Attorney General of Massachusetts Announces $325,000 Settlement with Three Companies for Alleged Renovation Project Asbestos Violations
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment (PPE) to identify and mitigate exposure risks to asbestos to protect people and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Boston, Massachusetts, March 24, 2023 Last month, the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts announced that a construction company, plumbing contractor and a demolition company will pay up to $325,000 in civil penalties to settle claims of illegal asbestos work during a renovation project at a public university in the state. According to the announcement, the three firms are alleged to have violated the state’s clean air law and asbestos regulations by repeatedly and illegally failing to properly remove and dispose of.......[Read More]
World TB Day and Environmental Testing Resources to Prevent New Cases
EMSL Analytical offers highly sensitive PCR testing methods to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other pathogens from environmental samples to support infection control efforts.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 23, 2023 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details that as recently as 2021, there were 7,882 reported tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States. The agency also estimates up to 13 million people in this country are living with latent TB infection (LTBI). TB is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It typically attacks the lungs, but can also attack other parts of the body. The disease can be spread from a person with the disease of the lungs or throat through.......[Read More]
Tools to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance at Schools and Universities
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify indoor air quality issues to improve learning conditions.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 22, 2023 While the COVID pandemic brought new attention to the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and infection control programs in schools and universities, it has been known for years that student performance and attendance can be impacted by indoor environmental conditions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that programs that promote healthy indoor air quality can:
Increase students’ ability to learn
Improve test scores
Improve adult productivity in the.......[Read More]
Identifying Airborne Allergens in the Built Environment
EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate exposure to allergens, respiratory irritants and asthma triggers.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 21, 2023 With most people spending up to 90% of their time indoors, what they are exposed to in the air in their homes, schools, and work environments has an impact on their health and well-being. This includes the millions of people that suffer from exposure to airborne allergens. Allergies can not only affect a person’s quality of life, but each year they cost society billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity; not to mention allergies are responsible for countless missed school days........[Read More]
EPA and Department of Justice Announce Settlement with a Company for Alleged Lead Violations at Illinois Renovation Projects
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead and other regulated substances.
Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2023 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement with a business to resolve alleged violations of the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations (RRP Rule) at renovation projects the company and its contractors performed in Chicago and area suburbs. According to the EPA, the agency first discovered the alleged violations through customer complaints about a project performed in Evanston, Illinois. EPA learned that the firm.......[Read More]
EPA Announced a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Address PFAS In Colorado
EMSL Analytical offers water testing and monitoring services to detect PFAS and other chemicals to protect the public and the environment from hazardous pollutants.
Denver, Colorado, March 16, 2023 EPA announced the funds for Colorado as part of an allotment of $2 billion to states and territories that can be used to prioritize infrastructure and source water treatment for pollutants, like PFAS and other emerging contaminants, and to conduct water quality testing. These grants are to help protect the smallest and most vulnerable communities. Perfluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFNA, PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other ompounds. PFAS.......[Read More]