Toronto Food Testing Lab Receives A2LA Accreditation
EMSL's Toronto laboratory is now accredited for food analysis and can perform microbial testing on food, food products, feeds, food additives, beverages and environmental samples.
Toronto, ON, March 4th, 2021 EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Toronto laboratory has received accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Program for food microbiology testing services. Toronto’s newest A2LA accreditation includes nine microbial tests on food, food products, feeds, food additives, beverages and environmental samples. Under this program, the laboratory complies with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 along with meeting the requirements of A2LA R204 –.......[Read More]
Legislation Signed in Another State to Ban Many Uses of Trichloroethylene
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify trichloroethylene and other many other chemical exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 25th, 2021 The state of New York recently banned many of the most harmful uses of trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical used in industrial and commercial processes. This new legislation bans the use of TCE as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical in the production of other chemicals, a refrigerant, an extraction solvent, or in any other manufacturing or industrial cleaning processes. "TCE is a highly toxic chemical that's been proven harmful for both humans and the environment, and restricting.......[Read More]
Is Wood Smoke from a Fireplace or Wood-Burning Stove Creating Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Your Home?
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify combustion gases, smoke residues and particulate matter.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 24th, 2021 There are tens of millions of homes across the United States and Canada that have a wood-burning fireplace or stove. During this time of year, fireplaces and stoves are used by some as their primary source of heat and by others for added warmth and to create ambience. In some cities and towns, wood-burning restrictions are sometimes declared when pollution from particulate matter (PM) is forecast to be high. Just as wood-burning devices can add to pollution levels outdoors, they can also create indoor.......[Read More]
Winter Freeze Bursts Pipes Across Texas Resulting in Mold, Lead and Even Asbestos Exposure Concerns
EMSL Analytical offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to help identify hazards associated with water damage.
Houston, TX, February 22nd, 2021 The winter freeze that caused so much destruction across Texas and the surrounding region earlier this month is now expected to cost an estimated $18 billion dollars due to damage to homes and buildings. Much of the damage is directly related to pipes freezing and the water damage that has impacted so many homes, schools and businesses. When the water in a pipe freezes, it expands and creates tremendous pressure. If the pipe breaks, a supply line can easily release hundreds of gallons of water into a.......[Read More]
The EPA Releases Supplement to its Draft Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify 1,4-dioxane and many other potentially hazardous chemicals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 19th, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft supplemental analysis last November to the agency’s 2019 Draft Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane. In the supplemental analysis, the agency included eight consumer uses where 1,4-dioxane is present as a byproduct, meaning when 1,4-dioxane is created from the breakdown of other chemicals. It also now assesses exposure to the general population from 1,4-dioxane in surface water. 1,4-dioxane is a synthetic industrial chemical that also goes.......[Read More]
Assessing Potential Drinking Water Contamination Due to PFAS Use at Airports
EMSL Analytical offers water testing services and sampling kits to detect PFAS and many other chemical hazards.
Denver, CO, February 17th, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it was supporting environmental agencies in Kansas and Nebraska with technical and/or financial assistance to help the states assess the extent of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at various sites. These sites include airports, since PFAS have been used in fast-acting firefighting products, including fire-fighting foams found at military and civilian airports. The EPA reports that airports and military.......[Read More]