EPA Announces Plans to Expand the Scope of TRI Reporting Requirements for Ethylene Oxide
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify ethylene oxide and other chemical exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 21st, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it will be taking steps under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to advance environmental justice, improve transparency, and increase access to environmental information. The agency’s plan includes expanding the scope of TRI reporting requirements to include additional chemicals and facilities, including facilities that are not currently reporting on ethylene oxide (EtO) releases. Ethylene oxide is an organic compound produced in large.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Phosgene and Other Industrial Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate chemical exposure hazards in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 17th, 2021 Phosgene (COCl2) is a colorless nonflammable gas that has the odor of freshly cut hay. It is a manufactured chemical and as a gas at room temperature (70º F) is heavier than air but is sometimes stored as a liquid under pressure or refrigeration. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports it is used in the manufacture of other chemicals such as dyestuffs, isocyanates, polycarbonates, and acid chlorides; it is also used in the manufacture of pesticides and pharmaceuticals........[Read More]
Meth Lab Discovery Leaves Behind Toxic Chemical Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify hazardous chemicals and residues left by clandestine meth labs.
Indianapolis, IN, June 15th, 2021 Law enforcement officers in Ohio recently uncovered an active drug lab in an Ohio county. A home was being used to produce methamphetamine (meth) which resulted in agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Clandestine Drug Lab Unit having to carefully dismantle the meth lab due to the dangerous chemicals involved. Unfortunately, many illegal meth labs are still being found each year and many more may never be discovered by authorities. Meth labs are dangerous when in use and after if not.......[Read More]
Hundreds of Thousands of Charm Sets for Children Recalled Due to Lead Concerns
EMSL Canada offers consumer product testing for lead and other regulated substances to assist companies in staying in regulatory compliance.
Toronto, ON, June 11th, 2021 Over 329,000 metallic charms that are part of jewelry designed for children were recently recalled in Canada because it contained lead over the allowable limits, according to Health Canada. The charms, manufactured in China, were sold in Canada from January of 2003 through April of this year. The lead was discovered as part of Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program. According to the recall notice: Under the Children's Jewelry Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to.......[Read More]
Collagen Supplement Recalled Due to Undeclared Fish Allergen
EMSL Analytical provides supplement and food testing services to identify allergens and assist companies in complying with food testing and labeling requirements.
Orlando, FL, June 9th, 2021 A dietary supplement company recently issued an allergy alert and product recall of its collagen capsules. Florida officials notified the company about an undeclared fish ingredient which prompted the recall of over 13,500 units of the product that had been sold online and did not have the required allergen labeling. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted the announcement which states that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Barium and Barium Compounds
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to identify exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 4th, 2021 Barium is a chemical element that is described by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) as a silvery-white metal that exists in nature only in ores containing mixtures of elements. It combines with other chemicals such as sulfur or carbon and oxygen to form barium compounds. Barium compounds are used by the oil and gas industries to make drilling muds and are also used to make paint, bricks, ceramics, glass, and rubber. Potential routes of exposure listed by the ATSDR include: .......[Read More]