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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 24 hours (or ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • 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.

  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids

    In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe. MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction, and to remove ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 & 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

  • 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 ...


  • Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria Found to Breathe Iron

    According to R&D Magazine, researchers have discovered that when proteins on the surface of bacteria touch a mineral surface, the bacteria produces an electric current allowing it to breathe iron the way humans breathe oxygen. Researchers believe that by understanding how the bacteria are able to breathe iron, they will be able to use the microbes for cleaning up soil contaminants, trapping ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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