Executive Order Withholds County Public Assistance Payments to Landlords of Multi-Family Properties with Lead Issues
EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead in homes, schools and jobsites.
New York, NY, August 23rd , 2019 Several months ago, a New York county issued a new executive order that aimed at preventing its tax dollars from being used to support hazardous living conditions. The executive order is for homes subsidized by the County Department of Social Services (DSS). The New York County had been working to tackle lead problems and elevated blood lead levels in children. Across the county, 5.2% of children tested were found to have the condition, in another NY county, the number grew to 11% as of last year........[Read More]
Indoor Aquatic Center Experiences Partial Closure Due to Air Quality Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality and aquatic testing services to help prevent exposure risks to chemical and biological contaminants.
Calgary, AB, August 22nd , 2019 Parts of an indoor aquatic center in Alberta, Canada were temporarily closed recently according to multiple media outlets. Articles published about the closure stated that the city owned facility took the action to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors due to indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Maintaining healthy IAQ at aquatic centers can be a challenge due to the moist environment that is conducive for microbial growth and the use of chemicals to keep the water clean. One frequent chemical.......[Read More]
Exposure to Particulate Matter on Cruise Ships Examined in New Study
EMSL Analytical provides analytical services and monitoring instruments to identify particulate matter from diesel exhaust and other sources to protect the public and workers.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 21st , 2019 A new study was released earlier this year that examined exposure to particulate matter (PM) on cruise ships traveling the West Coast and Caribbean. An investigation of air pollution on the decks of 4 cruise ships was authored by an associate professor from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University. The study measured PM concentrations on four popular cruise ships in an effort to examine how it impacts air quality. Measurements were taken during different times of the day at.......[Read More]
Pet Food Recall Announced Due to Salmonella Contamination Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides testing to identify a wide range of microbial contaminants in both animal and human foods and beverages, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 19th , 2019 Earlier this summer the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of almost 100 cases of fish food designed specifically for Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as bettas. The company behind the recall reported that the packages in question were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to the recall notice, “Fish with Salmonella infections are not well documented and fish carrying Salmonella typically do not.......[Read More]
Hospital Temporarily Closes Operating Rooms After Mold Discovery
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and test kits to identify water damage, mold and other potential indoor contaminants.
Seattle, WA, August 15th , 2019 Earlier this summer, The Seattle Times published a story about the temporary closure of the main operating rooms at a children’s hospital in Washington. According to their article, 14 rooms were closed after trace amounts of a mold known as Aspergillus were detected. The hospital also published information about the mold discovery and reportedly sent a letter to patients who had surgery at the facility after January 20th of this year. It shares the fact that routine air testing did indeed detect.......[Read More]
New EPA Fact Sheet with National Recreational Water Quality Recommendations Released
EMSL Analytical offers aquatic testing services to identify microbial and chemical pollutants to help safeguard the environment and protect the public and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 8th , 2019 In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Recommended Human Health Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria or Swimming Advisories for Microcystins and Cylindrospermopsin. The new fact sheet reflects the agency’s latest scientific knowledge on the potential human health effects from recreational exposure to these two cyanotoxins. Cyanotoxins are produced by cyanobacteria, known by most as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are naturally-occurring photosynthetic bacteria.......[Read More]