EMSL Syracuse’s Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives NYSDOH ELAP Accreditation
EMSL Syracuse's Laboratory has received accreditation from the New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NYSDOH ELAP) for asbestos analysis.
Syracuse, NY, September 24th, 2021 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Syracuse, New York testing laboratory has received accreditations for asbestos analysis in solid and hazardous waste, and air and emissions by the New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NYSDOH ELAP). EMSL Syracuse’s laboratory provides these asbestos testing services by utilizing polarized light microscopy (PLM) and the NIOSH 7400 method using phase contrast microscopy (PCM). In addition, the laboratory.......[Read More]
Naturally Occurring Asbestos Exposure Risks Present at Bodies of Fresh Water in Washington
EMSL Analytical provides asbestos testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify asbestos from naturally occurring deposits and in man-made environments.
Seattle, WA, September 22nd, 2021 People visiting a particular creek and river in Washington have been warned that disturbing the grounds in and around the waterways could expose them to asbestos hazards. This is all the result of a slow-moving landslide that began decades ago and has been dumping sediment that contains naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) into the waterways. Seasonal flooding along the creek deposits the sediments into the river and onto the surrounding land. As the sediments dry, they can become airborne due to the wind or.......[Read More]
Pet Food Company Recalls Multiple Brands of Dog Food Due to Aflatoxin Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to identify mycotoxins and other contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 17th, 2021 Earlier this summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a pet food company’s recall of various lots of six different brands of dog food that were distributed to retail stores nationwide. The voluntary recall was initiated because the products have the potential to contain levels of aflatoxin above the acceptable limit. Fortunately, at the time of the recall notice, the manufacturer did not know of any illnesses associated with the products. However, pet owners.......[Read More]
Which States May Have the Most Water Service Lines Containing Lead?
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, soil, paint, and dust samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 16th, 2021 The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently released a report about water service lines containing lead that is still being used across the United States. In the document, the NRDC estimates there are between 9.7 to 12.8 million of these service lines delivering water to the public, likely in all 50 states. This is important information as lead is rarely found in source water, but it can enter the water supply as it comes in contact with plumbing materials that contain it. In most.......[Read More]
Fungal Disease Awareness Week and Ways to Mitigate Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, and easy-to-use test kits to identify microbial pathogens, respiratory irritants, allergens, and asthma triggers.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 14th, 2021 Fungal Disease Awareness Week takes place this year from September 20th through the 24th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners have organized the week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment. This year brings new challenges as the CDC states that it is important to consider fungal diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic because the symptoms of some.......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Hydrazine and Other Industrial Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify and mitigate chemical exposure hazards in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 9th, 2021 Hydrazines are described by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) as clear, colorless liquids with an ammonia-like odor. There are numerous kinds of highly reactive hydrazine compounds that easily catch fire. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), hydrazines are used in many industries, such as the manufacturing of rocket propellants and fuels for spacecraft. Examples of other workers at potential risk of being exposed to hydrazine.......[Read More]