Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Methyl Alcohol and Other Industrial Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to identify potential chemical exposure hazards in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, December 6th, 2021
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) describes methyl alcohol, also known as methanol, as a colorless liquid with a strong odor that is used in many industries. For instance, methyl alcohol is used in solvents, deicers, and in the manufacturing of plastics, polyesters, and other chemicals. Methyl alcohol is a poisonous substance that can be absorbed through the eyes, skin, lungs, and digestive system. Overexposure can cause death. As such, workers in industries.......[Read More]
Manufacturer Faces $300K+ in Proposed Penalties for Failing to Protect Workers from Hexavalent Chromium and Cadmium
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services and sampling supplies to protect workers and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, December 3rd, 2021
Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that an aircraft parts manufacturer in New England did not take the required steps to identify potential exposures and protect employees from hexavalent chromium and cadmium. OSHA inspectors determined employees at the company faced exposure and possible overexposure to the toxic substances while electroplating, mixing and preparing, and painting and removing paint on small aircraft parts. The agency conducted the.......[Read More]
Health Department Issues Traditional Ceramic Ware Lead Warning
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services to identify lead exposure risks from pottery, paint, dust, air, water, soil and other types of samples.
Carle Place, New York, December 1st, 2021
The New York City Department of Health recently issued a lead warning to New Yorkers. The Department told residents to avoid using traditional, non-food safe clay pots, cups, and dishes (ceramic ware) for cooking or serving food and drinks. According to the warning notice:
The Department investigated 15 cases of lead poisoning in children and adults associated with the use of these types of ceramic ware with elevated blood lead levels as high as 53 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) in.......[Read More]
Private Wells and the Importance of Water Quality Testing
EMSL Analytical offers water testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify microbial and chemical contaminants from private wells and other water sources.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 24th, 2021
More than 13 million households in the United States rely on private wells for drinking water according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency does not regulate private wells nor does it provide recommended criteria or standards for individual wells. In fact, private well owners are responsible for the safety of their water. EPA does offer information regarding the importance of testing private wells and guidance on technologies that may be used to treat or remove.......[Read More]
Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes and Water Damage
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to help identify exposure risks associated with water damage.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 24th, 2021
According to insurance experts, about 1 in 50 homeowners will file a water damage or freezing claim each year. These claims typically cost over $10,000 and many are caused by burst pipes during the cold winter months. Pipes can burst because as water freezes, it expands putting tremendous pressure on both metal and plastic pipes. The potential damage to homes and buildings is significant. Water escaping from a burst pipe can ruin building materials, belongings, furnishing, and can even.......[Read More]
Antifungal Spray Products Recalled Due to the Presence of Benzene
EMSL Analytical provides over-the-counter medicine, consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to detect benzene and other chemical hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 22nd, 2021
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada recently posted information about the voluntary recall of certain lots of over-the-counter antifungal spray products to the consumer level. The recall is due to the presence of benzene in some samples of the products. Benzene is not an ingredient in these antifungal products according to the manufacturer. The aerosol products were distributed from September of 2018 through September of 2021 and were shipped to the United.......[Read More]