Hundreds of Thousands of Charm Sets for Children Recalled Due to Lead Concerns
EMSL Canada offers consumer product testing for lead and other regulated substances to assist companies in staying in regulatory compliance.
Toronto, ON, June 11th, 2021 Over 329,000 metallic charms that are part of jewelry designed for children were recently recalled in Canada because it contained lead over the allowable limits, according to Health Canada. The charms, manufactured in China, were sold in Canada from January of 2003 through April of this year. The lead was discovered as part of Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program. According to the recall notice: Under the Children's Jewelry Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to.......[Read More]
Collagen Supplement Recalled Due to Undeclared Fish Allergen
EMSL Analytical provides supplement and food testing services to identify allergens and assist companies in complying with food testing and labeling requirements.
Orlando, FL, June 9th, 2021 A dietary supplement company recently issued an allergy alert and product recall of its collagen capsules. Florida officials notified the company about an undeclared fish ingredient which prompted the recall of over 13,500 units of the product that had been sold online and did not have the required allergen labeling. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted the announcement which states that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Barium and Barium Compounds
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to identify exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 4th, 2021 Barium is a chemical element that is described by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) as a silvery-white metal that exists in nature only in ores containing mixtures of elements. It combines with other chemicals such as sulfur or carbon and oxygen to form barium compounds. Barium compounds are used by the oil and gas industries to make drilling muds and are also used to make paint, bricks, ceramics, glass, and rubber. Potential routes of exposure listed by the ATSDR include: .......[Read More]
National Healthy Homes Month and the Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments, and building inspection tools to identify microbial, chemical, and radiological hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 1st, 2021 This June marks the 6th National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), an annual effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other partners to educate the public about housing and its impact on health. This year’s theme is “The Power of Partnerships.” NHHM is coordinated by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) and specifically aims to:
Increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall.......[Read More]
Health and Fitness Center Temporarily Closes Due to Legionella Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever from environmental samples.
Indianapolis, IN, May 28th, 2021 In April, an NBC-affiliated television station published a report about a health and fitness facility in Indianapolis that temporarily closed its doors after several of its members were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. According to the news story, the source of the Legionella bacteria was unknown, but the location was shut down to allow time to test the facility, just in case. Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been associated with fitness centers in the past. Legionella bacteria can.......[Read More]
Hurricane Season and Ways to Prepare a Home to Minimize Property Damage
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, and inspection tools to identify microbial and chemical exposure risks following storm damage in residential, commercial, and institutional properties.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 26th, 2021 Hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th in the Eastern Pacific and from June 1st until November 30th in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be dangerous and cause billions of dollars in damage to properties, primarily due to storm surges, wind damage, and flooding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds the public that hurricanes not only affect people living along the coast, they can also cause damage hundreds of miles from the shore. If a.......[Read More]