EMSL Analytical Acquires Pair of Leading Massachusetts Laboratories from TRC
EMSL acquires a pair of leading Massachusetts laboratories from TRC.
Boston, MA, April 26th, 2018
EMSL Analytical, Inc. (EMSL), a leader in the analytical testing industry, announced today it has acquired two of the top environmental testing laboratories in New England from TRC. The labs are located in Woburn and Weymouth, Mass.
Each lab provides quality Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analysis for asbestos as well as mold and fungi in air and bulk samples by direct exam microscopy. The Woburn lab is NVLAP and MA DEP accredited for PLM bulk analysis as.......[Read More]
Simple Test to Determine if Well Water Presents a Lead Poisoning Hazard
EMSL Analytical offers water testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from private wells and other water supplies.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 25th, 2018
Over the last several years there have been numerous reports of elevated lead levels in water sources in states from coast to coast. However, few of these media reports have addressed lead concerns from private wells.
While lead is rarely found in source water, it can enter tap water through the corrosion of plumbing materials, including brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures. These can leach significant amounts of lead into the water, especially with hot water. The Centers for Disease.......[Read More]
Volatile Chemical Products Now a Significant Source of VOCs in Urban Areas
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify volatile organic compounds to protect building occupants from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 23rd, 2018
In February a new study was published in the journal Science, called “Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions”. The study looks at the shift of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that traditionally came from transportation sources to the growing percentage of VOCs that now come from products found in and around homes and buildings.
The abstract to the study states, “A gap in emission inventories of urban volatile organic compound.......[Read More]
Identifying Mystery Odors to Confirm their Source and Composition
EMSL Analytical provides air testing and odor identification services to help resolve both known and mystery odor complaints.
Carle Place, NY, April 19th, 2018
Recently, there were media reports about neighbors of a plastics manufacturer in New York taking legal measures after dealing with strong odors they claim come from the manufacturing plant. A class-action lawsuit has reportedly been filed asking that the company be forced to reduce or eliminate offensive odors emitted from the plant and seeking compensation for the impact the odors have had on people’s property values and the nuisance plaintiffs claim they have had to put up with for so.......[Read More]
Carbon Dioxide and Measuring Levels as an Indoor Air Quality Indicator
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and field instrumentation to identify carbon dioxide along with other gases and substances.
Phoenix, AZ, April 17th, 2018
Earlier this year, KSAZ in Phoenix reported on the mass evacuation of a commercial building in the metropolitan area. The evacuation was due to a leak from a carbon dioxide (CO2) tank in the building that caused a potentially dangerous spike in levels of the gas indoors. Fortunately, no one was hurt and emergency responders found and repaired two leaking gas lines connected to the tank.
Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas that naturally occurs in the atmosphere as a trace gas. In its frozen form, it.......[Read More]
Bill Introduced to Congress Would Help to Safeguard Children from Cosmetics Containing Asbestos
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing to manufacturers, retailers, importers, regulators and the public to protect people from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 13th, 2018
Last month, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell introduced legislation mandating that all cosmetics marketed to children are demonstrated to be free of asbestos or otherwise carry a warning label. The bill, Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018, was drafted after an accessories retailer that markets merchandise to young girls pulled a number of products from their shelves late last year.
“Parents across the country should have the peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics.......[Read More]