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  • Leading Asbestos Laboratory Helps Building Owners & Tenants Battle Asbestos Dangers

    EMSL Analytical offers asbestos testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to protect against airborne asbestos fibers. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 7th, 2010 It has been proven from countless scientific studies that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Analysis Laboratory Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the world's leading asbestos testing laboratory is celebrating its 30th year of providing quality asbestos laboratory results to asbestos and environmental professionals worldwide. Opening in 1981 in Camden, NJ, in a small storefront building on Market Street, EMSL has now grown to over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  In addition to asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing by a qualified laboratory can ease asbestos fears

    The use of asbestos has been banned from most products in the United States now for a number of years. However, people can still be exposed to asbestos fibers in homes, workplaces and other buildings that contain the once widely used mineral in products ranging from insulation to ceiling tiles. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, EPA and the International Agency for Research on ...


  • Beware of microbiology laboratories entering the asbestos testing marketplace

    Be sure to investigate the qualifications of any asbestos laboratory before using them for asbestos analysis. In recent years, the increased awareness of potential health effects of exposure to airborne mold created many testing laboratories that focused solely on mold analysis. Many of these laboratories are now attempting to diversify into the well established asbestos analysis market. The ...


  • EMSL’s Denver laboratory awarded NVLAP accreditation for TEM AIR asbestos analysis

    The Denver, Colorado asbestos and microbiological testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Denver laboratory has been accredited by NVLAP for TEM Air asbestos analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Colorado ...


  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s Phoenix Laboratory awarded NVLAP accreditation for TEM asbestos analysis

    The Arizona environmental testing facility has been busy expanding their services since opening their doors in 2007. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced their Phoenix laboratory has been accredited by NVLAP for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for asbestos analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Arizona ...


  • EMSL’s San Diego laboratory adds TEM Microscope for local asbestos professionals

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced their San Diego laboratory has received a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The exciting news has been spreading quickly with San Diego area asbestos and environmental professionals who previously had limited local TEM choices for their analysis.The state-of-the-art TEM microscope ...


  • EMSL’s San Diego laboratory awarded NVLAP accreditation for asbestos analysis

    The San Diego environmental testing facility has been busy since opening their doors earlier this year. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced their San Diego laboratory has been accredited by NVLAP for bulk asbestos fiber analysis. The exciting news has been spreading quickly with San Diego area asbestos and environmental ...


  • EMSL's Portland Laboratory Receives Bulk Asbestos PLM Accreditation for Vermont

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of asbestos laboratory services, is proud to announce that their Portland, Maine laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the state of Vermont’s Department of Health. The accreditation from Vermont’s Department of Health guarantees that EMSL Analytical’s Portland, Maine laboratory is certified to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • EMLab P&K`s San Diego Asbestos Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in San Diego, California by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500034-0). 'With our San Diego laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K`s Asbestos Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500031-0). 'With our Phoenix laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The recognition ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Maryland asbestos testing laboratory open 7 days to support upcoming asbestos abatement projects

    EMSL Analytical, Inc, a worldwide provider of asbestos, environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services has announced that their Beltsville, MD laboratory is open 7 days for asbestos analysis by PCM, PLM and TEM. 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. Its insulting and ...


  • Michigan asbestos testing laboratory can help prevent dangerous exposure to deadly asbestos fibers

    Last month it was reported in Detroit that close to 1,000 students and volunteers may have been exposed to deadly asbestos at a historic Detroit landmark. The volunteers worked over 75,000 hours this summer cleaning up the aging Michigan Central Train Station.The historic landmark has been an eyesore for area residents and its owner that had been under pressure to begin renovations. The ...


  • Boston asbestos testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings... As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged ...


  • Asbestos Siding on Homes May Expose People to Dangerous Asbestos Fibers

    Many homes built between the 1930s and the 1970s were constructed using asbestos siding and shingles on the exterior of the property. Due to the material’s strength, durability and fire resistant properties it was a popular ingredient in both manmade shingles and siding products. Over time, these materials can become damaged and begin to degrade. When this occurs, cancer causing asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Children Mistake Asbestos for Sidewalk Chalk

    Young children found pieces of what appeared to be sidewalk chalk outside a former high school in Niagara Falls, NY and began drawing with the substance outside the building. Only later did their parents discover that the children were actually playing with asbestos, the dangerous, carcinogenic mineral.   Vandals broke into the old high school to steal pipes and left the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a number of years, first in the laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, ...


    By ABCOV Companies

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