Indoor Environmental Quality is a Key Component of a Successful New School Year
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify indoor environmental quality issues and to assess infection control efforts.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, September 23rd, 2022
Across the United States and Canada, students and teachers are returning to classrooms to start the new school year. Once again, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) will need to be a top priority as new coronavirus variants continue to emerge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. The virus may also spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or.......[Read More]
CDC Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles Bought Online
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services and sampling supplies to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens to prevent exposure risks and to help pinpoint the source of an outbreak.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 22, 2022
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to the purchase of small turtles. At the time of the CDC notice, 15 illnesses in 11 states had been reported. Five of the infected people had to be hospitalized and a number of the sick individuals were children.
CDC warns that the true number of sick people is likely higher than the number reported, and that the outbreak may not be limited to the states.......[Read More]
Confirmed Naegleria fowleri Infection Results in Temporary Beach Closure
EMSL Analytical provides rapid PCR testing services for Naegleria fowleri to identify this waterborne amoeba from environmental samples to help protect against life-threatening infections.
St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2022
Last month, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced that the beach at Lake of Three Fires State Park in Taylor County would be closed temporarily for swimming. The closure is a precautionary response to a confirmed infection of Naegleria fowleri in a Missouri resident with recent potential exposure while swimming at the beach.
According to the announcement:
Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic single-celled free-living amoeba that can cause a rare life-threatening infection of the.......[Read More]
Hurricane Fiona Leaves Behind Exposure Risks in Homes and Businesses across Puerto Rico
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify microbial and chemical exposure hazards left by storm damage.
Miami, FL, September 20th, 2022
Hurricane Fiona left a path of destruction and property damage across much of Puerto Rico. Powerful gusts and up to 30 inches of rain in areas caused widespread flooding, mudslides and downed power lines leading to most of the islands’ electrical system shutting down and residents without clean drinking water. As people across Puerto Rico now begin to assess the damage and start their cleanup and rebuilding efforts, it’s imperative that they recognize potential hazards they will likely.......[Read More]
State Attorney General Files Lawsuits against 5 More Landlords for Noncompliance with Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to landlords, tenants, property managers and property owners to help identify lead-based paints and other exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 19, 2022
Last month, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced that his office had filed lawsuits against five more landlords for noncompliance with lead poisoning prevention laws. According to an official statement from the AG’s Office, all of the lawsuits involved properties where significant lead hazards were found and a child was determined to have lead poisoning. These five new lawsuits are in addition to twelve others filed since last fall against landlords who have failed to fully.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Carbon Disulfide and Other Industrial Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify and mitigate chemical exposure hazards in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 16, 2022
Carbon disulfide is described by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a colorless liquid with an ether-like odor. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that carbon disulfide evaporates at room temperature and the vapor is more than twice as heavy as air.
Many industries use carbon disulfide as a building block in organic chemistry and as an industrial solvent. NIOSH lists some examples of workers at potential risk of being exposed.......[Read More]