Dozens of Shipyard Workers to Receive Part of $7.5 Million Settlement After Lead Exposure
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify lead and other heavy metals to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 21st , 2019 Back in early 2017, health officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Health released the results of an investigation at a shipyard in Wisconsin. The investigation looked into occupational exposures to lead. Of the 233 shipyard workers tested for exposure, 171 had elevated levels of lead in their blood according to media reports. Lead is one of several toxic heavy metals that workers retrofitting old ships may encounter. Just recently, a settlement was announced with more than.......[Read More]
Mold Issues at VA Medical Center Create Concerns for Employees and Patients
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and test kits to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 18th , 2019 Late last year, the Tampa Bay Times published a report about mold issues at the nearby VA Healthcare System. According to the article, a number of workers have been moved from their offices due to the presence of elevated levels of indoor mold. The column discusses past employee complaints that go years back. It also identifies one of the species of mold that was identified by consultants hired to investigate the situation. The mold is known as Aspergillus and some types of it can be a major.......[Read More]
Montreal Laboratory Receives PALA Accreditation for Air Microbiology Analysis
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Montreal, Québec Laboratory in Canada is PALA certified.
Montreal, QC, January 15th , 2019 EMSL Canada, Inc. is proud to announce that its Montreal laboratory has received certification from the Laboratory Accreditation Program (PALA) administered by the Centre of Expertise in Environmental Analysis of Quebec (CEAEQ). The laboratory is now accredited for air microbiology laboratory testing including fungal air, fungal bulk and Legionella analysis. EMSL’s Montreal laboratory received authorization from the Quebec Ministry of Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change’s.......[Read More]
Indoor Mold Concerns All Too Common Due to Residential Marijuana Cultivation
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and easy to use test kits to identify mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 14th , 2019 Recently, the Daily Camera published a story about a Colorado man who was arrested for renting homes in the area and leaving them damaged with tens of thousands of dollars of needed repairs. The man is believed to have been using the residential properties to grow marijuana. According to the article, the homes had extensive damage to the walls, floors, electrical systems and plumbing. The homes were also reported to have strong marijuana odors even after they were empty. There was also water.......[Read More]
Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Can Appear Long After Hailstorm Damage
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and test kits to identify indoor environmental hazards associated with property damage.
Wallingford, CT, January 11th , 2019 WFSB recently broadcasted a report about a severe hailstorm that hit Granby, Connecticut last summer. The news station interviewed property owners that had significant damage to their homes that ranged from roof and siding issues to problems involving skylights and garage doors. Some of the residents were still waiting for repairs to be completed months after the storm due to a slow response from their insurance provider. As time goes on, and repeated rainstorms have hit the area, new.......[Read More]
Imported Curry Powder Recalled Due to Elevated Levels of Lead
EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to help companies identify lead and other contaminants to protect the public and prevent costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 10th , 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a spice mix recall initiated by a New York importer after it was discovered that the product contained elevated levels of lead. Product sampling was conducted as a result of a consumer complaint regarding elevated blood lead levels in a child and FDA testing of the product confirmed elevated levels of lead in the spices. The spices, used in curry powders, were imported from India, Turkey and Egypt and were sold.......[Read More]