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EMSL Microbiologist Identifies Two New Species from Aspergillus section Usti

EMSL Analytical congratulates Dr. Željko Jurjevic on his discovery.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 26th, 2016 EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, identified two isolates that were encountered from sampling fungi in a built environment that could not be placed under a described species. Dr. Jurjevic along with Dr. Stephen W. Peterson discovered Aspergillus asper and Aspergillus collinsii as distinct species in section Usti. Through phenotypic analysis, the two isolates were suggested to belong in Aspergillus sect. Usti. DNA isolation was conducted along with comparison to other species in.......[Read More] [All News]

Spring Maintenance Tips for a Healthier Indoor Environment

EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor allergens, pathogens, irritants and pollutants.

Cinnaminson, NJ, April 25th, 2016 With the return of spring and warmer weather, now is an excellent time to check the condition of a home or commercial property. Performing some preventive maintenance tasks now can help to ensure a property is in good condition to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable place for the coming months. Preparing a property for spring and the upcoming sweltering summer temperatures could also help to increase the building’s energy efficiency and prevent costly repairs. Some of these same tasks could help.......[Read More] [All News]

Increase Reported in Flint Area Deaths Associated with Legionnaires’ Disease

EMSL Analytical offers both PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

Ann Arbor, MI, April 22nd, 2016 Earlier in April, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated the number of deaths that have been associated with people in Genesee County who have developed Legionnaires’ disease. According to the MDHHS, 12 deaths and 91 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have now been identified in the county from 2014 through 2015.The agency reports, “The public health investigation has looked at a number of potential exposures that the ill people may have experienced, which.......[Read More] [All News]

Tragedy Highlights the Dangers of Exposure to Ammonia in the Workplace

EMSL Analytical provides multiple testing methods to determine the presence of ammonia to protect workers and the public from exposure hazards.

Boston, MA, April 20th, 2016 Last month, WFXT-TV published a report about the death of a warehouse worker in Boston. The tragic incident occurred at a refrigerated seafood warehouse after the man was overcome by fumes caused by an ammonia leak.According to the news report, workers began to notice a strong odor and could actually see a leak occur. The warehouse is believed to store over 5,000 gallons of ammonia, and when emergency personnel first arrived they were unable to immediately get to the victim because of the concentrated.......[Read More] [All News]

Florida Lawsuit Filed after Employees Claim Exposure to Bat Guano, Mold and IAQ Issues

EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing services to identify Histoplasma capsulatum and other fungal contaminants.

Orlando, FL, April 19th, 2016 Recently, it was reported that pounds of bat feces were discovered in the ceiling above an office in a Florida state government building in Tallahassee. The Orlando Sentinel has since reported that the state is moving 1,500 workers from multiple agencies out of the facility to new locations.The newspaper also reported that three state workers have filed a lawsuit against the companies that manage and own the building. The lawsuit claims the workers suffered health issues due to the bat guano, mold and air.......[Read More] [All News]

Dallas Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives TDSHS License

EMSL Analytical's Dallas location now able to accept samples for asbestos analysis in materials and environmental samples to help prevent exposure.

Dallas, TX, April 15th, 2016 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Dallas, Texas laboratory has received the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) license for asbestos PLM analysis. EMSL Dallas is now ready to accept samples for asbestos analysis in materials and environmental samples to help prevent exposure.“EMSL is proud to receive this TDSHS license and extend asbestos testing services throughout Texas,” said Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL’s Asbestos Division. “Testing is crucial.......[Read More] [All News]