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  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • EMSL Analytical Tests NHL’s Stanley Cup for Bacteria

    EMSL Analytical tested the legendary trophy for the Chicago Tribune this month to see if the 5,000 people that touch and kiss it each day it is on tour are spreading dangerous pathogens. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th, 2010 Last week the National Hockey League’s (NHL) beloved Stanley Cup came to the offices of the Chicago Tribune.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Link between Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria

    Recent research with mice points to a link between the composition of gut flora and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from KU Leuven and VIB have now joined a European research project that will investigate this link in greater detail and develop possible treatments based on their findings. Scientists from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in ...

  • Asthma and the Link to Exposure to Mold and Bacteria

    A new study by European scientists has found that children who grow up on a farm appear to be less likely to develop asthma.  In February of this year it was reported in HealthDay News that, “The risk of asthma was reduced by as much as 51 percent for children living on farms, and researchers suspect that it's the diversity of exposure to different microbes that may offer protection ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Help With Recovery After Mississippi River Flooding

    Spring snow melt off and weeks of heavy rain have caused flooding in the Mississippi River and Ohio River Valleys that has become the worst flooding in the central United States in 70 years. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and neighborhoods in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee among other parts of the Midwest and ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing and bacteria testing capacity to support California after flooding

    In response to flooding in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in California with AIHA accredited labs in ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Northeast After Flooding

    Severe storms battered the Northeast and caused flooding in some states including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in the Northeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing And Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Tennessee After Flooding

    San Bruno, CA, May 18, 2010 – Severe storms moved across Tennessee and caused flooding severe flooding throughout the state. Governor Phil Bredesen declared 52 of Tennessee"s 95 counties as disaster areas due to this flooding. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in Tennessee, EMLab ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Indiana and Ohio After Flooding

    Severe thunderstorms caused severe flooding throughout central and southern Indiana including Delaware and Madison counties. In Ohio, a mix of melting snow and heavy rain led to flooding across the state. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated.   In response to the flooding in the Midwest, EMLab P&K has added ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing And Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Northeast U.S. After Flooding

    Severe storms battered the Northeast and caused flooding in some states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and parts of New Hampshire and New York. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in the Northeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing & bacteria testing capacity to support Georgia and the Southeast after flooding

    In response to flooding in the Atlanta metro area and rest of the Southeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in the region with an AIHA accredited ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing & bacteria testing capacity to support Florida & Georgia during flooding

    In response to flooding in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in the region with an AIHA accredited mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Helps North Dakota With Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing After Flooding

    The Souris River overflowed its banks last month, breaking a 130-year-old high-water record and damaging thousands of homes. About 11,000 people were evacuated from Minot, ND neighborhoods nearest the river as the water crested nearly 13 feet above flood stage. The flood damaged an estimated 4,100 homes in Minot, ND, most of which were not insured against flooding. The damage was so severe that ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria May be in Contaminated Turkey Burgers

    Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they are, “…collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella hadar infections. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Salmonella bacteria obtained ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionella Bacteria Identified with PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Recently, Legionella has made the news as outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported from Maryland to the United Kingdom and Spain.  These Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria can be found in natural, freshwater environments across much of the globe, but they are typically present in insufficient numbers to cause disease.  Unfortunately, various manmade environments can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dangerous bacteria may be lurking in your showerhead

    Earlier this month the online journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reported that new research indicated that dangerous bacteria may be more commonly found in showerheads than was previously thought. Genetic tests were conducted from 45 showerheads in apartments, single homes and public places in nine U.S. cities from five states.Approximately 20% of the swabs taken from the ...


  • Bacteria Detected in Hand Soap Causes Recall in Canada

    According to CBC News, Avmor Ltd. of Laval, Quebec has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of their Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap after testing conducted by Health Canada detected the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Drug Identification Number for the infected product is 02319144, and the lot number is F121392032. Approximately 1,020 one-liter containers are included in this ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Analysis and Reporting for Sulphate Reducing Bacteria in Closed Systems

    The latest guidelines released by The British Standard BS 8552 ‘Sampling of water from building services closed systems’ suggests that the five day test for sulphate reducing bacteria currently offered is no longer considered appropriate and an alternative method would be more suitable. As a result of the amendments to the guidelines ALS Environmental have amended our testing method ...


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