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  • 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 ...


  • Mesothelioma risk and asbestos hazards prompt testing in Washington

    Due to the recent public health emergency declared in Libby, Montana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun testing residential yards near a former W.R. Grace & Company insulation factory in Spokane, Washington. EPA work crews are testing for the presence of asbestos, a toxic mineral associated with the development of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Vermiculite Northwest, which ...


  • 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 ...


  • Asbestos…still an issue

    On June 17 of last year the federal government declared a public health emergency in Libby, Montana. The reason for the declaration was the asbestos exposure and contamination caused by the asbestos mine that began operations in 1919 near the small town. The declaration assures that there will be cleanup funds and money available for medical screening and treatment for area residents. In February ...


  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Are carbon nanotubes the `new asbestos`?

    The demand for carbon nanotubes is increasing because they have unusual properties, such as unique electrical properties. However, their needle-like shape is similar to asbestos, raising questions about their safety. A recent study conducted on mice indicates that a specific type of carbon nanotube does have asbestos-like effects, but further research is needed to assess whether this is also the ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • Flooring contractors should test flooring for asbestos to avoid EPA fines

    This summer a flooring company from New England was involved with renovating a school in Montpelier, Vermont. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the company violated federal asbestos regulations when they removed a vinyl tile floor that contained asbestos. Now the company is facing a possible $32,500 fine per day for the alleged violations.According to the Clean Air Act ...


  • 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 Expands Charlotte Asbestos and Mold Lab Testing Lab

    EMSL is pleased to announce the recent move of their Charlotte laboratory.  The new facility is a state of the art 4,500 square foot building which nearly doubles EMSL’s laboratory space.  This move was necessitated by EMSL’s tremendous growth in the Charlotte area since opening in June 2008.  Contributing to this tremendous growth has been the steady addition of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Insulation around pipes in homes may contain asbestos, testing confirms

    EMSL Analytical puts almost 30 years of asbestos testing experience to work protecting families from dangerous asbestos exposure. 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 fire resistant properties made it a common material used for insulating pipes. As many of these homes ...


  • 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

  • Asbestos Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their Woburn, MA testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly recommended for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Air Testing Company Owner Presented Leadership Award

    The 61st District of California has awarded the title of Chino’s Woman of the Year to Amy De Santiago, owner, President, CEO, and CFO of H2 Environmental Services, an asbestos inspection company. Ms. De Santiago was recognized for her hard work, dedication, and outstanding achievements in the ...


    By PRWeb

  • Homeowners Should Test Attics for Asbestos Containing Vermiculite Insulation

    EMSL Analytical offers easy asbestos testing solutions to protect people against insulation that may contain cancer causing asbestos fibers. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 30th, 2010 For years it has been known that up to 35 million homes across America may be contaminated with asbestos tainted vermiculite insulation.  Although not all materials that contain vermiculite ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Landfill a Concern for Area Residents

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure asbestos found in California does not cause health concerns for area residents. Garden Grove, CA, January 31st, 2011 A recent article highlighted the fact that once asbestos has been removed from a building the health concerns caused by the asbestos do not just go away.  A California family in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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