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Asbestos a Concern at Multiple Fire Stations in Southern California

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers analytical services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos from indoor environments and in common building materials.

San Diego, CA, December 7, 2016 Last month, San Diego’s NBC 7 broadcasted a report about the poor conditions found at a number of fire stations in Southern California. The report highlighted aging fire stations that have not been maintained due to a lack of funding. These stations could now pose serious health concerns for the firefighters based in these buildings.At one station, firefighters have been forced to live in trailers behind the fire station due to water damage that uncovered asbestos. In total, three fire stations are.......[Read More] [All News]

Nationwide Recall of Some Grated Cheese Products Due to Salmonella Concerns

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens to protect the public from food borne illnesses.

Cinnaminson, NJ, December 6, 2016 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a voluntary nationwide recall of several grated cheese products. The company that produced the food items announced the recall after laboratory testing of a cheese product discovered potential Salmonella contamination issues.Fortunately, no illnesses were reported at the time of the recall. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States, Salmonella causes 1.2 million.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL Analytical, Inc. Expands Magnetic Materials Testing Laboratory

The magnetic materials te sting services offered at EMSL Analytical, Inc. provide answers and solutions to companies, manufacturers and government agencies.

Cinnaminson, NJ, December 5, 2016 Magnetic materials are used in countless industrial and consumer products that modern society depends on every day. These materials are used in everything from credit cards and electric motors to generators and various medical and scientific instruments. Magnetic materials are also found in speakers, microphones and magnetic recording media. These are just a few of the innumerable items that the use of magnetic materials makes possible.While most people are familiar with ferromagnetic materials, such as.......[Read More] [All News]

Tennessee Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Buildings and Many Others Damaged by Smoke Residues

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes and businesses.

Cinnaminson, NJ, December 2, 2016 Massive wildfires in Eastern Tennessee have torched hundreds of homes and businesses and has even taken the lives of several residents. Many neighborhoods were evacuated and several were even placed under curfew.Numerous homes and businesses have tragically been lost to the fires, but in certain cases, some buildings remain standing next to others that have burned to the ground with little visible damage. However, many of these buildings have been impacted by the tremendous amount of smoke generated by the.......[Read More] [All News]

Bay Area Media Takes a Comprehensive Look at Lead Poisoning Hazards

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and consumer test kits to identify lead hazards and to protect the public.

San Leandro, CA, December 2, 2016 Last month, the Bay Area’s KRON new channel spent a week examining lead contamination dangers and the impact it has on people living in the region. The media outlet broadcasted and printed multiple reports about a range of lead exposure risks.The stories examined everything from lead exposure due to contaminated drinking water to hazards caused by lead-based paints found both inside and outside of people’s homes. The use of lead-based paints was banned in housing in 1978, but parts of many cities.......[Read More] [All News]

CDC States that Most Legionnaires' Disease Cases are Caused by Potable Water

EMSL Analytical, Inc. has 16 CDC ELITE accredited testing labs throughout the country, including 3 in New York, to help prevent Legionella outbreaks.

New York, NY, December 1, 2016 Following a case of Legionnaires’ disease in a resident at a senior living home in New York, the facility has been taking extra precautions and conducting testing to help prevent any further outbreaks.The source of the illnesses has not yet been identified and no other residents developed the disease based on recent reports.Legionnaires’ disease is a very serious form of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria. Those who have weakened immune systems are the most at risk of getting the.......[Read More] [All News]