Endotoxin Testing News

  • A new OSHwiki article highlights the risks and hazards of process-generated contaminants

    Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such emissions are generally complex and variable mixtures of substances that are generated by processes or activities and are incidentally ...

  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids

    In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe. MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction, and to remove ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Endotoxin Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico Following Floods and Indoor Sewage Contamination

    Residents of Puerto Rico are familiar with occasional beach closures due to sewage spills or high bacteria counts in the water off of the islands’ famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a wide range of potentially harmful substances that may include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Health officials take sewage in the water and on beaches serious and so should people ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Eaton Expands Its BECO INTEGRA PLATE Filtration System Range Enabling Process Managers to Scale Their Systems Easily

    Power management company Eaton has launched two new sizes of its BECO INTEGRA PLATE filtration system in response to customer demand. The system is now available in a small 7.9 in (200 mm) and larger 39.3 in (1000 mm) size, meaning that process managers in the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Occupational Exposure Risks from Microbial Pathogens in Metalworking Fluids

    Last month, the Belfast Telegraph published a story about metal workers at a local shipyard who were diagnosed with pneumococcal disease.  At least four workers were reportedly infected at the historic shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. The workers are believed to have been exposed to aerosols containing the bacteria.    ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Announces Workshop Day Schedule

    Next month, the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference takes place on April 15th and 16th in Portland, Maine.  The conference begins with a full day comprised of four comprehensive seminars.  During the second day of the conference, more than a dozen workshops are being offered to help attendees and their companies create healthy, sustainable indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • Memmert Sterilisers meet revised ISO standards…

    In August 2013, the German edition of DIN EN ISO 20857: 2013 on the development, validation and control of the sterilisation of medical products with dry heat was published. The Memmert hot air sterilisers S meet the requirements of the internationally applicable standard without any restrictions. Justifiably, requirements for the conditioning of medical products such as instruments, glassware ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Endotoxin Analysis

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories announce adding enhanced endotoxin analysis to their services. Historically, endotoxin analysis was limited to identifying results in one of three ranges. Recently, sophisticated ...

  • New Website Provides USP 797 Information and Testing Services

    Recently, EMSL Analytical published a new website dedicated to providing information and testing services to support U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) 797 guidelines. The USP 797 chapter on "Pharmaceutical Compounding - Sterile Preparations" provides for enforceable guidelines, procedures and compliance requirements for compounding sterile preparations. These standards include the proper ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Positively Charged Nylon Membrane Filter Produces Highly Effective Reduction of Endotoxins

    Porvair Filtration Group has introduced Hydrofil HTZ – an innovative dual 0.2µm membrane sterilisation filter cartridge that incorporates a pharmaceutical grade, positively charged Nylon 6,6 membrane.  The positive zeta-potential of the nylon membrane enables highly effective reduction of most endotoxins derived from bacteria which typically have a negative charge in water. The ...


    By Porvair Filtration Group

  • California Asbestos Testing Laboratory Open 7 Days to Support Upcoming Asbestos Abatement Projects

    Asbestos was used in many building materials that found their way into hundreds of thousands of homes all across the country up until the late 1970s. It’s insulating and fire resistant properties made it a common material used for insulating pipes. As many of these homes begin to age and require updated plumbing and remodeling the risks associated with aerosolizing the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Air Monitors targets UK food sector

    The specialist instrumentation provider, Air Monitors, has launched a new division to cater specifically for the air monitoring requirements of the food industry. Sales Manager Colin Craggs says “This initiative has been taken in response to a recent rise in enquiries from the food and beverage markets, combined with advances in measurement technology.” The new division will focus on ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • Exposure to Metalworking Fluids & Microbial Health Hazards

    Over one million workers in the United States work in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in metalworking fluids (MWFs).   MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in a number of industrial machining and grinding operations.  ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Hygienist Warns Metal Workers of Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids

    Over one million workers are involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  These workers could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).    MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are many MWF ...

  • Air Monitors launches new bioaerosol sampler

    Amidst growing concerns with the health effects of airborne particles, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, is launching a new portable air sampler which significantly enhances the ability to measure and control biological contamination. The ‘Coriolis µ’ has a new wet-walled cyclone technology that improves bioaerosol sampling for bacteria, pollen, endotoxins, ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • Floridians Warned of Endotoxin Exposure Hazards after Flooding & Sewage Contamination

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of Florida.  When large storms bring heavy rains and flooding to the region, a number of environmental concerns are left after the storm has moved on.    One such area of concern is the potential presence of endotoxins.  Endotoxins are a type of bacterial toxin that is located in the cell wall component ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Microbial Toxins May be Present after a Flood or Sewage Backup

    When people discover that flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow has damaged their home of business the first thing people often think about is having the property cleaned as quickly as possible.� These types of flooding events can be devastating to families and businesses. The mess left behind is not only unsightly, but can harbor a host of microbial pathogens and even microbial ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Health Risks from Raw Sewage in Illinois Residents’ Basements

    Several months ago, about a half dozen residents in Lindenhurst came home to discover raw sewage had backed up into their basements.  The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) resulted when a city sewer line became blocked.    Residents are facing thousands of dollars in remediation costs and some residents have expressed concerns that their property insurance coverage may not completely ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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