Deadly Waterborne Amoeba Contracted After Swim at Water Park
EMSL Analytical provides PCR testing services for Naegleria fowleri to provide for the rapid identification of this waterborne amoeba from environmental samples.
Raleigh, NC, September 23rd , 2019 Public health officials, along with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Cumberland County Department of Public Health, announced that an individual passed away earlier this year after contracting an illness caused by an amoeba. Amoeba is naturally present in warm freshwater during the summer and was contracted in a 6 acre man-made lake at a water park in North Carolina. According to a statement from the NCDHHS, laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease.......[Read More]
ATSDR Publishes Final Toxicological Profiles for TCE and PERC
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene, environmental and vapor intrusion testing services for trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and other hazardous chemicals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 19th , 2019 This past June the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) published final Toxicological Profiles (Tox Profiles) for trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PERC). These Tox Profiles are revised and republished as necessary and are designed to succinctly characterize the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described in the document. The Tox Profile for TCE describes it as a colorless, volatile liquid with two major uses, as a.......[Read More]
Lead Exposure Hazards Found on Aging Playground Equipment
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from paint, dust, soil, air and water samples.
Buffalo, NY, September 17th , 2019 In July of this year, a California county’s comptroller sent a letter to the County Executive to inform him that lead paint on playground equipment in multiple county parks had been confirmed. In the letter it was reported that multiple layers of peeling and flaking paint on playground equipment was discovered after testing. Multiple media outlets have also published articles about the discovery and The Buffalo News states, “Paint samples from a dozen old slides and swing sets.......[Read More]
Assessing Property Damage and Environmental Hazards Left by Hurricane Dorian
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to identify hazards in homes, schools and businesses following hurricane damage.
Raleigh, NC, September 12th , 2019 Earlier this month, Hurricane Dorian decimated parts of the Bahamas and caused widespread damage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The hurricane hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds, heavy rain and storm surge that resulted in numerous fatalities and massive flooding. Thousands of residential, commercial and institutional properties were damaged or destroyed in the Bahamas. In fact, some estimates of destruction in the Bahamas list over 13,000 homes and businesses.......[Read More]
Identifying Potential Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks at Recycling and Reuse Facilities
EMSL Analytical provides analytical services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to identify and safeguard against exposure to chemical and microbial hazards.
Atlanta, GA, September 11th , 2019 With over 7 billion people on the planet, recycling has become increasingly necessary and an important part of creating a modern and sustainable society. Hundreds of millions of tons of waste are recycled each year and countless workers are involved in occupations that recycle or reuse residential, commercial and industrial waste. While recycling is good for the environment and has created new industries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that it can also be.......[Read More]
Hotel Temporarily Closes to Investigate Potential Sources of an Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Atlanta, GA, September 10th , 2019 Earlier this summer, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that a number of guests that stayed at an Atlanta hotel have been treated for Legionnaires’ disease. The outbreak caused the evacuation and a temporary closure of the hotel as environmental professionals sought to determine the source of the bacteria that causes the disease. The international hotel chain that operates the property announced the facility will be closed for nearly a month according to a report from.......[Read More]