Free Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene and Fire & Smoke Investigations Workshop in Michigan
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to host this comprehensive day-long training course that will take place in Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 22nd.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 23rd, 2018
EMSL Analytical, Inc. announced its hosting a free Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene and Fire & Smoke Investigations Workshop on Thursday, March 22 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Industrial hygienists, building science consultants, facility managers, fire restoration contractors, and environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals involved with indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and fire and smoke damage services are invited to take part in EMSL’s complimentary workshop........[Read More]
EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Discovery of New Aspergillus Species
EMSL Analytical, Inc. congratulates Dr. Željko Jurjevic on his discovery.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 21st, 2018
EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientists from around the world, have discovered a new Aspergillus species after successfully splitting Aspergillus candidus in two. Aspergillus candidus is a species frequently isolated from stored grain, food, indoor environments, soil and occasionally from clinical material.
Through DNA sequencing from four loci, one new species, Aspergillus dobrogensis was discovered. The separation of A. dobrogensis from Aspergillus candidus is.......[Read More]
Renters of Single Family Homes and Apartments Not Always Informed of Lead Poisoning Hazards
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead in homes, schools and work environments.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 20th, 2018
Recently, the Blade published an article about renters not being told of lead hazards in the homes they rent in Ohio. The investigative report looked into cases in major population centers across the state where families, including those with young children, had no idea their rental homes had lead-paint hazards.
Unfortunately, cases like these happen all too frequently across the entire United States. There are existing federal laws meant to protect renters from lead hazards, but these are not.......[Read More]
Are New Furnishings Causing Chemical Exposure and Indoor Air Quality Concerns?
EMSL Analytical provides air testing services and sampling supplies to measure volatile organic compounds to protect building occupants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 19th, 2018
Recently, the Washington Post published an article about the threat posed to people in their own homes due to indoor air pollution. The report specifically looked at exposures to chemicals such as formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that off-gas from a number of furnishings, flooring products and building materials into the air people breathe indoors.
VOCs include a wide range of chemicals, some of which may have short-term and long-term adverse health effects. According to the.......[Read More]
Another Hot Tub in Washington Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Seattle, WA, February 16th, 2018
Just a few months after KEPR published a report about several members of a popular gym being diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease that was linked to a hot tub at the facility, it appears there has been another hot tub related outbreak in the state. According to a recent article from the Yakima Herald-Republic, two men have come down with the disease from an athletic club. The report states that the hot tub in the men’s locker room tested positive for the bacteria that causes the.......[Read More]
Dozens of Washington Families File Lawsuit over PCBs in Schools
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls in schools, homes and commercial buildings.
Seattle, WA, February 15th, 2018
Last month, Washington’s K5 News reported about dozens of families that have filed a lawsuit against the state, a local school district and a chemical manufacturing company due to what the plaintiffs claim are toxic classrooms that have negatively impacted their health.
The main culprit in the lawsuit revolves around the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly referred to as PCBs. According to the story, students and teachers were exposed to PCBs that were found in the light ballasts.......[Read More]