Air Sampling News

  • Workers in Puerto Rico Could Be Exposed to BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

    In early 2018, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published informational about bisphenol A (BPA) and occupational exposures. BPA is a synthetic compound that is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and some specialty waxes. These are found in industrial applications, consumer products and some food packaging.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sierra CP Introduces New Automatic Filter Changer

     Sierra CP, the Automotive Test Systems Division of Sierra Instruments, announces the release of their Automatic Filter Changer (AFC), a compact and portable safety and automation tool that makes gravimetric PM emissions sampling easier, faster and safer. A plug-and-play efficiency upgrade to any ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • LazWel now come with two barcodes for even better traceability!

    If part of your job requires that you prepare samples, you have probably been confronted to the fact that liquid handling systems are all different from one another. They can work with one sample at a time, or sometimes 8, some have modules to incubate your samples and some don’t. But most of them have the ridiculously amazing advantage that is: Traceability. You can ...


    By Phytronix Technologies Inc.

  • GCC proposes restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    On 28 March 2018, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States (GCC) Technical Regulation restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly referred to as "RoHS," as modeled off of the EU’s ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • CIH® Certification Spring Exam Period Begins on April 1st

    Next month, the Certified Industrial Hygienist® spring exam window for successful applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level gets underway. The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • World TB Day and Protecting Workers from Exposure Risks

    March 24th is recognized as World TB Day. This annual day of recognition commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dew certified reference materials for particle sizing of powders released

    The JRC produced two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to allow quality control of the size measurements of powders. These CRMs will support a wide range of industries that need to ensure the particle size of their products such as pigments, cement, metal powders.The particle size of powders is of fundamental importance for many industries such as: ...

  • New DoD Fact Sheets on Vapor Intrusion

    A series of fact sheets has been prepared by the Department of Defense (DoD) Tri-Service Environmental Risk Assessment Workgroup (TSERAWG) to update and supplement the DoD Vapor Intrusion Handbook. These six fact sheets cover sampling and assessment techniques that allow for an improved understanding of vapor intrusion given temporal variability and the potential for the presence of background ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Cleaner air, longer lives

    Original story at MIT News The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in the United States each year, but legislation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is credited with ...

  • New Version of LaserNet Particle Analyzer Features Wide-Ranging Particle Counting and New Ferrous Monitoring Capabilities

    The new Version 7 of the LaserNet 200 Comprehensive Particle Analyzer Series from Spectro Scientific provides extensive analysis of particles in lubricating and hydraulic fluids. Compared to earlier releases, the new Series increases particle counting range up to 10 million particles/ml without dilution, and includes a new set of ferrous particle ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Businesses and Institutions in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Begin to Reopen after Hurricanes

    Over a period of just weeks, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate battered the Caribbean and major population centers of the United States and its territories. These powerful storms caused widespread destruction in places like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which suffered a one-two punch from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting just a few weeks apart. In ...

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    By Geotech

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists in Demand Following Hurricane Harvey

    This past weekend, Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction across large parts of Texas.  In addition to the tragic loss of life, the historic storm has also caused countless dollars in property damage to residential, commercial and institutional properties. In fact, the damage has been so severe that a few days ago, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the ...

  • Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sample

    Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water, nutrients, and air. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier to deliver the right amount of water, fertilizer, or pesticide to the plants. Then they grow better. Traditional ways of analyzing soil texture are slow. Danish researchers ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • ECO PHYSICS announces the next publication in the AWEInternational

    ECO PHYSICS announces the next publication in the AWEInternational, titling: EcoPhysics’ NOx Detectors/ NOx in the Field of Burners and Boilers. An outline: “Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are a by-product of nearly every combustion process. The term “nitrogen oxides” is usually used to describe two gases: nitric oxide (NO), a colorless as well as odorless ...


    By Eco Physics Inc.

  • Air monitoring equipment endorsed by the Chinese government

    Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that its automated air-monitoring systems for both canister and tube sampling have been officially endorsed by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. This cements their long-standing reputation as high-performance, well-designed and cost-effective technologies for the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Webinar: Want more flexible sample characterization?

    We invite you to attend our webinar introducing the Thermo Scientific™ Q250 SEM. The Q250 SEM is the advanced, flexible solution for current and future research applications. Featuring three imaging modes, high vacuum, low vacuum and ESEM, it accommodates the widest range of samples of any SEM system. Discover how sample characterization becomes complete with fast and accurate elemental ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • The Power Pro ESP Electric Low-Flow Sampling Pump webinar

    The low-flow experts at QED have introduced the first electric pump designed specifically for low-flow sampling: the Power Pro ESP™ sampling pump. This mini-webinar (20-minute presentation, 10-minute Q&A) will introduce you to the Power Pro system, including: The unique “all-in-one” system design, with cable reel and controls in one package “Smart Pump” ...


    By Geotech

  • New Dilutor and Homogenizer

    Accurate microbiology results are highly reliant upon the quality of your sample preparation. Our new automatic gravimetric systems, DiluCult and DiluCult 2, can help you to streamline your enrichment sample dilution workflow efficiency.  In addition, for efficient solid food sample preparation, we would also like to introduce the enrichment sample homogenizer (ESH). Introduce ...

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