Parts of VA Medical Center Temporarily Closed after Mercury Spill
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services to identify mercury and other potentially hazardous materials.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 15th, 2017
Last month, it was reported that parts of the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati had to be closed after a construction mishap resulted in mercury spilling onto the floor. According to media reports, the spill occurred when a portion of a non-functioning drain pipe was removed during construction activities that for unknown reasons had mercury in it. In response, hospital administrators shut down portions of the building until the extent of the spill could be assessed and properly.......[Read More]
Increased Legionnaires’ Disease Rates in Connecticut Linked to River System and Watershed
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires' disease.
Wallingford, CT, December 14th, 2017
Researchers have made a connection to areas in Connecticut that have been experiencing a higher occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease dating back to 1999 to the proximity of these locations to certain rivers and watersheds. The study, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, found an increased number of sporadic Legionnaires’ disease cases were related to elevated rainfall and greater stream flow. Researchers concluded that their findings confirmed a possible link between.......[Read More]
Media Investigates Lead Dust Exposure Risks at Royal Canadian Mounted Police Shooting Range
EMSL Canada, Inc. provides testing services to help identify lead hazards to safeguard workers and the public at shooting ranges.
Mississauga, Canada, December 13th, 2017
Recently, CBC News in Canada published a report about potential lead exposure risks to employees of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) working out of one of the agency’s buildings in Winnipeg. The article shares the lead poisoning concerns of a civilian RCMP employee who had to access a dusty file room for over 15 years that was located next to an indoor firing range. According to the article, the indoor range has now been closed for a planned upgrade “to meet all current.......[Read More]
Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Allergy Sufferers
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify indoor allergens to help those who suffer from winter allergies.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 12th, 2017
With the first day of winter taking place later this month, people in many parts of North America have been spending more time indoors as cold or freezing weather takes hold. Unfortunately, during this time of year, indoor allergies can be a significant issue for many allergy sufferers.
Although indoor allergies are sometimes confused with the common cold, if the condition lasts for more than 10 days, the cause is likely due to allergies and not a cold. Winter allergy sufferers may feel tired.......[Read More]
Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers
EMSL Analytical provides air testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify substances known to cause or trigger asthma in the workplace.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 11th, 2017
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information about a study the agency conducted that examined work-related asthma and the percentage of those with the condition who have received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
According to the agency, adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease and just 54% of adults with work-related asthma, asthma triggered by an.......[Read More]
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Reaches 20 CDC ELITE Legionella Testing Laboratories in North America
EMSL Analytical, Inc. takes the lead in the Legionella testing market with 20 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories within its network.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 8th, 2017
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that it now has 20 CDC ELITE proficient Legionella laboratories within its network, which spans across the United States and Canada. EMSL takes the lead in the Legionella testing market. In addition, EMSL has three NYELAP proficient testing laboratories in the state of New York. This program supersedes the CDC certification in New York.
“With the recent passage of ASHRAE 188 for preventing legionellosis in building water systems, along with.......[Read More]