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Children’s Makeup Removed from Shelves after Reports of Possible Asbestos and Heavy Metals

EMSL Analytical offers manufacturers, retailers and the public comprehensive product testing services to help protect people from exposure hazards.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 18, 2017 Last month, media outlets from coast-to-coast broadcasted reports about the possible discovery of hazardous materials in makeup marketed to young girls. According to the news reports, a powdered makeup product sold at one of the leading national chain stores for young girls may have contained asbestos and several other heavy metals. The retail chain that sold the product announced they had stopped selling the makeup as the company conducted its own investigation. Any makeup applied to the face in a powder.......[Read More] [All News]

OSHA to Begin Final Rule Enforcement Actions Soon to Protect Construction Workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica

EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services to identify crystalline silica to protect workers from occupational exposures.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 17, 2017 On September 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement actions for the new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. According to the agency, this final rule was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to this known respirable hazard. Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring materials and.......[Read More] [All News]

Potential Worker Exposures to Mercury and Asbestos Results in OSHA Complaint

EMSL Analytical provides mercury, asbestos and other hazardous material testing services from occupational and environmental samples to protect workers and the public.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16, 2017 This summer, multiple media outlets reported about a worker who tested positive for elevated levels of mercury after working on a project at a New Hampshire power generating facility. The employee has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming workers were not adequately protected, as they were exposed to materials containing mercury and asbestos.  Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to thousands of products in the past to strengthen them and to.......[Read More] [All News]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Organizes First Fungal Disease Awareness Week

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratories that can identify fungi from both indoor and outdoor environments.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 15, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners launched the first ever Fungal Disease Awareness Week, which is taking place on Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th. In an effort to emphasize the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases at the beginning stages of a patient’s illness, the CDC is encouraging healthcare providers and patients to “Think Fungus” especially when symptoms of an infection are not improving with treatment. According to the CDC,.......[Read More] [All News]

EMSL’s Materials Testing Lab Provides Nanomaterials Analysis

EMSL Analytical, Inc.'s materials testing laboratory is available to analyze nanomaterials.

Salem, NH, August 14, 2017 Nanomaterials are steadily becoming a ubiquitous part of engineering, being used for everyday consumer electronics, advanced therapy drug delivery systems and more. The size and properties of these materials present unique opportunities for engineers seeking to create new products to push the boundaries of material, chemical, and electrical engineering. Special instrumentation and expertise is needed for the analysis of materials in the nanoscale. EMSL Analytical, Inc. works directly with process engineers and.......[Read More] [All News]

Maradol Papayas Believed to be the Salmonella Source in Multi-State Outbreak

EMSL Analytical provides testing services to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens to protect the public from foodborne illnesses.

Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10, 2017 Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about an outbreak of infections due to Salmonella. At the beginning of the month, at least 47 people have been infected with the outbreak strain in 12 states. A dozen people have had to be hospitalized and one death has been reported in New York City. The agencies have reported that epidemiologic and laboratory evidence collected to date indicates that Maradol papayas imported.......[Read More] [All News]