The EPA Updates Lead and Copper Rule and Ways to Test Your Drinking Water
EMSL Analytical, the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, offers water testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify a wide range of heavy metal, chemical, and microbial contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 22nd, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the first significant updates to the agency’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in almost 30 years. The new rule strengthens substantial aspects of the LCR to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure in drinking water. Some key aspects of the changes include:
For the first time, the new Lead and Copper Rule requires that community water systems test for lead in drinking water and fountains in.......[Read More]
Radon Testing in Schools is the Only Way to Know if Problems Exist
EMSL Analytical, the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, offers testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon exposure risks as recommended by the EPA and Surgeon General.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 20th, 2021 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high radon levels have been found in several schools across the country. In fact, a nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimated that nearly one in five have at least one school room with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which the EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level of radon in the occupied space. The EPA estimated that more than 70,000 school.......[Read More]
EMSL Indianapolis’ Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives NY ELAP Accreditations
EMSL's Indianapolis, Indiana laboratory is now accredited by NYSDOH ELAP for asbestos analysis in solid and hazardous waste, potable water, and air and emissions.
Indianapolis, IN, April 15th, 2021 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Indianapolis, Indiana testing laboratory has received accreditations for asbestos analysis in solid and hazardous waste, potable water, and air and emissions by the New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NYSDOH ELAP). EMSL’s Indianapolis laboratory provides these asbestos testing services through polarized light microscopy (PLM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), EPA 100.2 and NIOSH 7400.......[Read More]
City Officials to Discuss Exposure Concerns to Leaded Aviation Fuel
EMSL Analytical, the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, provides air, soil, water, and industrial hygiene testing services to identify lead and other heavy metals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 14th, 2021 A Wisconsin-based newspaper recently published an article about the second largest air emissions of lead that took place in one of Wisconsin’s counties. The town board members are listening to experts who raised concerns about potential hazards to humans and the environment from leaded aviation gasoline (avgas) used at a Wisconsin airport. According to the article, the airport is the second-largest source of lead emissions in the county. According to the Department of Natural Resources,.......[Read More]
Respiratory Protection Moves Up on OSHA’s Top 10 List of Most Cited Violations
EMSL Analytical, Inc., the nation's leading testing laboratory, provides various types of personal protective equipment in the support of worker protection.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 12th, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2020 fiscal year. Respiratory protection made the top 10 list again, moving from a fifth-place ranking in 2019, to the third most cited violation for 2020. Some airborne hazards faced by workers may cause cancer, lung impairment, asthma, and other diseases, or death in extreme circumstances. Respiratory protection is crucial for health and safety.......[Read More]
The NJDOH Investigates Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in a New Jersey County
EMSL Analytical provides rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 8th, 2021 Last month, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced it was investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in one of NJ’s counties. The department stated it was aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among individuals who lived in or spent time in the county. All the suspected cases were reported to NJDOH in February of 2021, and tragically, included one fatality. Legionnaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as.......[Read More]