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  • Asbestos proficiency testing program support earns national accreditation

    RTI International scientists recently earned recognition from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for their significant involvement in proficiency testing of laboratories using optical and electron microscopy to analyze for asbestos in building materials and air samples. The accreditation as a proficiency testing provider is based on internationally-accepted criteria for ...


    By RTI International

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Microscope: iATL author`s cover article

    Lou Solebello, Senior Analyst/Microscopist at iATL has secured the front cover for his recent article in The Microscope (Volume 58). The article is a continuation of recent research that Mr. Solebello has conducted and presented previously at the 2010 ASTM Beard Conference and at InterMicro in 2010.  Lou's involvement in ASTM ...

  • EMSL Analytical Acquires New Microbiology Lab in Cincinnati

    The nation’s leading environmental testing company, EMSL Analytical, has acquired the microbiology laboratory previously known as Quantus Analytical of Concentra Health Services, Inc. This transaction has been both amicable and mutually advantageous to both companies.   EMSL will continue to operate this laboratory from its current Cincinnati location for its clients’ ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Expect Mold Problems Throughout Flooded Northeast Properties

      EMSL Testing Lab Offers Solutions for Testing Mold, Bacteria, Asbestos, Sewage Contamination, Chemicals and Contaminated Drinking Water. Over the past few days, the Northeast part of the United States has been facing flooding issues caused by hurricane Irene.  The Northeast already had flash flooding a little over a week ago that brought rising water tables to many areas.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Raleigh Lab Moves To New Larger Facility

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationwide leader and local provider of indoor air quality, environmental, food and materials testing is moving on May 25th, 2011 to a facility located at 2500 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 600, Morrisville, NC 27560. Leading environmental and indoor air quality professionals throughout the south east turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for high quality analytical laboratory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical Acquires Midwest Laboratories as Strategic Growth Initiatives Continue

    Midwest Laboratories’ asbestos samples are now being processed at EMSL Analytical’s AIHA and NVLAP accredited Chicago testing facility. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 7th, 2010 EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they have acquired Midwest Laboratories’ PLM and TEM laboratory operations.  The announcement is part of EMSL’s calculated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IATL opens new division

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • 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.

  • IATL opens new nanoTEM division

    “As nanotechnology progresses from research and development to commercialization and use, it is likely that manufactured nanomaterials and nanoproducts will be released into the environment. EPA is charged with protecting human health and the environment, as well as ensuring that the application of engineered nanotechnology products occur without unreasonable harm to human health or the ...

  • NIH-funded researchers discover genetic link to mesothelioma

    Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer — mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye. Additionally, when these individuals are exposed to asbestos or similar mineral fibers, their risk of developing mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the chest and abdomen, may be markedly increased. The ...

  • ASTM D6058 - 96(2011) standard practice for determining concentration of airborne single-crystal ceramic whiskers in the workplace environment

    The SCCW may be present in the workplace atmosphere where these materials are manufactured, processed, transported, or used. The test methods discussed in this practice can be used to provide guidance when monitoring airborne concentrations of SCCW in these environments. Because of their visibility limitations, a significant fraction of the very small thin fibers that are present in some samples ...


    By ASTM International

  • Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a landmark milestone for our program ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New US research finds deadly links betweem talcum powder and ovarian cancer

    What could be more benign than body powder, right? Some of Chicago's most highly placed doctors would say, wrong. They are part of a coaltion of public health experts, medical doctors and consumers organizations that is petitioning the federal goverment for warning labels on cosmetic talcum powder products used by many women as part of their personal care regime - a warning that frequent use is ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Summary of Changes in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act(CSIA, S. 1009) and the Boxer TSCA Version Released September 18, 2014

    Background This analysis reviews the changes made to the original version of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (identified as CSIA1 in this memorandum) based on Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation released on September 18, 2014 (Boxer TSCA). This analysis attempts to analyze both the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

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