Things to Know About Mold at Home, Work or School
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify mold to protect families, workers and students from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 25th, 2016This summer, a Pennsylvania company agreed to pay over $100,000 for wrongfully firing an employee who complained about the presence of mold at the plant they worked in. The worker had first brought concerns about mold exposure to their employer and then to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workers are not the only ones who have become increasingly aware of exposure risks associated with elevated levels of mold. Students, teachers and the general public have become more informed about.......[Read More]
Identifying Exposure Concerns to Asphalt Fumes
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing and sampling to identify asphalt fumes to protect workers and the public from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 24th, 2016 Asphalt, or bitumen, as it is called in many other parts of the world, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. The primary use of asphalt is for road construction where it is mixed with aggregate particles. It is also commonly used to seal flat roofs and in waterproofing products, such as roof felt and shingles.According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), over a half-million workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt. Health effects from.......[Read More]
Mold and Other Contaminants are Common Finds During Louisiana Cleanup and Rebuilding Efforts
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify microbial and chemical hazards following historic floods.
Baton Route, LA, August 23th, 2016 According to Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, at least 40,000 homes and businesses were damaged by the historic floods that hit the state earlier this month. The damage and destruction were the result of two feet of rain that fell in just a two-day period. Twenty of the state’s parishes have been included in a federal disaster declaration and approximately 60,000 people have already signed up for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Many of the damaged.......[Read More]
Baton Rouge Testing Lab Offers PCR Based Sewage Contamination for Recent Flooding
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers Bacteroides testing to assist with sewage contamination.
Baton Rouge, LA, August 19th, 2016
Earlier in August, large amounts of rainfall across Louisiana has led to flooding across the state. In additional to property damage and mold growth, residents in the flooded areas should be aware of potential sewage contamination. Environmental sewage contamination can affect drinking water and food supplies.“Residents affected by the recent flooding should be aware of the health risks associated with sewage contamination,” said Diane Miskowski, MPH, National Legionella Program Manager.......[Read More]
EMSL’s Three Lab Locations Equipped and Staffed to Handle Lead and Copper in Drinking Water Samples
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers lead and copper in drinking water analysis.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 18th, 2016 Last year, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reported that over 5,000 drinking water systems in the United States violated the federal law for lead levels in water supplies. After 1,110 community water systems were analyzed, it was revealed that over 10% of the homes tested had lead levels of 15 parts per billion (ppb), which is over the action level established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In 1991, the EPA started enforcing a lead and copper rule for public water.......[Read More]
Flood Damage Cleanup Begins in Baton Rouge, Testing Lab Provides Mold Testing
EMSL Analytical Inc. offers testing services to assist areas affected by flooding to identify mold.
Baton Route, LA, August 17th, 2016
In August, large rain storms across Louisiana caused flooding across the state. Record river levels caused thousands to evacuate from their homes. As residents are allowed to access their homes again, many are assessing damage caused by the flooding.Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and mold. Property owners should inspect their property for signs of water damage including walls, ceilings, floors, attics, crawl spaces as well as areas.......[Read More]