Peter Donato Appointed Laboratory Director at EMSL’s Phoenix Laboratory
EMSL welcomes Peter Donato to its Phoenix laboratory.
Phoenix, AZ, August 28th, 2015
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Donato as Phoenix’s Laboratory Director. Peter received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from California State University before earning his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Peter joins EMSL with 15 years of laboratory experience.
Peter is a highly experienced microscopy analyst specializing in Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Phase Contrast and Polarized Light.......[Read More]
Outbreak of Fungal Lung Infections Affects More than Two Dozen in Wisconsin
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent human illnesses.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 27th, 2015
In August, Wisconsin’s WAOW broadcasted a report about a cluster of lung infections caused by a fungal pathogen commonly found in moist soil and associated with decomposing organic matter. The infection is known as blastomycosis and is caused by inhaling airborne fungal spores.
Fungi are a natural part of the environment and can be found all around us. Some types of fungi, including those found in the natural environment and others found in mold infested indoor environments, can cause.......[Read More]
Is Toxic Lead Lurking in Your Water Supply?
EMSL Analytical offers testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify lead and other contaminants in drinking water.
Montreal, QC, August 24th, 2015
According to CBC News, in late July, Memorial University in St. Johns, Canada temporarily closed its campus after higher than acceptable levels of lead were found in the drinking water of several buildings. The campus reopened several days later as bottled water and special lead-removing filters were added to some of the drinking fountains as more tests were conducted.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Lead is rarely found in source water, but enters tap water.......[Read More]
Radon and Other Natural Sources of Radiation Exposure
EMSL Analytical offers testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon hazards in people’s homes, schools and work environments.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 21st, 2015
Even though many people may not be aware of it, radiation is all around them. In fact, this natural “background” radiation has been here since the birth of the universe.
People are exposed to small amounts of radiation from natural sources every day. This radiation exposure can be measured. In the United States, the dose, which is the amount of radiation energy absorbed by the body, is most commonly reported in millirem (mrem). For example, a chest x-ray will cause a person to receive.......[Read More]
New York Governor Passes Historic Cooling Tower Regulation to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks
EMSL Analytical has 7 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories across North America.
New York, NY, August 20th, 2015
On August 17th, 2015, Governor Cuomo of New York announced new emergency health regulations mandating that all cooling towers across the state must be registered, inspected and tested to help prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria. This is the first regulation in the United States that requires, by law, Legionella testing in cooling towers as well as establishes numerical limits that require disinfection. This regulation has been passed after the worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York.......[Read More]
Tenants Advised to Inspect for Mold and Water Damage before Renting a Home or Apartment
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and easy-to-use test kits for consumers to help identify mold and other contaminants in rental properties.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 19 th, 2015
In early August, KTVB broadcasted a story about an Idaho family who had to move out of the home they were renting due to mold. After the family brought in a mold inspection professional to investigate their claims, long-term water and moisture damage was found that supported the growth of fungi in the residence.
Allergic reactions to mold are common and can be immediate or delayed. Repeated or single exposure to mold, mold spores or mold fragments may even cause non-sensitive individuals to.......[Read More]