National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Mitigating Exposure Risks to Lead in Homes, Schools, and Businesses
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify lead hazards from air, soil, paint, dust, water, and more.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 15th, 2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For 2021, this annual event takes place from October 24th through the 30th. According to HUD: About 3.3 million American households, including 2.1 million low-income households, have children under 6 years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards. Even.......[Read More]
EPA Releases Final Rule Revoking All Tolerances for Chlorpyrifos on Food
EMSL Analytical provides pesticide testing services to mitigate exposure to these and other potential chemical hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 13th, 2021 In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would stop the use of the pesticide, chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. The EPA states the pesticide has been found to inhibit an enzyme, which leads to neurotoxicity, and has also been associated with potential neurological effects in children. In a final rule released that month, the EPA revoked all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos, which establishes an.......[Read More]
FDA Warns of Hair Smoothing Products That Release Formaldehyde When Heated
EMSL Analytical provides consumer product and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify formaldehyde from hair products and other materials.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2021 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a Cosmetics Facts bulletin warning that some hair smoothing or straightening products contain or release formaldehyde, which can be harmful. When such products are heated, formaldehyde gas is released into the air and can cause serious irritation to the eyes, nose, and lungs. FDA cautions: Breathing in formaldehyde gas can be harmful and cause immediate reactions ranging from irritation of the eyes and throat to coughing,.......[Read More]
Scooters Recalled Due to Barium Exposure Risks from Surface Coatings
EMSL Analytical offers barium and other metal testing services to identify consumer products that do not meet regulatory requirements and could pose an exposure hazard.
Toronto, ON, October 7th, 2021 Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of thousands of imported 3-wheel scooters designed for young children that were sold throughout Canada from September of 2019 through August of this year. The recall occurred after the surface coating and applied surface coating components of the scooters were found to contain a barium compound in excess of the allowable limit under the Canadian Toys Regulations. In Canada, children’s toys and related products that have a surface coating material applied to.......[Read More]
The Indoor Microbiome and Monitoring for Exposure Issues
EMSL Analytical offers environmental laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, and monitoring instruments to help detect microbial pathogens, allergens, and respiratory irritants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 5th, 2021 A few months ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of new online content about the indoor microbiome. The agency describes all the living microorganisms inside of an indoor environment, and their by-products, as an indoor microbiome. Most of these microorganisms come from people, pets, pests, air, water, and areas of active microbial growth indoors, according to the EPA. The microbiome that surrounds us all is diverse and dynamic. It is made up of bacteria, viruses,.......[Read More]
Chemical Hazards Left Behind in Properties Used as Clandestine Meth Labs
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify hazardous chemicals and residues created during methamphetamine production.
Ann Arbor, MI, September 30th, 2021 Two men were recently arrested by officers of a county sheriff’s department in Southwest Michigan after the discovery of a meth lab in a home, according to multiple media outlets. To safely dismantle and dispose of the meth lab, officers from a special unit of the Michigan State Police were called in to help. Several toxic chemicals are used to make methamphetamine. These can be a serious threat to first responders, current occupants, and even for future building occupants if the chemicals and.......[Read More]