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  • Merck Millipore’s Additions to the MAS-100® Product Family of Microbial Air Samplers Deliver Improved Functionality for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

    MAS-100 Iso NT sampler streamlines the decontamination process in isolators MAS-100 Iso MH system offers increased capacity, easier installation and lower costs compared to single-head systems MAS-100 VF system’s compact design enables greater ease of use in controlled environments Merck Millipore, the Life Science business of Merck, today announced three additions ...


    By Merck

  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • 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 ...

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Complete Cleanroom Environmental Monitoring System

    Particle Measuring Systems has released the FacilityPro® 5010 System, a new industrial automation solution for environmental monitoring. The FacilityPro 5010 builds on the previous FacilityPro generation and provides a central hub for a complete cleanroom environmental monitoring system. With a modular design, the system is able to be configured based on current sampling requirements while ...

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses

    Emerald Kalama Chemical has agreed to resolve inadequate leak detection and repair practices that violated federal clean air laws at its facility in Kalama, Washington, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company produces food preservatives and flavoring, anti-microbials, fragrances, and plastic products. “Leak detection and repair of industrial ...

  • New York Office Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Millions of people work in office buildings in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Over the past decade, a growing number of workers and many of their employers have increasingly recognized the importance of a healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environment.  This awareness has created a growing demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the office ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico’s Commercial Properties

    While the thought of polluted air in the work environment may bring to mind faded images of coal miners covered in dust or factory workers surrounded by smoke and fumes from decades ago, the reality is many people who work in modern office environments are also being exposed to air quality pollutants.   The quality of the air that employees breathe is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Analytical Technology introduces new process information note for pharmaceutical industry

    Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology announces the availability of a new technical note entitled ‘Calibration of Dissolved Ozone Monitors on Ultra Pure Water Loops’. The free of charge paper, available via email on sales@atiuk.com, discusses the use of ozone for disinfection and the importance of calibration accuracy in monitors measuring dissolved ...

  • The Use of Humidifiers could be Creating Additional Health Problems

    It’s cold season in most parts of the country and as parents hear their children cough many turn to the use of humidifiers to help the situation.  Humidifiers increase the amount of moisture in the air which leads many to believe they help a sick person breathe easier. This may not be the case however.  A recent article in Pediatrics and a discussion on National Public Radio (NPR) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to 1-Bromopropane and Other Potentially Hazardous Chemicals

    The use of the solvent, 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide, has increased over the past 20 years according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). 1-BP is often found in products used in vapor and immersion degreasing operations for cleaning metals, plastics and electronic and optical components; adhesive spray applications; dry cleaning; and solvent sprays ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • FDA Will Hold Public Meeting on Cosmetic Microbiological Safety Issues

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) recently announced that it will hold a public meeting concerning microbiological safety issues relevant to cosmetic products in Washington, D.C on November 30, 2011.  CFSAN’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, which is responsible for the federal regulation of cosmetic products, is organizing the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • WESTON EXPERTS TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AT ORLANDO STORMWATER CONFERENCE

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. – June 27, 2005 –Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON ® ) announced today that five experts from its Carlsbad , CA office will present ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • 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.

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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