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Legionella Bacteria Found in Manhattan School

EMSL Analytical has 7 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories throughout the United States and Canada.

New York, NY, September 3rd, 2015 On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a cooling tower tested positive for Legionella bacteria causing the Convent of the Sacred Heart School to cancel classes. The school, located on East 91st Street, brought in an environmental engineering firm to properly disinfect the cooling system. Classes are scheduled to resume the week of September 7th.   This past August, New York legislation mandated that all cooling towers in the city to be tested regularly for Legionella.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL Acquires Ownership of 3 Hygeia Laboratories in CA, TX and FL

EMSL Analytical has over 35 testing laboratories throughout North America.

Cinnaminson, NJ, September 3rd, 2015 On September 3, 2015, EMSL Analytical, Inc. will acquire three testing laboratories from Hygeia Laboratories Inc. (Hygeia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardno. EMSL will continue to operate the Sierra Madre, California laboratory from its current location until further notice, while the Houston and Miami laboratories will merge with EMSL’s existing laboratories in those respective cities.   Founded in 1993, Hygeia Laboratories Inc. provides analysis for asbestos, bacteria, environmental.......[Read More] [All News]

Bacterial Infection Causes Minnesota Teen’s Death – Not Suspected Amoeba

EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent human illnesses.

Minneapolis, MN, September 2nd, 2015 This summer, the nation’s media reported about the death of a Minnesota teen who was suspected of having primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), caused by a brain-eating amoeba. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last month that the teen actually succumbed to bacterial meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.   Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus, can cause many types of illnesses known as.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL’s Charlotte Laboratory Approved by AIHA for Gravimetric Analysis

EMSL Charlotte earns AIHA accreditation for gravimetric testing services.

Charlotte, NC, September 1st, 2015 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Charlotte laboratory is now accredited for gravimetric testing by NIOSH 0500, 0600 and NIOSH 5000 through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP).   EMSL Charlotte (Laboratory ID: 192283) is in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 international standard and AIHA-LAP, LLC requirements.   “We are.......[Read More] [All News]

Quebec Affected by Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

EMSL Analytical has 7 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories across North America.

Montreal, QC, August 31st, 2015 Since August 20th, health officials have confirmed 18 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including two deaths in Berthierville, Quebec. Based on an article released by CBC News, it is believed that the cooling tower at the local skating arena may be the source of the outbreak. The city shut down the suspected source on August 22nd. With a 10 day incubation period, more cases are likely to be reported through early September. The outbreak in Berthierville is not the only occurrence of this disease in.......[Read More] [All News]

Look for Common Interior Sources of Water Damage to Prevent Mold Growth

EMSL Analytical provides testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold and other indoor environmental contaminants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 31st, 2015 Water damage to a property can be caused by everything from a natural flooding event or indoor plumbing leak to a sewer backup. If it occurs, water inside a property can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some circumstances, can even lead to structural damage.   Depending on the source of water, it may contain bacteria, mold, viruses and chemical contaminants. Even water damage due to clean water can result in the growth of mold indoors in less than 48 hours........[Read More] [All News]