Children’s Health Month and Identifying Indoor and Outdoor Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of microbial and chemical exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 5, 2022
Children’s Health Month takes place each October. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) utilize this time to spread public awareness on the importance of protecting children’s health from common environmental hazards they could be exposed to where they live, play and learn.
From their earliest stages of development through puberty, children are vulnerable to exposure to environmental contaminants reports.......[Read More]
National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month and Identifying Airborne Pollutants
EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of airborne contaminants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 4, 2022
October is recognized as National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to indoor air quality (IAQ) as the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. A comfortable temperature and relative humidity, good ventilation, and a lack of unpleasant odors comes to mind for many people when discussing IAQ. Also important is understanding and controlling.......[Read More]
Precautions Urged by New Jersey Department of Health Following More Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test for Legionella from environmental samples to identify and mitigate exposure risks to the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 4, 2022
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced in August that two cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported that month from a section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, served by Trenton Water Works (TWW). Two other local cases had been reported in the previous nine months. Tragically, of the four cases, there has been one fatality. NJDOH, in conjunction with the Hamilton Township Division of Health, are investigating the cases and searching for the likely source of.......[Read More]
Over 1,000 Soldiers to be Relocated from Barracks Due to Mold and HVAC Problems at Major Military Base
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to help identify mold contamination and other indoor air quality issues.
Raleigh, North Carolina, October 3, 2022
In August, multiple media outlets reported that more than 1,200 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina will be relocated from their barracks on the base. The move is taking place in up to 12 barracks that reportedly have problems with their HVAC systems and mold contamination. The barracks were built in the 1970s and will be demolished due to the poor condition of the buildings. This isn’t the first time mold has been a challenge at Fort Bragg; just two years ago, more than 200.......[Read More]
Mold Growth from Water Damage the Next Concern for Florida Properties Impacted by Hurricane Ian
EMSL Analytical provides mold and other indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify exposure hazards left by storm damage.
Orlando, Florida, October 3, 2022
Millions of Floridians are still without power as they begin to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Ian to their homes, businesses, schools, and other institutions. The historic hurricane hit Florida as a powerful category 4 storm, which Governor DeSantis has described as “basically a 500-year flood event.” While the number of properties that have suffered water damage is not yet known, the figures are expected to be staggering. A major concern now for property owners and.......[Read More]
Hurricane Ian Leaves Billions in Property Damage as Florida Residents Now Face Mold and Other Environmental Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to help Floridians safely assess and repair damaged homes and buildings.
Tampa, Florida, September 30th, 2022
Early estimates of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida are somewhere between $20 and $40 billion dollars. The Category 4 storm devastated parts of the state leaving behind countless homes and buildings that range from total destruction to those that can be repaired. Health and safety officials are now warning Floridians to be aware of a number of exposure risks they may encounter as they survey the damage and begin the process of rebuilding. For example, floodwaters and storm surge.......[Read More]