High-Rise Fire Remediation Project Uncovers Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos hazards to protect workers and the public.
Orlando, FL, May 18th, 2018
Recently, Florida’s FOX30 reported about the discovery of asbestos-containing popcorn ceilings in a high-rise apartment complex for seniors in Jacksonville. The asbestos came to light after a fire back in December temporarily displaced well over 100 residents. When fire restoration efforts began, the popcorn ceilings in the complex were tested and according to the news story, asbestos was discovered.
For several decades, popcorn ceilings were a standard method of texturing ceilings. Unfortunately,.......[Read More]
Flooding Events Often Result in Sewage Contamination Concerns
EMSL Analytical, inc. provides environmental testing services and sampling supplies to identify outdoor and indoor sewage contamination exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 16th, 2018 A few months ago, it was reported in the Commercial Appeal newspaper that a raw sewage spill threatened a major airport in Tennessee. According to the article, the event unfolded after high water in a river caused a pump power failure at a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The facility reportedly processes about 180 million gallons of sewage each day. The high flow of the river and electrical failure at the treatment plant created a perfect storm that resulted in the release of raw sewage into floodwaters.......[Read More]
Is Lead Lurking in the Water at Your Local Schools?
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, soil and dust samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 14th, 2018 Recently, the Dayton Daily News published an investigative report about the presence of lead in the water at numerous schools in the Dayton, Ohio area. According to the article, elevated lead levels were found in water from drinking fountains or faucets at more than a dozen local school buildings over the last couple of years.
Unfortunately, stories about elevated lead levels in the water at the nation’s schools are an all too common occurrence and have been reported from coast to coast. Just last.......[Read More]
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation of Diesel Exhaust in Fire Stations
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to identify diesel exhaust, particulate matter and other pollutants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11th, 2018 Just over a year ago, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) evaluating diesel exhaust exposure at two fire stations. HHE Report No. 2016-0094-3267 was initiated after a chief of several fire stations expressed concerns over potential fire fighter exposure to diesel exhaust in the stations’ living quarters.
Air samples were taken at the fire stations for elemental carbon and 1-nitropyrene. The air quality was also monitored for.......[Read More]
EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Discovery of 16 New Cladosporium Species
EMSL Analytical, Inc. congratulates Dr. Željko Jurjevic on his discovery.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 9th, 2018
EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientists from around the world, have discovered new Cladosporium species from indoor environments. More than 500 new Cladosporium isolates from sample collected indoors were investigated from a worldwide survey of indoor mycobiota; collected mainly in China, Europe, New Zealand, North America and South Africa.
The scientists used a polyphasic approach, employing three loci, as well as morphological examinations and cultural.......[Read More]
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Tick Testing for Borrelia burgdorferi
EMSL Analytical provides test kits and analytical services to identify the bacterium that causes Lyme disease from infected ticks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 8th, 2018 May is recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month and it is also the beginning of tick season. It is a time when government agencies, healthcare advocates and those dedicated to educating the public about the condition and ways to avoid infection join together to increase awareness of this important topic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported nationwide. However, studies suggest the actual number of people.......[Read More]