurred at a federal correctional complex and according to media reports, at least a dozen inmates have had to go to the hospital for treatment. An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in correctional facilities also occurred recently in California. In 2019, the California Department of Corrections.......[Read More]
Detecting PFAS From Drinking Water and Other Potable Sources to Help Minimize Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical offers water testing to detect PFAS and other chemicals to protect the public, workers and the environment from chemical pollutants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 19th , 2020 A group of man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. They are used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. EPA reports that PFAS can be found in:
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North Carolina Town Restricts Access to Park After the Discovery of Asbestos-Containing Soil Near Former Shingle Manufacturing Plant
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify exposure risks to asbestos and other hazards.
Charlotte, NC, March 16th , 2020 A town in North Carolina recently announced it had performed an environmental assessment of a city park as part of a planned park improvement project. Soil sampling results reported on the town’s website stated that asbestos levels were present in specific areas of the park. As a result, city officials are following the recommendations of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and have restricted access at the park by installing construction fencing to prevent the.......[Read More]
School to Relocate Students for the Remainder of the Semester After Benzene Discovered in Soil from Two Septic Systems
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify potential exposure hazards.
New York, NY, March 12th , 2020 Multiple media outlets recently reported that administrators for a middle school in New York have decided to relocate all of the students that attend for the remainder of the school year. The decision was made after an environmental consulting firm that has been investigating the facility announced it had found soil samples from two different septic systems that contained elevated levels of benzene. There had reportedly been complaints about foul odors in the school and some parents believe the odors.......[Read More]
EPA Begins Soil Removal in the Westside of Atlanta Due to Lead Contamination
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify lead exposure risks from outdoor and indoor environmental samples to protect against lead poisoning hazards.
Atlanta, GA, March 10th , 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently began removing soil contaminated with elevated levels of lead from a neighborhood in Atlanta’s Westside. As part of the agency’s efforts, contaminated soil is being removed and disposed of at an off-site facility licensed to handle the waste. The excavated areas will then be backfilled with clean soil and restored. According to an article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the project, more than half of the 124 yards.......[Read More]