EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Discovery of New Fungal Species Monochaetia massachusettsianum
EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, takes part in discovery of new species of fungi, Monochaetia massachusettsianum.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 27th , 2020 EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientist Pedro W. Crous, discovered a new species of fungi. Monochaetia massachusettsianum was named after Massachusetts, where the fungal culture was collected. Monochaetia is a genus of fungi in the family Amphisphaeriaceae. Species in the Amphisphaeriaceae family are typically plant parasites and cause leaf spot diseases on various hosts. Monochaetia is characterized by acervular conidiomata, fusoid and transversely.......[Read More]
Over 25,000 Pounds of Sausage Products Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
EMSL Analytical provides testing to identify a wide range of microbial contaminants in both animal and human foods and beverages, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Indianapolis, IN, January 27th , 2020 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced that a sausage company in Ohio was recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall includes 15 ready-to-eat sausage products that were produced on several days in late October and one day in November of 2019. The products, many of which were made as pizza toppings, were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and.......[Read More]
Toronto Asbestos Testing Lab Offers NIOSH 582 Equivalency Course
Join EMSL Canada's NIOSH 582 Equivalency Course on February 24th through the 27th in the Greater Toronto Area.
Toronto, ON, January 24th, 2020 EMSL Canada, Inc.’s four-day NIOSH 582 Equivalency Course will be held on February 24th through the 27th at the Corporate Event Centre in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This class will be instructed by EMSL’s leading asbestos expert, Michelle McGowan. Registration begins at 8:30 AM followed by the training which will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. The NIOSH 582 Equivalency Course will cover asbestos regulations, phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and the NIOSH 7400 Method. In addition,.......[Read More]
Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Not Linked to Fires Kills More Than 400 Americans Each Year
EMSL Analytical provides air testing services and supplies monitoring equipment to prevent exposure hazards to carbon monoxide and other deadly gases in homes, schools, factories and businesses.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 23rd , 2020 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 400 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning not linked to fires. In addition, 20,000 people visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized annually due to CO exposure. Carbon monoxide is found in fumes produced any time fossil fuels are used in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, water heaters, gas ranges, furnaces or generators. Improperly.......[Read More]
Construction Project Raises Indoor Air Quality Concerns at Courthouse in Massachusetts
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify exposure issues during construction and renovation activities.
Boston, MA, January 21st , 2020 A district courthouse outside of Boston had to shut down operations and temporarily move to another facility in late 2019. The courthouse was undergoing repair activities that caused indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns expressed by court staff. According to an article by the Everett Independent, an environmental assessment of the building found potential respiratory irritants, including dusts, chemicals and mold. Anytime construction, repair, remodeling or demolition activities take place in an.......[Read More]
Fire Station Where Mold Was Recently Found Is Shut Down Permanently After the Discovery of Structural Issues and Asbestos
EMSL Analytical provides material and environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos, mold, lead and other potential exposure hazards.
Weymouth, MA, January 20th , 2020 In late 2019, it was announced by multiple media outlets that a fire station in North Plymouth, Massachusetts was being permanently shut down after asbestos was found in the plaster used on the walls. The discovery followed recent structural concerns that came to light and the discovery of mold caused by a roof leak. According to news reports, in addition to closing down the fire station, the town is in the process of notifying anyone who worked in the building over the past ten years about the.......[Read More]