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Transplant Patients affected by Mold Outbreak at a Pennsylvania Hospital

EMSL Analytical offers testing services and sampling supplies to test of mold in indoor environments.

Plymouth Meeting, PA, February 9th, 2016 Last year, a hospital in Pennsylvania discovered some transplant patients were contracting a fungal infection after their operations. Four patients were diagnosed with infections that are suspected to be caused by a mold outbreak at the hospital. The hospital put their transplant program on hold last September. Shortly after the hospital went through a review of treatments and procedures, the transplant program started to operate again. As of this February, all four patients affected by the mold.......[Read More] [All News]

Contractor Penalized for Improper Asbestos Removal

EMSL Canada offers asbestos testing services to help with building demolition and remodels.

Toronto, ON, February 8th, 2016 In January, a Canadian contractor was convicted of illegally dumping asbestos-containing material as well as wearing improper protective apparel during the removal. The home he was hired to remove asbestos-containing insulation from was not properly sealed in order to prevent asbestos from potentially entering other areas of the residence. It was also discovered that the asbestos-containing material removed was not stored or disposed of correctly. Exposure to asbestos can lead to health issues such as lung.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Crisis in Flint Continues as Lead and Legionella Issues Have Residents on Edge

EMSL Analytical offers testing services and sampling supplies to identify lead, Legionella and other contaminants and microbial pathogens.

Ann Arbor, MI, February 5th, 2016 Earlier this month, officials in Michigan began laying out their plans to address the water crisis in Flint. This follows an earlier declaration of a state of emergency for Genesee County and an ongoing multi-agency investigation into the water contamination that exposed thousands of people to elevated levels of lead. The lead crisis began when the water utility began sourcing water from the Flint River to save money. Its corrosive properties leached lead from pipes and plumbing fixtures exposing.......[Read More] [All News]

Winter Storms Create Ice Dams Resulting in Water Damage and Mold Growth

EMSL Analytical offers moisture detection equipment to identify water damage and mold testing services, sampling supplies and test kits.

New York, NY, February 4th, 2016 Last month brought the Blizzard of 2016 to much of the East Coast. The storm dropped from six inches of snow in Georgia to almost 27 inches in New York’s Central Park. Some parts of the Northeast received up to 40 inches of snow. For New York City, it was the second highest snowfall amount in recorded history. All of this snow can mean problems for residential and commercial property owners in the form of ice dams.  Roofs with significant snow accumulation are often susceptible to the formation.......[Read More] [All News]

Jersey Shore Properties Spared by Hurricane Sandy Damaged by Strong Winter Storm

EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify chemical and microbial hazards following flood damage.

Cinnaminson, NJ, February 2nd, 2016 In late January, a powerful winter storm pounded the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with record snowfall in many areas and a storm surge that inundated some coastal communities. An area particularly hard hit were the beach communities along parts of the Jersey Shore. Some area residents are now faced with worse damage to their homes and businesses than was caused by Hurricane Sandy back in 2012. Media reports showed portions of communities such as North Wildwood, Sea Isle and Stone Harbor suffered.......[Read More] [All News]

Legionella Found in an Orlando Hospital

EMSL Analytical offers Legionella testing services in its 13 CDC ELITE laboratories across North America.

Orlando, FL, February 1st, 2016 In early January, a hospital located in Orlando, Florida tested positive for Legionella earlier this January. A patient at the hospital was discovered to be infected by Legionella. Testing was done to confirm Legionella was in the hospital’s water source. According to hospital officials, the water system was then cleaned by an outside company.Legionella is a type of bacteria that is commonly found naturally in water and can occur either in the environment or in manmade environments. Past outbreaks.......[Read More] [All News]