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Understanding Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Health

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers air quality testing services and monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants both indoors and outdoors.

Cinnaminson, NJ, February 24, 2017  The average person breathes about seven to eight liters of air per minute, so the quality of the air they are exposed to can have a significant impact on their health and well-being. This is true for both the air we are all exposed to outside, as well as the air in our homes, schools and businesses.Increases in air pollution have been linked to decreases in lung function and increases in heart attacks. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an Air Quality Index.......[Read More] [All News]

FREE Mold, IAQ and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop to Be Held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a free workshop for inspection professionals in South Florida.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 24, 2017  EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a free Mold, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Industrial Hygiene (IH) sampling workshop. The workshop will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 15, 2017. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM followed by training from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.This free workshop will start off by providing in-depth information on IAQ and microbial sampling topics. The afternoon section will detail IH sampling and products will occur. A tour of EMSL’s Fort Lauderdale laboratory will.......[Read More] [All News]

Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead concerns from drinking water, paints and other sources.

Ann Arbor, MI February 23, 2017  Last month, CNN published a report about plans in Flint, Michigan to help improve the lives of thousands of residents impacted by the city’s water issues with lead contamination. According to the report, as many as 4,000 homes in the city may have up to two aging brass faucets replaced at no charge since brass faucets and other brass components were identified as a significant contributor of lead during recent testing.The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan.......[Read More] [All News]

Could the Duct Work in Your Home or Office be Causing Indoor Air Quality Issues?

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers air quality testing services and monitoring instruments to identify airborne pollutants in homes, schools and commercial properties.

Cinnaminson, NJ, February 22, 2017  The air ducts in a home or building are a crucial component of the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Air ducts allow for ventilation and a path for conditioned air to provide a comfortable indoor environment for families or building occupants. However, if the ducts become dirty and contaminated, they may not operate efficiently and could create indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns.To help prevent air duct contamination, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.......[Read More] [All News]

Are NDM-Producing CRE Infections Spreading Outside of Healthcare Settings?

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers environmental testing services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent infections and outbreaks.

Cinnaminson, NJ, February 21, 2017 In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published information about six patients in Colorado who are believed to have acquired community-associated, New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) producing Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). NDM-producing CRE is an emerging global superbug threat that in the past has primarily been associated with healthcare exposures, such as hospitalizations, outside of the United States.CRE are a family of germs that are difficult to treat.......[Read More] [All News]

Identifying and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Manganese

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify potentially hazardous materials to protect workers and the public.

Cinnaminson, NJ, February 21, 2017  Manganese is a metal that is found in many types of rocks. It occurs naturally in most foods and may be added to some foods. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that consuming a small amount of manganese from food or water is needed to stay healthy. However, exposure to elevated levels can cause health concerns.Manganese is used principally in steel production to improve hardness, stiffness and strength. It can be released into the air, soil and water from the.......[Read More] [All News]