Mercury Hazards from Accidental Spills and Indoor Sources Still Found in Some Homes and Buildings
EMSL Analytical provides mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metal testing services to identify exposure risks and assess remediation projects.
South Portland, ME, July 9th, 2020
Earlier this year, a mercury spill at a postal service center in Maine caused a temporary disruption and isolation of a part of the facility. Workers were tested for exposure and environmental professionals began remediation procedures to remove the hazard. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. It exists in several forms: elemental or metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds and organic mercury compounds. Pure mercury is a liquid metal that.......[Read More]
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry Sickens almost 100 People in 28 States
EMSL Analytical offers environmental and food testing services for Salmonella, E. coli and other microbial pathogens to protect families and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 8th, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted information about another outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry. In nine of the last 10 years, the agency has reported on at least 12 outbreaks taking place across the United States. In this most recent case, at least 97 people in 28 states have been infected. The infections resulted in 17 hospitalizations and 30% of all infections were in children younger than 5 years of age. The CDC reports that.......[Read More]
EMSL’s Corporate Headquarters Expands Accredited Radiological Testing in Samples from the State of Louisiana
EMSL Analytical offers radiological testing in non-potable water samples for radon, gross alpha and gross beta.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th, 2020
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Cinnaminson, New Jersey laboratory has added four new scopes of accreditation to its Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP) certificate. EMSL Cinnaminson can now analyze the following four tests in a non-potable matrix: Radium-226 by EPA 903.0 Method, Radon by SM 7500-Rn B Method, Gross-Alpha by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method, and Gross-Beta by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method. When dissolved in water, radionuclides are known to be.......[Read More]
First U.S. State Bans the Use of Industrial Chemical Linked to Health and Environmental Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides testing services to identify trichloroethylene and other chemical exposure risks associated with occupational, environmental and vapor intrusion hazards.
Minneapolis, MN, June 18th, 2020
In May, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota signed a bill into law that will ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the state. The TCE ban goes into effect by June 1, 2022 and the new law makes Minnesota that first state in the nation to ban the industrial chemical. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TCE is a volatile organic compound (VOC) used mostly in industrial and commercial processes. TCE is used as a solvent, as an intermediate for refrigerant manufacture and as a.......[Read More]
EPA Comes to Agreement with Energy Provider Over PCB Regulations
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls from materials and environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 17th, 2020
Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with a large utility service provider over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concerns. The agreement settles several counts of “allegedly violating federal PCB regulations” by the company. A payment of over $129,000 will be made by the company and the EPA reports that to the agency’s knowledge, the company is now operating in compliance with federal laws regulating PCBs. The case stems from.......[Read More]
Health Department Reissues Advisory for Public to Stay Away from Michigan Trail Due to Chemical Hazards
EMSL Analytical offers soil, water and air testing services and sampling supplies to protect workers and the public from hazardous waste at current and former industrial sites.
Ann Arbor, MI, June 15th, 2020
Last month, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) reissued an advisory for people to avoid activity in areas on or near a scrapyard in the state of Michigan. The advisory includes sections of an off-road vehicle (ORV) trail owned by the state. The advisory had been temporarily suspended this past winter while snow covered the trail. The WUPHD proclaimed:
Sampling and evaluation conducted last summer by various state agencies concluded that many physical and chemical hazards are.......[Read More]