Parents Learn of Lead Dust Hazards at Two Facilities Serving Children in North Carolina
EMSL Analytical provides indoor and outdoor environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead and other hazardous exposure risks.
Charlotte, NC, May 27th , 2020
In a North Carolina County, officials from its Environmental Health and Safety Division conducting routine inspections in facilities that serve the public recently discovered lead (Pb) dust hazards. Two Raleigh, North Carolina locations, a daycare and a private school, were both found to have unsafe lead dust levels. According to the county officials, operators of each facility were notified and provided guidance for cleaning up the dust. Letters were also mailed to families whose children may.......[Read More]
Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards and Respiratory Concerns for Workers Exposed to Wood Dust
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 20th , 2020
For employees of companies involved with woodworking and processing facilities, the presence of wood dust is a normal part of daily operations. Wood dust is composed of very fine particles of wood that are created during many types of woodworking procedures. This dust can be a respiratory hazard for workers when it is airborne as particulate matter (PM). Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms; mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms; irritation to the eyes,.......[Read More]
Tool Kit Designed for Children Recalled Due to Lead Content and Toy Safety Requirements
EMSL Analytical offers comprehensive lead testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from toys, consumer goods, paint, dust, food, water and soil samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 19th , 2020
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently posted information about the recall of over 20,000 children’s tool kits. The kits were purchased by consumers from stores and online from September of 2002 through November of last year in the United States and Canada. According to CPSC, the tool belt, hammer and suspenders in the kit contain excessive levels of lead (Pb), violating the federal lead content standard. In addition, the toy goggles and hardhats do not meet toy.......[Read More]
IEQ Challenges Building Owners and Operators May Encounter When Reopening Buildings Closed for Weeks Due to COVID-19
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of potential exposure risks in buildings that were closed due to COVID-19.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 18th , 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on human health, institutions, financial markets and the business community has been extensive. The novel coronavirus has infected millions and caused tragic deaths across the globe. It also resulted in major disaster declarations in all 50 states and many countries across the globe restricting people to their homes and closing non-essential businesses. As these restrictions are lifted, and people return to work, and normal daily activities, businesses and institutions.......[Read More]
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Tick Testing for Borrelia burgdorferi
EMSL Analytical provides highly sensitive testing services and sample collection test kits to identify the bacterium that causes Lyme disease from infected ticks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 14th , 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Approximately 30,000 cases of the disease are reported to the agency by state health departments and the District of Columbia each year; however, recent estimates using other methods suggest that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease annually in this country. In North America, the disease is caused primarily by the bacterium, Borrelia.......[Read More]
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Preventing Exposure to Allergens, Asthma Triggers and Respiratory Irritants
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, May 7th , 2020
The month of May is recognized as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This makes this month a special time for those impacted by asthma and for organizations dedicated to asthma control and education to join together to increase awareness about the disease and ways to prevent or mitigate exposure risks to asthma triggers and allergens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. The agency reports that 1 in.......[Read More]