Identifying Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution from Kitchens
EMSL Analytical offers air testing services, sampling supplies, and air monitoring instruments to identify combustion gases, particulate matter, and organic chemicals produced during the cooking process.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 22nd, 2021 Across the United States and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of restaurants and commercial kitchens. In people’s homes, the kitchen is the place where many families gather and spend time together. Unfortunately, in some instances, kitchens can also be a significant source of indoor air pollution if there is a lack of ventilation. Exhaust from restaurants and commercial kitchens can even cause outdoor air pollution issues in some urban environments. Exposure to elevated levels of these.......[Read More]
EMSL’s Denver Laboratory Adds Fire & Smoke Damage Testing Capabilities
Colorado residents now have local access to EMSL’s laboratory services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes, schools, and businesses.
Denver, CO, July 20th, 2021 Less than a month into the summer season and wildfires have already had a devastating impact on residents in Colorado and the surrounding states. Numerous wildfires have scarred hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness and damaged or destroyed countless homes and businesses in the region. While some homes and buildings have tragically been completely lost to the flames, many more have been impacted by the tremendous amount of smoke that these wildfires generate. This smoke can drift vast distances, impacting.......[Read More]
New Species Findings Discovered by EMSL Scientists
The recent discovery of new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, and one species moved to another genus.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 19th, 2021 EMSL’s scientists, Dr. Željko Jurjevic and Dr. Sergey Balashov, with colleague, Dr. Vit Hubka from the Czech Republic, recently discovered a new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, from an outside wall of an alcohol distillery. They also moved one species, Exophilia placitae, to another genus, Neophaeococcomyces placitae. “Dr. Balashov and Dr. Jurjevic’s expertise for scientific discovery continues to add unprecedented information on fungi by describing new species in various.......[Read More]
Imported Game Designed for Young Children Recalled Due to Lead Hazards
EMSL Analytical offers toy and other consumer product testing services for lead and other regulated substances.
Denver, CO, July 16th, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of an imported toy designed for children as young as 3. The metal rollers on the bottom of the flying dinosaur figures that come as part of the game contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. The toys were made in China and imported by a company based in Colorado. The recalled toys were sold exclusively through a major online retailer from February of this year through April. Consumers are advised to.......[Read More]
Ceramic Products Identified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as the Source of Recent Lead Poisoning Cases
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services to identify lead exposure risks from pottery, paint, dust, air, water, soil, and other materials.
Wallingford, CT, July 14th, 2021 The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced last month that some ceramic products being sold at small neighborhood stores throughout the state have tested positive for lead. The ceramics were identified by the DPH as the source of lead poisoning for two children in separate families, one of the children’s parents also tested positive for lead poisoning. According to a state official, if ceramic ware products are available for sale, the products must be directly labeled as, ‘not.......[Read More]
PCBs Discovered Under Old Floor Tiles at Construction Site
EMSL Analytical provides material, industrial hygiene, and indoor environmental quality testing services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls and other regulated substances.
Buffalo, NY, July 12th, 2021 Last month, multiple media outlets reported about the unexpected discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a former department store that is being converted for new community uses in New York. According to the news reports, PCBs were discovered when old floor tiles were being examined for the possible presence of asbestos. The PCBs are believed to have come from the adhesive used to hold down the floor tiles. While many people are aware that PCBs were once used in old fluorescent light ballasts and some.......[Read More]