DIY Projects and the Importance of Testing for Hidden Exposure Hazards
EMSL Analytical offers material and indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 16th, 2020
Each year, millions of people across North America take on do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects. While these projects can often save money for a homeowner with the skills to successfully complete the project, there are also a number of potential hazards they may encounter. In addition to issues with building code compliance, laws, permits, ladders, sharp tools, and electrical and gas hazards, a do-it-yourselfer could face a myriad of hidden exposure risks. These dangers include asbestos........[Read More]
Dietary Supplement for Babies Recalled Due to Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen
EMSL Analytical provides supplement and food testing services to identify allergens.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 15th, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that company out of Texas had initiated a recall of a dietary supplement designed for babies. The recall involves one batch of the dietary supplement due to a possible undeclared milk allergen. The product was distributed nationwide through internet and retail sales. According to the recall notice, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these.......[Read More]
Building Water Systems in Schools and the Potential Threat of Legionella
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 14th, 2020
With schools and universities reopening across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned that the temporary shutdown, or restricted operation of buildings and reductions in normal water use, may have created hazards for some returning building occupants. One of the potential hazards listed by the agency that should be considered prior to reopening after a period of building inactivity is the accumulation of Legionella bacteria in the premise plumbing. The.......[Read More]
Asbestos Still Remains a Problem in Homes and Buildings Across the United States and Canada 19 Years After 9/11
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify asbestos exposure risks.
New York, NY, September 11th, 2020
Nineteen years after the devastation caused by the 9/11 attacks that released hundreds of tons of asbestos and other hazardous materials across lower Manhattan, asbestos-containing materials can still be found in countless homes and buildings all across the United States and Canada. Due to the many unique properties of asbestos, it was used in thousands of consumer products and building materials over the years. Unfortunately, it has also been known for a long time that exposure to asbestos fibers.......[Read More]
FDA Warns Not to Use Hand Sanitizers Contaminated with 1-Propanol
EMSL Analytical provides product testing services to identify 1-propanol and other potentially dangerous chemicals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 11th, 2020
Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers and health care professionals about certain hand sanitizer products, including some manufactured by a company in Mexico, that are labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, but have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination. 1-Propanol, also known as n-propyl alcohol and not to be confused with 2-propanol/isopropanol/isopropyl alcohol, is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer products marketed in the United.......[Read More]
Study Finds Increased Lead Level Risks for Children in Homes with Unregulated Private Well Water
EMSL Analytical offers water testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead and other contaminants from private wells and other water supplies.
Cinnaminson, NJ, September 10th, 2020
A research article about blood lead (Pb) levels in children from homes with private well water was published this summer in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers reported finding a 25% increased risk of elevated blood lead levels for children living in homes serviced by an unregulated private well as compared to children in homes with water supplied by a regulated utility. According to the researchers, 13% of households in the United States get their water from unregulated.......[Read More]