Asbestos Testing News

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Exposures in New York City are Still a Major Health Concern

    Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about a rise in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. Detailed in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the number of annual deaths in the United States due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. Malignant mesothelioma is ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Exposure to Asbestos Still a Major Health Issue in Puerto Rico

    In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about an increase in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. The rise in deaths was detailed in the CDC’sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It showed the number of annual deaths due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. People diagnosed with ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico

    Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.   It is most likely to be found in homes and buildings constructed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Hazards in Some New York Homes and Buildings

    Caulking compounds are found in virtually all homes, businesses, and schools throughout New York and the nation. However, according to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Caulk put in place between 1950 and 1979 may contain as much as 40 percent PCBs and can emit PCBs into the surrounding air. PCBs from caulk may also contaminate adjacent materials such ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Latex Allergens in Puerto Rican Hospitals and Businesses

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that studies indicate that between 8 and 12% of the nation’s almost 8 million healthcare workers are sensitized to exposures to latex. Throughout the general population, the CDC states that between 1 to 5% of the population are also sensitized to this common allergen.   People can become sensitized and develop allergic ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Phthalate Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has been funding a study known as the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). The study follows pregnant women to try and determine if environmental exposures to phthalates and other chemical compounds are contributing to preterm births. So far, results indicate that women in Puerto Rico have higher ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Zimmetry Environmental Shares the EPA’s 10 Things to Know about Mold with Residents of Puerto Rico

    There can be mold contamination issues almost anywhere that people live and work, but this is especially true in places with tropical climates that are subject to elevated humidity levels, hurricanes and tropical storms. Fortunately, today most people recognize that living, working or going to school in an environment with elevated mold levels can impact their health. The presence of mold can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Property Damage and IEQ Experts Provide Advice to Protect Coastal Homes

    The archipelago that makes up Puerto Rico provides for some of the most breathtaking locations for residents and visitors to purchase beach homes. For many people, having a full time or vacation home on the coast is a dream come true. An oceanfront or nearby home can also provide lucrative rental income for property owners and investors.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Caused by Lightning Strikes in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s tropical climate means year-round warm weather and the frequent possibility of lightning storms for residents of the islands. As lightning passes through the air it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun according to the National Weather Service.  As lightening makes contact with the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Workers in Some Industries Could Expose Family Members to Asbestos

    Several years ago, an Oakland, California jury awarded over $27 million in compensation to an elderly couple. A lawsuit had been filed because the wife of a man who worked with asbestos insulation years before developed mesothelioma. The couple claimed her condition was due to her husband exposing her to asbestos fibers he inadvertently brought into their home. This type of exposure to family ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Risks for Families of Some Workers in Puerto Rico

    Due to the unique properties found in asbestos, it was used for decades in thousands of commercial products and building materials. While asbestos-containing materials may have many beneficial attributes, they can also release fibers into the air when they are disturbed and as they age and become friable. Asbestos fibers cannot be seen with the naked eye so ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Presentations Available from International Symposium on Asbestos-Like Fibers from Nanomaterials and Other Advanced Materials

    On June 14, 2016, Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) posted the presentations from the April 20, 2016, symposium, “WHO fibres from nanomaterials and other advanced materials: Do we have to tackle a new asbestos problem in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Identifying Smoke Damage in New York City and Across the Tri-State Area

    With the millions of people that live in New York City, buildings fires are an all too common occurrence. In fact in 2015, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) responded to approximately 1.7 million calls, a record for a single year. In addition to the threat posed to people, building fires destroy or damage many homes and businesses each year.  These ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Hailstorms, Property Damage and Potential Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses hailstorms and the billion dollars worth of property and crop damage that occurs each year in the United States.   “Following a hailstorm, property owners should check for signs of damage,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Smoke Damage Concerns Following Building Fires in Puerto Rico

    Each year, building fires destroy or damage many homes and businesses across Puerto Rico.  While these fires may burn a structure down to the ground in some circumstances, many others are saved with varying degrees of damage.  These structure fires can be devastating and cause property damage even to neighboring buildings not directly touched by flames.  This is due to ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • New York City Renovation Projects and Required Asbestos Assessments

    Building owners in New York City that are contemplating renovation, alteration, or demolition activities are responsible for determining whether asbestos-containing materials are present in any areas that will be affected by the work. This means that anytime someone files for a permit with the Department of Building they are required to obtain an ACP5 form to show it is not an asbestos project. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Envirochem`s News

    Expansion of our provided services and facilities We are pleased to announce the expansion of our facilities and provided services. This includes the investment in a new building within "The Gardens". The new facilities will  allow for a specially ...

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