Elevated Levels of Copper and Lead Discovered in Tap Water in Salt Lake County Following Over-Fluoridation Event
EMSL Analytical offers comprehensive water testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of drinking water contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 18th , 2019 In February, Sandy Public Utilities posted a Notice of Recent Drinking Water Quality Event. The utility from the Salt Lake City area reported that a fluoride chemical feed system malfunctioned, causing an excessive amount of it to be added to drinking water at one location. The utility responded by flushing the drinking water lines. The agency reported to residents, “While the malfunction has been corrected and fluoride levels at the affected areas are again within the range required by.......[Read More]
Inn and Conference Center Closes Pool and Spa as Precaution After Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 17th , 2019 Recently, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) began an investigation into four cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with an inn and convention center in Polk County. Four people have been identified who became ill between January 22nd and the 27th. Each reported spending time at the inn and convention center prior to their illnesses; however, none of the ill people were overnight guests at the hotel. According to a MDH news release: MDH investigators are working with the hotel.......[Read More]
Indoor Shooting Range Faces Costly OSHA Penalties Due to Employee Lead Exposure Issues
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure risks to safeguard workers and the public.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 15th , 2019 Last year, a health alert was issued by the Bell County Public Health District in Texas regarding elevated lead levels at a local indoor shooting range. According to their report, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had informed the agency of an inspection that was conducted at the facility that found lead dust and airborne levels above the permissible exposure limit (PEL). OSHA recently announced that the company that operates the indoor range is facing penalties of over.......[Read More]
EMSL Charlotte Accredited by NCDEQ for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Testing
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Charlotte laboratory is now NCDEQ accredited for PCBs in solids.
Charlotte, NC, April 11th , 2019 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Charlotte, North Carolina laboratory has added polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) testing to its list of accreditations through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Water Resources. EMSL Charlotte can now analyze organic PCBs in solids via EPA Method SW-846 8082A. PCBs were used as an additive in some caulks in the past due to their water and chemical resistance, durability and elasticity. The chemical.......[Read More]
Evaluating Flood Risks, Potential Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services and inspection tools to identify water damage and the presence of indoor hazards following all types of flooding events.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 11th , 2019 A number of areas across North America have recently experienced flooding events due to the spring thaw and heavy rains. Anytime there is a flood it can cause devastating damage to a home, business or other type of building, so it’s important that people understand flood risks in their area. In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that just 1 inch of water can cause $25,000 of damage to a typical home. It’s essential to recognize that because if a flood.......[Read More]
NYC Health Department Launches Lead Awareness Campaign for City’s South Asian Community
EMSL Analytical provides environmental, food and consumer product testing to identify lead and other contaminants to protect the public and prevent costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 8th , 2019 Earlier this year, the New York City Health Department (NYC Health) launched an awareness campaign focused on lead exposure within the South Asian community. The announcement was part of the city’s LeadFreeNYC initiative that aims to address lead exposure risks for area residents. The NYC Health announcement states, “While peeling lead paint remains the primary source of lead exposure in young children among all races and ethnicities, some traditional consumer products used in the.......[Read More]