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]
Washington State Study Discovers Formaldehyde and Heavy Metals in Cosmetics
EMSL Analytical provides heavy metal, microbial and chemical testing services to identify exposure risks in cosmetics, personal care products and other consumer goods.
Seattle, Washington, March 15, 2023 In January, the Washington State Department of Ecology published a report that investigated the possible presence of lead and other heavy metals in lipstick and examined body lotions and hair products with preservatives that could release formaldehyde. Researchers also tested dark-tinted powder foundations for both formaldehyde and heavy metals. The report, Chemicals in Cosmetics Used by Washington Residents, was requested by the state legislature as it considers a bill that would ban cancer-causing.......[Read More]
Contractors Fined Over $1 Million for Asbestos Removal and Disposal Violations
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to safeguard the public and to help companies comply with asbestos regulations during construction projects.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 14, 2023 Last month, contractors who took part in the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from a commercial property in Pennsylvania were ordered to pay over $1 million to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Clean Air Fund. The civil penalty was for alleged violations of ACHD Rules and Regulations concerning the removal and disposal of ACM. Contractors involved with construction or demolition projects are required to follow regulations that mandate the safe handling and.......[Read More]
Two Home Renovation Companies Ordered to Pay Significant Civil Penalties to Resolve Violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead and other hazardous substances to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.
St. Louis, Missouri, March 13, 2023 In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the agency had ruled that two home renovation companies in Kansas and Missouri must pay civil penalties to resolve violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. EPA alleged that both companies failed to comply with regulations intended to reduce the hazards of lead-based paint exposure resulting from renovations. Each company is now facing penalties of over $40,000 each. According to the EPA.......[Read More]
Minnesota Department of Health Issues Health Advisory for Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to analyze environmental samples for Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 10, 2023 The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a Health Advisory after several cases of Legionnaires’ disease were confirmed in the Duluth area late last year. Two cases were connected to the same apartment complex, attracting the attention of the agency. According to the MDH announcement:
The disease carries high morbidity or mortality and this setting is a seniors-only apartment building, which increases the concern as advanced age is a major risk factor for Legionnaires’.......[Read More]