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Cryptosporidium Outbreak in Pennsylvania Causes Farm to Suspend Guest Contact with Animals

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers bacteria testing to help prevent infection outbreaks.

Plymouth Meeting, PA, April 28, 2017 Recently, a town in Pennsylvania reported over a dozen cases of Cryptosporidium and gastrointestinal illnesses. The cases were linked to a local farm that allowed its visitors to bottle feed young calves and goats. The farm has since ceased the public from coming in contact with the animals.Cryptosporidium is an intestinal parasite that has a fecal-oral transmission route. It is found in water, food, soil or surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from an infected person or animal. Millions of.......[Read More] [All News]

Construction Activities in Occupied Buildings and the Potential Impact on Indoor Environmental Quality

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify airborne contaminants and pollutants during construction projects.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 27, 2017Anytime construction activities take place in an occupied home or building, it can lead to a wide range of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns and even potential health issues. This is due in part to the fact that construction and renovation projects can adversely affect building occupants by the release of airborne particulates, biological contaminants and gases.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) states that particulate material, such as dusts and fibers, are likely to be.......[Read More] [All News]

San Diego School Uncovers PVC Pipes Leaching Vinyl Chloride

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of drinking water contaminates and potential hazards.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 27, 2017Anytime construction activities take place in an occupied home or building, it can lead to a wide range of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns and even potential health issues. This is due in part to the fact that construction and renovation projects can adversely affect building occupants by the release of airborne particulates, biological contaminants and gases.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) states that particulate material, such as dusts and fibers, are likely to be.......[Read More] [All News]

Occupational Ammonia Exposures Result in Costly Fine for a Company in Washington

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services to detect the presence of ammonia and other airborne hazards to protect works and the public.

Seattle, WA, April 25, 2017Last month, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced it had fined a beverage company over $150k for exposing workers to ammonia leaks. The large fine was the result of multiple willful, serious and general workplace safety violations, according to the agency.Ammonia is a manufactured chemical that is also naturally found in the environment. It is comprised of one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen. In the natural environment, ammonia is important to plants and animals as a.......[Read More] [All News]

Workers' Memorial Day and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Testing Services

EMSL Analytical offers industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to safeguard employees.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 21, 2017Each year on April 28th, Workers’ Memorial Day is observed in the United States. It is also the same day that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established back in 1971.According to OSHA, Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers.Protecting the health and safety of.......[Read More] [All News]

World TB Day and Air Testing to Prevent the Spread of Disease

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers cutting-edge testing services to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis from environmental samples to help prevent infections.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 19, 2017 Each year, March 24th is recognized as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. The 24th was chosen because it commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one third of the world’s population is infected by the bacteria, but only a small percentage of infected people become sick. However, the WHO reports that TB is still one of the top ten causes of death.......[Read More] [All News]