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  • Identifying Flesh Eating Bacteria and Other Microbial Pathogens from Contaminated Surfaces and Environmental Samples in Puerto Rico

    Following the devastating 2017 hurricane season, Puerto Rico and many of its neighbors in the Caribbean that experienced widespread destruction witnessed a dramatic spike in bacterial infections. Tragically, along with the rise in infections, came an increase in deaths, including many believed to be caused by contaminated water.   Water contaminated with microbial pathogens can be a threat ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EnvironmentalReports’ introduces the eCOC-M Application for Microbial Investigations

    The revolutionary new software app from EnvironmentalReports (ER) allows industrial hygienists, environmental consultants and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals working on environmental investigations dealing with microbial issues new capabilities to increase productivity, accuracy and reporting while working at jobsites. EnvironmentalReports is pleased to announce that the mobile app, eCOC-M ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Microbial Outbreak Results in Deaths at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 8th, 2012 The Health Minister of the Bahamas recently ordered an investigation into an outbreak of a microbial pathogen at a neonatal intensive care unit.  The outbreak, caused by a type of bacteria known as Acinetobacter baumannii, is believed to have sickened eight infants and caused two of the infants to die.  Outbreaks of Acinetobacter ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Personal Biological Air Sampler

    ARELCO ARC announces the availability of a new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria, fungi, mould or endotoxin...) ...

  • Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Highlights Exposure Risks due to Microbial Pathogens

    The worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City’s history has already claimed 12 lives and infected at least 113 people in the South Bronx.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been called in to work with state and city health officials to stop the outbreak. Inspections of cooling towers across the area have been ordered and a number ...

  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services for microbial efficacy

    EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services, specializing in microbial challenge test methodologies. New technologies are constantly incorporated into the manufacture of materials. In some instances these new technologies may inadvertently accelerate or promote the growth of microorganisms. Also, new technology products and materials are being formulated to inhibit or slow down the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • CIP10 M Biological Air Sampler

    A new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria, fungi, mould or endotoxin...). The small, compact light and low noise ...

  • Minnesota Mold Testing Lab Holds Sampling Workshop

    EMSL will be holding a workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota regarding Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene. The workshop will be held on August 15th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel located at 618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. 55402. Registration begins at 8:30AM with the workshop being held from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at a cost of $299 per person. The workshop will ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Puerto Rico’s Water Damage Professionals Utilize Advanced Methods to Identify Microbial Contaminants

    When water damage occurs in a home or building due to flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow, the damage can be extensive.  Property owners and tenants are immediately impacted as they are forced to vacate their home or business to begin the process of cleanup, drying out the property and repairing the damage.   These types of catastrophic events can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaints in the Office Solved by IAQ Professionals

    Today, more people recognize the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments.  This awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased in recent years as the working public has become more educated about IAQ issues.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many ...

  • 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

  • EMSL Becomes the Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory in Massachusetts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is the only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses in Massachusetts. In addition, EMSL’s Wallingford, CT laboratory is also AIHA EMLAP Accredited. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate twenty one AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. EMSL's ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Study Links Nursing Home Residents’ Lung Health to their Indoor Air Quality

    In March, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) published a study that examined how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact the lung health of elderly nursing home residents.  The EU funded project looked at 600 residents over the age of 65 in 50 different nursing homes.  The nursing homes were located in seven countries.   Indoor pollutant data ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ARELCO announces Personal Bio Sampler

    ARELCO ARC announces the availability of a new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria like legionela and listeria, ...

  • 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 ...

  • University Custodian Dies after Contracting Tuberculosis (TB)

    Last month, an Emory University custodian died from TB.  He did not know he was sick and had not been to a doctor.  This resulted in more than 400 people at the university being tested for tuberculosis and letters being distributed to students, faculty and staff.   Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Expands Real-Time PCR Tests for Pathogen Detection

    EMLab P&K launches additional analytical services using real-time PCR technology to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples. The new PCR testing services are affordable and will help clients with time-sensitive projects. EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging ...


    By EMLab P&K

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