NIOSH Offers Health Screening for Black Lung Disease in Miners
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides environmental testing to monitor for coal dust to protect against coal workers’ pneumoconiosis and other respiratory concerns.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 21st, 2018 In early March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced it would offer a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners as part of the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The screenings are intended to provide early detection of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung, a serious but preventable occupational lung disease caused by breathing respirable coal mine dust. NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., stated,.......[Read More]
Auditoriums with Fire Curtains Advised to Test for the Presence of Asbestos
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides environmental testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to analyze all types of samples for asbestos.
Charlotte, NC, June 20th, 2018 Southstrand News recently published a story about the temporary closure of an auditorium at a university in South Carolina. According to the article, asbestos was discovered after an annual test of the facility’s fire curtain found asbestos on the stage and in the material used in the fire curtain itself.
To protect the health of building occupants, the auditorium was closed and will remain so until the fire curtain is replaced. Unfortunately, asbestos-containing materials were used for decades.......[Read More]
Are Some Workers Inadvertently Exposing Family Members to Lead Hazards?
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services to identify lead exposure risks from occupational and residential sources to help safeguard against lead poisoning.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 18th, 2018 Occupational exposure to lead has been recognized as a health threat for a number of years. This is why today, there are a number of rules and regulations in place that are meant to protect workers from exposure hazards. However, if these regulations are not followed, or if workers have no idea they are being exposed to lead, they, and even their families, could be at risk of lead poisoning.
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) states that indeed a secondary source of lead exposure.......[Read More]
Indoor Ice Arena Switches to Electrical Resurfacing Machinery to Breathe Easier
EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality testing services and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of airborne pollutants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 15th, 2018
Recently, Michigan’s Petoskey News published a report about the local indoor ice arena’s new resurfacing machine that runs on electricity. Until earlier this year, like so many indoor ice arenas across North America, the facility depended on an ice resurfacing machine that ran on fossil fuels.
Each time the old machine was used it would release harmful exhaust gases and particulate matter (PM) into the air of the arena. These pollutants impact a significant number of people as there are.......[Read More]
Employees Leave City Hall after Mold Discovery and Health Concerns
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to protect workers and building occupants.
Houston, TX, June 13th, 2018 Recently, KPRG in Texas broadcast a report that a number of police officers and workers that are based out of City Hall stopped entering their workplace due to concerns over mold. Before the action was taken, employees complained of respiratory issues and rashes from their time spent in the building that housed city hall and the police department. While it’s unclear exactly how the mold took hold in the building, anytime there is a flooding event, water leak, broken plumbing or humidity issues it can lead.......[Read More]
Industrial Agriculture and Occupational Exposure to Organic Dusts
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers air testing services to identify organic dusts, asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 11th, 2018
In late March, the Journal-Courier published a story about the growing number of agricultural workers that are beginning to recognize the respiratory issues so many suffer from are often related to their environmental exposures at work. The article highlights cases and discusses various organic dusts that farmers and ranchers may be exposed to on the job.
One of these conditions, known as organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS), is an acute respiratory illness found in agricultural workers who inhale organic.......[Read More]