Yogurt Recalled Nationwide Due to Potential Mold Contamination
EMSL Analytical offers testing services to identify E. coli, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens to protect the public and help prevent costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 15th, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that a plant-based yogurt was recalled due to a potential mold contamination. The company was recalling only one specific flavor of yogurt from just one lot that was manufactured in New York but distributed nationwide. The recall was initiated after recent testing indicated the potential contamination. Fortunately, there has been no confirmed illnesses to date. “The potentially mold contaminated vegan and diary-free yogurt was.......[Read More]
Winter Allergies Often Caused by Common Indoor Environmental Quality Issues
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of microbial and chemical respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 14th, 2021 With the arrival of winter, people in most parts of North America have been spending more time indoors due to the frigid temperatures and fewer daylight hours. With more time spent indoors, and with buildings closed up to keep warm air inside, many people report indoor allergies during this time of year. Indoor allergies are sometimes confused with the common cold, but if the condition lasts for more than 10 days the cause is likely due to allergies and not a cold. Winter allergy sufferers may feel.......[Read More]
Americans Advised to Test Their Homes During National Radon Action Month
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon exposure risks as recommended by the EPA and Surgeon General.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 12th, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is estimated to claim the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each year and is a leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers. Radon can be found all across North America. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil and water. In homes and other buildings, it can accumulate to dangerous levels as it moves up through the ground to the indoor air.......[Read More]
EMSL Provides Testing Services for Legionella Found in Water Systems and Other Man-Made Environments
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 8th, 2021 A Portland apartment complex for senior citizens recently experienced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease after Legionella bacteria was found in the building’s water system. The outbreak led to one fatality, four hospitalized residents and more than 100 residents being urged to leave the apartment complex. This concern came to light after several senior residents contracted pneumonia. Legionella is found naturally in the environment but can proliferate rapidly upon entering many man-made.......[Read More]
Sewage Contamination Testing at EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to help identify sewage and mold contamination exposure risks.
San Leandro, CA, January 5th, 2021 A California city has temporarily closed its seven miles of public beaches for any water contact due to a massive sewage spill that happened at the end of 2020. This spill resulted in approximately 50,000 gallons of dumped sewage, which was the result of a pump station failure that was caused by a power loss. One of the city’s organization’s collected seawater samples to test for sewage contamination levels and will continue to regularly test water until it is deemed safe by state.......[Read More]
Multifamily Residential Building Fires and the Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns Left Behind
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to identify smoke and water damage, microbial growth and the presence of lead, asbestos and other potential hazards after a building fire.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 4th, 2021 The National Fire Data Center reported that multifamily residential building fires accounted for an estimated 109,700 reported fires each year from 2013 to 2015. This is a considerable number for multifamily residential buildings, which include structures such as apartments, town houses, row houses, condominiums and other tenement properties. During those years, cooking (74% of fires) was the leading cause of multifamily residential building fires. Of the cooking fires, 93% were small, confined.......[Read More]