EPA Reaches Settlement with Home Renovation Company in Hawaii for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, and easy-to-use test kits to identify lead hazards from paint, dust, soil, and water samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 28th, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month that it had reached a settlement with a home renovation company in Hawaii for violations of federal lead-based paint regulations. Under the terms of the settlement, the firm has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in penalties for failing to comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule during various projects that took place in the state. The RRP Rule was created to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards that can.......[Read More]
Identifying Cyanotoxins and Other Harmful Algal Toxins
EMSL Analytical offers aquatic testing services and sampling supplies to identify microbial and chemical pollutants.
Miami, FL, July 27th, 2021 This past May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would start a new study in Florida during the 2021 algal bloom season to assess the health effects of exposure to cyanotoxins in the air. Called the Cyanotoxins in Air Study (CAST), the study will look at exposures to cyanotoxins among people who live or work near the Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River, Caloosahatchee River, and the Cape Coral Canals. According to the agency, previous research and personal reports show that people.......[Read More]
Food Company Recalls Over 80 Different Products Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to identify Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella, and many other foodborne pathogens.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 26th, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information about the voluntary recall of over 80 smoked fish, pickled fish, salads, and cream sauce products by a company out of New York. According to the recall announcement, the products were sold under various brand names to consumers, retailers, and distributors in several states across the country. The recall was initiated after the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination came to light after a routine FDA inspection found.......[Read More]
Identifying Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution from Kitchens
EMSL Analytical offers air testing services, sampling supplies, and air monitoring instruments to identify combustion gases, particulate matter, and organic chemicals produced during the cooking process.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 22nd, 2021 Across the United States and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of restaurants and commercial kitchens. In people’s homes, the kitchen is the place where many families gather and spend time together. Unfortunately, in some instances, kitchens can also be a significant source of indoor air pollution if there is a lack of ventilation. Exhaust from restaurants and commercial kitchens can even cause outdoor air pollution issues in some urban environments. Exposure to elevated levels of these.......[Read More]
EMSL’s Denver Laboratory Adds Fire & Smoke Damage Testing Capabilities
Colorado residents now have local access to EMSL’s laboratory services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes, schools, and businesses.
Denver, CO, July 20th, 2021 Less than a month into the summer season and wildfires have already had a devastating impact on residents in Colorado and the surrounding states. Numerous wildfires have scarred hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness and damaged or destroyed countless homes and businesses in the region. While some homes and buildings have tragically been completely lost to the flames, many more have been impacted by the tremendous amount of smoke that these wildfires generate. This smoke can drift vast distances, impacting.......[Read More]
New Species Findings Discovered by EMSL Scientists
The recent discovery of new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, and one species moved to another genus.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 19th, 2021 EMSL’s scientists, Dr. Željko Jurjevic and Dr. Sergey Balashov, with colleague, Dr. Vit Hubka from the Czech Republic, recently discovered a new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, from an outside wall of an alcohol distillery. They also moved one species, Exophilia placitae, to another genus, Neophaeococcomyces placitae. “Dr. Balashov and Dr. Jurjevic’s expertise for scientific discovery continues to add unprecedented information on fungi by describing new species in various.......[Read More]