Multiple Bay Area Construction Firms Fined for Lead Paint Violations
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards to protect workers and keep companies in regulatory compliance.
San Leadro, CA, March 28, 2017 Recently, the San Francisco Examiner published a story about 11 constructions firms in the Bay Area that were cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the previous year for lead paint violations. These firms were penalized $80,000 for violations that could have exposed workers or the public to lead-based paint hazards.In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but the EPA states that if a home was built before that time, there is a good chance it still.......[Read More]
Understanding Asthma Triggers and What is in the Air You Breathe
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers air and indoor environmental testing services to identify multiple asthma triggers to help asthmatics to manage their condition.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 27, 2017 According to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.8% of people in the United States have asthma. That equates to over 24 million people with the chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways.That same year, 3,615 deaths occurred with asthma as the underlying cause. The condition also annually causes millions of missed school and work days, and countless doctor, hospital and emergency room visits. The annual cost of asthma to the nation is.......[Read More]
Final Rule to Prevent New Cases of Chronic Beryllium Disease Goes into Effect this Spring
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides industrial hygiene testing services to identify beryllium and beryllium compounds to protect workers from occupational exposures.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 24, 2017 In May, a new final rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) goes into effect. Its aim is to prevent chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and lung cancer in American workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds.Beryllium is a lightweight and strong metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunications, medical and defense industries. Beryllium and its compounds are important materials, but beryllium is also a highly toxic metal and workers.......[Read More]
E. coli Fears Prompt the Recall of 40,000+ Pounds of Veal
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides E. coli and other foodborne pathogen testing services to help prevent outbreaks and costly food product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 23, 2017 Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that a packing company was recalling over 20 tons of boneless veal products and an undetermined amount of veal cutlets. The products were shipped to distributors in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Canada.The recall came after the Illinois State Department of Agriculture notified FSIS about a positive non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing.......[Read More]
Testing for Lead and Other Common Drinking Water Contaminants is Now Simple and Affordable
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers an inexpensive and easy-to-use test kit to identify lead and other drinking water contamination concerns.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 21, 2017 Over the last year, people across the United States have become much more aware of potential drinking water contaminants. This is in large part due to high profile news reports of lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, and more recently, lead concerns in school drinking water fountains in numerous states.Contaminated drinking water can be a threat to anyone’s health and this can be especially true for young children. Although public water systems are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act of.......[Read More]
Agreement Lacking Between Teachers' Union and School Administrators Over Testing for PCBs
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides information and testing services to identify polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools and other buildings.
Boston, MA, March 20, 2017 Last month, Worcester Magazine published a story about the breakdown in talks between an educational association and its administrators from the public schools over plans for new polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) tests at two area high schools. According to the article, the teacher’s union was involved with a program that tested window caulking for PCBs at the two schools in question back in 2010. The educational association claims “extremely elevated levels” were found in both high.......[Read More]