Resources to Mitigate Invasive Mold Infection Risks in the Built Environment
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify and mitigate exposure risks to microbial pathogens.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, September 28, 2023
People, especially those with weakened immune systems, can develop invasive mold infections days to weeks after exposure to fungi that live in the environment warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency even advises physicians to keep invasive mold infections in mind when treating people who are sick after exposure to mold following a flood.
Those at elevated risk of developing an invasive mold infection according to the CDC include those who:
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Nevada Toddler Dies from Brain Infection Caused by Naegleria fowleri
EMSL Analytical provides rapid PCR testing for Naegleria fowleri to identify this waterborne amoeba from environmental samples to help protect the public from life-threatening infections.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, September 26, 2023
In July, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) had reported the death of a child from a Naegleria fowleri infection. Based upon DPBH’s investigation, the individual may have been exposed at Ash Springs, a natural hot spring located in Lincoln County.
Naegleria fowleri, often referred to as the brain-eating amoeba, lives in soil and warm fresh water, such as in lakes, rivers and hot.......[Read More]
EPA Announces $58 Million to Reduce Lead Exposure from Drinking Water Sources in Schools and Childcare Facilities
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure risks from water, dust, paint, soil and other environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, September 22, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in July that $58 million in grant funding is available to protect children from lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities across the United States. The funds can be used for testing, compliance monitoring and lead in drinking water remediation projects.
This is the first time that activities that remove sources of lead in drinking water are eligible to receive funding through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for.......[Read More]
Denver Testing Lab Provides Fire and Smoke Damage Testing for Soot, Char, and Ash as well as Asbestos Testing by TEM, PLM, and PCM
EMSL has extensive experience working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other large clients on specialized, large-scale sites.
Denver, Colorado, September 21, 2023 EMSL is proud to announce our Denver lad has been providing fast asbestos results by PCM, PLM and TEM analysis. Asbestos is the name of a group of highly fibrous minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Asbestos fibers are strong and flexible enough to be spun and woven. Asbestos fibers are heat and chemical resistant, making them useful for many industrial purposes. “Asbestos can be positively identified only by a trained analyst using specialized microscopes,” Senior Vice.......[Read More]
Fungal Disease Awareness Week and Resources to Identify and Mitigate Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides infection control and environmental testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify microbial pathogens and contaminants to protect patients, workers and building occupants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, September 19, 2023 Fungal Disease Awareness Week (FDAW) takes place this year from September 18th through the 22nd. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners have organized the week to highlight the importance of recognizing, treating and preventing fungal diseases. The agency warns that fungal diseases are increasing worldwide. In some parts of the United States and the world, CDC cautions it is difficult to avoid breathing in fungal spores that cause infections like histoplasmosis,.......[Read More]
Test For Radon in Air and Water Today – Visit www.RadonTestKit.com
The radiochemistry laboratory can analyze various matrices which include but are not limited to food, soil, vegetation, wipes, and other unique sample matrices.
Orlando, Florida, September 18, 2023 Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural radioactive decay of radium, which is a natural decay product of uranium. Scientifically, "radon" is known to be radon-222, the most abundant isotope of the element radon. As a noble gas, radon is colorless, odorless, and chemically inert. It can't be detected by human senses. Also, since radon is not chemically reactive with most materials, it will move freely as a gas. Radon has a radiological half-life of 3.8 days and.......[Read More]