Assessing the Property Damage and Mitigating Exposure Hazards Caused by Hurricane Isaias
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify chemical and microbial exposure risks in homes, schools and businesses following storm damage.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 5th, 2020
Hurricane Isaias went back and forth between a hurricane and a tropical storm as it traveled through parts of the Caribbean and up the East Coast of the United States. The massive storm caused widespread damage with its heavy rain, floods, storm surge and powerful winds. The storm has been blamed for several deaths and millions of people lost power. Many residential, commercial and institutional properties were also damaged. As residents begin to cleanup and rebuild, it’s important that they are.......[Read More]
Guidance for Building Water Quality Following COVID-19 Shutdowns
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services and sampling supplies to identify a wide range of potential exposure risks in buildings that were closed due to COVID-19.
Toronto, ON, July 28th, 2020
As millions of people return to businesses, schools and other institutions that are reopening their doors, health professionals caution about the potential risks in building water systems that have been stagnant for weeks (or even months) due to COVID-19 closures. Stagnant water in building pipes, equipment and water storage tanks is known to cause plumbing issues and concerns related to water quality and appearance. After months of inactivity, standing water can pose potential health risks due to the.......[Read More]
Floods and Other Natural Disasters and the Mold Damage Left Behind
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test to identify water damage, mold growth and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 21st, 2020
Each year, water damage insurance claims result in billions of dollars in payouts and this category of insurance claims consistently ranks as one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. While water damage due to faulty plumbing and appliance issue is the top reason for these claims, weather-related water damage is also a major cause. Not only can water destroy or damage property, it also often leaves behind issues with mold contamination. Mold contamination typically increases the cost.......[Read More]
Mold Contamination Concerns Result in the Temporary Closure of Fire Station
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and building inspection tools to identify water damage, elevated humidity levels and the presence of mold.
Houston, TX, July 20th, 2020
Recently, multiple media outlets published stories about the temporary closure of a fire station in Texas. According to the reports, mold contamination and health concerns for firefighters prompted city officials to announce the closure and move of the first responders to two other stations. It was also stated that this was not the first time the fire station has been closed due to mold issues. Water leaks, faulty plumbing and humidity issues can all lead to the growth of mold indoors. Mold multiplies by.......[Read More]
High Levels of Hexavalent Chromium in Imported Leather Insocks Results in Nationwide Shoe Recall
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for chemicals, heavy metals and microbial contaminants to prevent exposure hazards and costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 17th, 2020
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently posted information about a recall by a U.S. importer and retailer of women’s shoes. The lady’s court pumps, sold in several colors, were imported from China and sold at the company’s retail stores nationwide. According to the recall notice, high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) in the leather insock of the shoe pose a risk of skin irritation. Those who purchased the shoes are advised to stop wearing them.......[Read More]
Air Filter Selection and Routine Replacement Plays a Key Role in Optimizing Indoor Air Quality
EMSL Analytical offers air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, monitoring instruments and inspection tools to identify airborne pollutants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 16th, 2020
The air people breathe in their homes, schools and businesses plays an important role in their comfort and well-being. In properties with forced air heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, picking the correct air filter and regularly replacing it can make all the difference. Air filters trap particulates, including allergens, asthma triggers, respiratory irritants and other contaminants. If not regularly replaced, they can become overloaded with dust and particulate matter.......[Read More]