environmental lead laboratory Articles

  • Lead in Soil: Comparison of the Cogent Environmental extraction kits and PDV6000plus analysis (ASV) with inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICPOES) Laboratory Extraction and Analysis

    This study contains data generated by Matrix Environmental when using the PDV6000plus to monitor soils for Lead and subsequent analysis of soil samples by an independent reference laboratory by ICPOES to provide comparison ...

  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratories

    The new Research Complex at Harwell Oxford is a multidisciplinary laboratory providing world leading facilities for new and cutting edge research in both life and physical sciences and the interface between them. Environmental issues were at the forefront of the building design with all energy use carefully monitored. An innovative Earth Tube has been buried along side the building to utilise ...

  • Lead in Christmas Lights

    A recent California proposition led to awareness that lead is a stabilizer in the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) jacketing that covers conductors in Christmas lights. The objective of this study is to examine the level of accessible lead in Christmas lights. Following U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Lead Inspectors’ procedures, researchers at Cornell University and in Nebraska conducted ...

  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the industry was dominated by a couple of publicly-traded continental companies that gobbled up numerous small and medium-size enterprises to offer customers a ...

  • EISC automates leading European lab

    Client: Chelab Chemical Laboratories, Italy EISC provided its Analytical Review & Reporting System (R&R Suite) to Chelab Chemical Laboratories in Italy.  System implementation and training was performed 100% remotely from the United States. The R&R Suite software systems automated the laboratory process for Metals, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, and Pesticide/PCB’s from ...


    By EISC

  • Chronic sensitivity of White sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to cadmium, copper, lead, or zinc in laboratory water‐only exposures

    Chronic toxicity of cadmium, copper, lead, or zinc to White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was evaluated in water‐only exposures started with newly hatched larvae or about 1‐month‐old juveniles. The 20% effect concentration (EC20) for cadmium from the sturgeon tests was higher than the EC20 from the trout tests, whereas the EC20 for copper, lead, or ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EMSL’s San Leandro Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The San Leandro, California environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location several years ago. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their San Leandro laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiological analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its ...


  • Venerupis decussata under environmentally relevant lead concentrations: Bioconcentration, tolerance and biochemical alterations

    The edible clam Venerupis decussata is widely distributed in European aquatic systems, some of them under strong anthropogenic pressure, which can contribute to trophic transfer of xenobiotics to humans. Taking into account this rationale, the present study focused on the tolerance, bioconcentration and bio chemical responses of V. decussata when submitted to ecologically relevant ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EMSL’s Phoenix Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The Arizona environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since opening their doors in 2007. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Phoenix laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiology analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Arizona environmental professionals who ...


  • U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

    Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in calibration and test results, and inspection reports provided. The International Laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Vector Laboratories - Small Business Scheme - Case Study

    Operating in a competitive market dominated by larger companies, Vector Laboratories aims to 'punch above its weight’ and increase its market share. Central to this drive is their quality management system which has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2002. 1. QMS Implementation ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Ecowise Environmental

    Ecowise Environmental is an environmental consultancy company that specialises in Field hydrology, as practitioners and trainers, Engineering Hydrology and Laboratory analytical and interpretive work. Ecowise has a staff of approximately 60 people and is wholly Australian owned as a subsidiary business of ACTEW Corporation. Ecowise has broad experience across Australia as well as in Papua New ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Parents need to know that lead enters our homes in many ways

    The use of lead in paint has been banned since 1978, but few parents recognize the many other sources of lead that are commonly found in homes. In fact according to the EPA, “to reduce your child’s exposure to lead, get your child checked, have your home tested and fix any hazards you may have.”Lead can sometimes be found in consumer products, such as toys and jewelry. This presents a potential ...


  • Establishing environmental baseline case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company, intending to divest a portfolio of 68 retail petroleum facilities in the northwest United States, requested the services of Antea Group to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in order to establish an environmental baseline prior to selling the assets. Among the project-specific challenges were a short performance timeframe, a newly ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Ukas accredited laboratory manages its own configurations of Matrix Gemini LIMS case study

    By working closely with Autoscribe on the upgrade of Matrix 4 to Matrix Gemini, staff at Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory have become so proficient in using Gemini's one-time configuration tools that they manage and implement any updates and developments to their own system as their needs arise. Background Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory is an internationally ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Battery Testing Laboratory Benefits From Flexibility of Matrix Gemini LIMS - Case Study

    The unique configuration capabilities of Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has allowed the creation of a flexible data management system for the Energy Innovation Centre at WMG, University of Warwick. Any system changes and developments are being handled internally by the Energy Storage and Management Research team using the OneTime" Configuration Tools. ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Empowering environmental entrepreneurs in emerging economies

    This is the fifth installment of a five-part blog series on scaling environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets. In this series, experts in the field provide insights on how business accelerators, technical assistance providers, investors, and the philanthropic community can work with developing market ...

  • Help protect children from environmental risks

    October is Children’s Health Month. To heighten awareness about environmental issues impacting children, EPA is providing parents and caregivers simple tips they can use to help protect children in their homes, schools and communities.“As both EPA Administrator and a mother, I understand the importance of protecting our children from environmental threats,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Laboratory study on the impact of pH and salinity on the fluorescence signal of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) relevant to groundwaters from a Canadian Shield sampling site

    Fluorescence spectroscopy with the spectral resolution routine PARAFAC is a leading tool to analyze Natural Organic Matter (NOM) in waters. This routine resolves spectra into humic-, fulvic- and protein-like components, which helps interpret the NOM dynamics in environmental systems. This work is one of the first systematic studies dealing with the impact of chemical perturbations on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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