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  • Air Testing to Help Prevent the Spread of TB in Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Facilities and Correctional Institutions

    In less than two weeks, World TB Day will be recognized in Puerto Rico and across the globe. March 24th is the official day of recognition and is the same date that back in 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of tuberculosis (TB). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Fort Lauderdale Marks 11 Years As Accredited Asbestos Testing Lab

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces another milestone as its Fort Lauderdale lab has been accredited for asbestos analysis for more than a decade. EMLab P&K’s Florida lab has been accredited by NIST NVLAP (Lab Code 200738-0) for 11 years for asbestos fiber analysis to identify asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • First Finding of Cladophialophora bantiana from the Indoor Environment in the United States

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce the first finding of the human pathogenic fungus, Cladophialophora bantiana, in an indoor environment where it has been implicated in affecting the health of building occupants. Cladophialophora bantiana is a recognized agent of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis, a severe fungal infection of the brain. Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis can be fatal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s North Carolina Lead Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina has been granted accreditation through the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA-LAP). The Charlotte lab is now AIHA-LAP ELLAP accredited for lead testing. The Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) is recognized by the EPA National Lead ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Receives Accreditation to Test Metals and Pesticides from North Dakota

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that the North Dakota State Department of Health has granted our request for official certification for the analysis of metals and pesticides, including TCLP, using the SW-846 method in the State of North Dakota. (Cert # R-208) This accreditation is reciprocal with our State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection certification for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York State Department of Health Issues New Testing Methods for Vermiculite

    The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued an interim guidance letter providing testing alternatives for materials containing vermiculite after receiving questions from industry representatives. The new guidance document will replace FAQ #10 from April 8, 2011, as well as the guidance letter issued on June 22, 2012. The new interim guidance letter is intended to be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Wildfire in Colorado Kills Two and Causes 38,000 to Evacuate

    A wildfire in Colorado Spring, CO has forced 38,000 to evacuate, burned 473 homes, and has killed two, according to NBC News. The deadly fire covers about 25 square miles and is 65% percent contained as of Monday morning. Three major wildfires burned in Colorado over the weekend, but the Black Forest fire has been classified as the most destructive on record in the state. In ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos-Containing Brake Pads and Pipes Continue to Be Imported to Canada

    Recent reports have suggested that the asbestos industry in Canada will soon be nearing an end; however, products containing the carcinogenic mineral continue to be imported and used in Ontario, according to The Star. Throughout Canada, insulation containing asbestos is being removed from buildings, but asbestos-containing brake pads and cement pipes are being brought into the country. Reports ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos in Chinese Cars Recall Expands to Five More Countries

    According to Bloomberg News, China’s largest car exporter, Chery Automobile Co., is expanding their car recall in Australia to five more countries after detecting asbestos in some models. The company will be recalling a total of 18,875 cars in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Singapore and Uruguay–in addition to 23,000 cars already recalled in Australia. The recall was announced after ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Discovered in Cars Manufactured in China

    The Brisbrane Times reports that nearly 25,000 cars, manufactured in China and exported to Australia, are expected to be recalled after some of their parts were found to be contaminated with asbestos. The asbestos was detected in the car’s engines and exhaust gaskets. Ateco Automotive, the company that imported the affected vehicles, has reportedly known about the issue for months. They are ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Mine Reopening in Canada Sparks Criticism from Thailand

    As reported in June, the Quebec government granted the Jeffery Mine in Quebec’s Eastern Townships $58 million to reopen. Once opened it will be the only remaining asbestos mine in the country.  This has sparked much controversy, including overwhelming opposition in Thailand one of the world’s largest consumers of asbestos. According to the Huffington Post, anti-asbestos advocates ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Colorado Wildfire Leaves over 3,000 Acres Destroyed

    Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Fire is reportedly the most destructive in state history. According to the Burned Area Emergency Response assessment team, 3,375 acres were left severely damaged as a result of the wildfire. The Associated Press reports that the blaze was so hot that nearly 20% of the soil in the area was burned to the point that no living plants were left on the surface and no root ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Are Toxic Chemicals in Your Gardening Tools?

    Testing shows that many common gardening tools—including hoses, gloves, kneeling pads, shovels, and trowels—are contaminated with harmful chemicals, claims the nonprofit environmental group Ecology Center. CNN reports that the organization analyzed 200 popular gardening products and found that two-thirds of them contained significant levels of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and lead. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fungal Contamination of Pharmaceutical Products Leads to 33 Eye Infections

    Health authorities reported that a tainted dye and injection used during eye surgeries caused 33 cases of rare fungal eye infections. The products were made by the same Florida pharmacy, Franck’s Compounding Lab, that produced the supplements responsible for killing 21 elite polo horses in 2009.   All patients with the infections had undergone either eye surgeries or injections. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical Releases New Microbiology Laboratory Services Guide

    EMSL Analytical’s new services guide details the vast array of tests and capabilities of the company’s microbiology department. We are the most uniquely diversified contract testing laboratory network in the world, and our microbiology labs support numerous industries and fields, including:   -pharmaceuticals -nutraceuticals -medical devices -cosmetics and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tainted Medical Wipes Lawsuit Settled by Parents of Dead Toddler

    The parents of Harrison Kothari, a two-year old who died from a bacterial infection caused by contaminated medical wipes, have settled a lawsuit with the Wisconsin companies that made and distributed them. The wipes, manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. and sold by the Triad Group, were recalled in February 2011 after they were found to be contaminated by the rare bacterium Bacillus cereus. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • University Custodian Dies after Contracting Tuberculosis (TB)

    Last month, an Emory University custodian died from TB.  He did not know he was sick and had not been to a doctor.  This resulted in more than 400 people at the university being tested for tuberculosis and letters being distributed to students, faculty and staff.   Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Study: BPA May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

    A recent study published in Circulation has linked heart disease with bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial industrial chemical that is ubiquitous in plastics, resins, paint, can linings, and other products, reports Time.   Examining data from a long-running British health survey, researchers discovered that people who had heart disease also tended to have higher urinary ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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