Violation of Federal Lead Regulation Results in the Recall of Neck Pillows Designed for Children
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for lead and other heavy metals.
Orlando, FL, July 14th, 2020
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that a company out of Florida was recalling four models of children’s neck pillows. The plush fabric pillows, sold from November of last year through earlier this year, came in pink, blue, gray and green. The pillows were imported from China and information published by CPSC states that the paint on the zippers and zipper pulls contained levels of lead (Pb) that exceed the federal lead paint ban. The agency also warns that.......[Read More]
Industrial Hygiene Testing for 1,3-Butadiene to Protect Workers from Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify 1,3-butadiene and other potentially hazardous chemicals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 13th, 2020
1,3-Butadiene, produced by the processing of petroleum, is a colorless gas with a mild odor that can be condensed into a liquid. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it is mainly used in the production of synthetic rubber, but is also found in smaller amounts in plastics and fuel. Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene mainly occurs in the workplace reports OSHA, including the following industries: synthetic elastomer (rubber and latex) production, petroleum refining,.......[Read More]
Mercury Hazards from Accidental Spills and Indoor Sources Still Found in Some Homes and Buildings
EMSL Analytical provides mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metal testing services to identify exposure risks and assess remediation projects.
South Portland, ME, July 9th, 2020
Earlier this year, a mercury spill at a postal service center in Maine caused a temporary disruption and isolation of a part of the facility. Workers were tested for exposure and environmental professionals began remediation procedures to remove the hazard. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. It exists in several forms: elemental or metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds and organic mercury compounds. Pure mercury is a liquid metal that.......[Read More]
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry Sickens almost 100 People in 28 States
EMSL Analytical offers environmental and food testing services for Salmonella, E. coli and other microbial pathogens to protect families and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 8th, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted information about another outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry. In nine of the last 10 years, the agency has reported on at least 12 outbreaks taking place across the United States. In this most recent case, at least 97 people in 28 states have been infected. The infections resulted in 17 hospitalizations and 30% of all infections were in children younger than 5 years of age. The CDC reports that.......[Read More]
EMSL’s Corporate Headquarters Expands Accredited Radiological Testing in Samples from the State of Louisiana
EMSL Analytical offers radiological testing in non-potable water samples for radon, gross alpha and gross beta.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th, 2020
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Cinnaminson, New Jersey laboratory has added four new scopes of accreditation to its Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP) certificate. EMSL Cinnaminson can now analyze the following four tests in a non-potable matrix: Radium-226 by EPA 903.0 Method, Radon by SM 7500-Rn B Method, Gross-Alpha by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method, and Gross-Beta by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method. When dissolved in water, radionuclides are known to be.......[Read More]
First U.S. State Bans the Use of Industrial Chemical Linked to Health and Environmental Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides testing services to identify trichloroethylene and other chemical exposure risks associated with occupational, environmental and vapor intrusion hazards.
Minneapolis, MN, June 18th, 2020
In May, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota signed a bill into law that will ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the state. The TCE ban goes into effect by June 1, 2022 and the new law makes Minnesota that first state in the nation to ban the industrial chemical. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TCE is a volatile organic compound (VOC) used mostly in industrial and commercial processes. TCE is used as a solvent, as an intermediate for refrigerant manufacture and as a.......[Read More]