Asbestos Testing News

  • 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

  • EMLab P&K Houston Lab Expands, Earns NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the expansion of its lab in Houston, Texas and accreditation by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 600122-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Idaho Transportation Department fails to perform advance asbestos inspection, report contaminated building demolition, in Priest River, ID

    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over federal asbestos violations at a building demolition site near Priest River in northern Idaho’s Panhandle. According to the EPA, ITD failed to inspect a former commercial building located in Priest River, Idaho for possible asbestos contamination prior to its demolition and failed ...

  • EMLab P&K Opens Atlanta Asbestos Lab With NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the opening of its asbestos lab in Atlanta, Georgia and accreditation by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 201060-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Things to Consider Before Hiring an Asbestos Inspector for Your Home Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses things to consider before hiring an asbestos inspector/consultant for a person’s home.   The EPA states, “Federal law does not require persons who inspect, repair or remove ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K’s Phoenix Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for PCM Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its environmental microbiology lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program® (AIHA-LAP), LLC for PCM asbestos analysis (IHLAP # 102297). Clients are now able to send asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMSL Portland, Maine Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for TEM and PLM Asbestos Analysis

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced environmental laboratory services, is proud to announce that their Portland, Maine laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The NVLAP Asbestos Fiber Analysis accreditation guarantees that EMSL’s Maine laboratory is proficient in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Could Asbestos be in Your Attic and Wall Insulation?

    Last month, two of the leading asbestos experts in the nation were asked to speak about the current New York State Asbestos & Vermiculite Guidance to the Metro New York Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Robert DeMalo and Ed Cahill, both from EMSL Analytical, updated the industrial hygiene professionals in attendance about this important topic. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Old Shingles May Contain Asbestos and Pose Health and Safety Issues

    A do-it-yourself project that some property owners take on is replacing or fixing old and worn out shingles. What many people may not realize is that asbestos was used in some shingles that can still be found on older buildings and improperly removing them may pose health concerns. Just this month, the Bluffton Icon published a report about work coming to a halt on the town ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D3752 - 98(2011) Standard Test Method for Strength Imparted by Asbestos to a Cementitious Matrix

    This procedure facilitates the comparison of different types or grades of asbestos based on their contribution to the flexural modulus of rupture; that is, the reinforcing value, which is considered the most pertinent property for the manufacture of asbestos-cement products. This test method is primarily intended for fiber grades used normally in ...


    By ASTM International

  • $2.4 Million Awarded in San Diego Asbestos Case

    Last month, a jury in San Diego awarded a man $2.4 million dollars after they reached a verdict against a company that manufactured asbestos containing materials used by the U.S. Navy.  The plaintiff had been exposed to these materials during his decade of service working in boiler rooms for the Navy back in the 1960s and early 1970s. In 2010 the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Analysis Laboratory Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the world's leading asbestos testing laboratory is celebrating its 30th year of providing quality asbestos laboratory results to asbestos and environmental professionals worldwide. Opening in 1981 in Camden, NJ, in a small storefront building on Market Street, EMSL has now grown to over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  In addition to asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Opens Asbestos Lab in Las Vegas and Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the opening of its Las Vegas asbestos laboratory. EMLab P&K’s asbestos lab in Las Vegas, Nevada is accredited by National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500056-0). The Las Vegas lab is located in TestAmerica's Service Center at: 6000 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 5E, Las Vegas, NV ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • California’s Hunters Point Redevelopment Project under the Spotlight

    The Treasure Island Naval Station-Hunters Point Annex, also known as the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, was established in 1869 as the first dry dock on the Pacific Coast.  It is located in southeastern San Francisco, California. In 1940, the Navy obtained ownership of the shipyard for ship building, repair and maintenance activities. After World War II, activities shifted from ship repair to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California May Loose its State Rock Due to Asbestos

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep building occupants and demolition workers safe from its deadly fibers - Garden Grove, CA - In 1965 the State of California named serpentine as the official state rock.  California was the first state to name an official rock and the shiny bluish green rock in now the center of controversy. The reason for the uproar in the state ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Apartment Owner and Contractor Face Asbestos Violations

    Asbestos testing services offered by LA Testing protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 26th, 2010 This month it was reported that two California men face heavy fines for asbestos violations at a Ventura apartment complex.  The building, constructed in 1964, recently had water damage from broken pipes that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nonprofit Executives Plead Not Guilty to Allegations of Exposing Students to Asbestos

    Asbestos testing services protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 19th, 2010 In May three executives from the nonprofit organization, Firm Build, plead not guilty to charges of child endangerment and knowingly exposing someone to harmful materials.  The charges stem from an investigation that was launched in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Indianapolis Testing Laboratory Announces Client Appreciation BBQ & Laboratory Tour

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced their Indianapolis, IN laboratory will be hosting a client appreciation BBQ and laboratory open house on July 23rd, 2010. “EMSL Analytical"s Indianapolis, IN laboratory is a very well established full service laboratory that has been well rooted in the community for years” ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K`s San Diego Asbestos Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in San Diego, California by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500034-0). 'With our San Diego laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K`s Asbestos Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500031-0). 'With our Phoenix laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The recognition ...


    By EMLab P&K

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