breath test News

  • LA Testing Educates California Residents about the Hazards of Breathing Mold

    Mold is a natural part of the environment and can be found all around us. Having mold growing indoors and exposing people to high levels in the air they breathe can however, lead to serious health concerns. Inhalation exposure to mold indoors can cause health effects in some people. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and, in some cases, toxic substances known as mycotoxins. Inhaling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PTR-MS breath test shows potential for detecting liver disease

    Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS. Elevated levels of limonene in patients have been found to be indicative of a diseased liver. Especially in the UK liver disease has risen sharply over the past few decades and is the third biggest cause of premature ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Sewer Gas Testing and Consulting Services Allow Residents of Puerto Rico to Breathe Easier

    Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school or building depending on various circumstances. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. There can be highly toxic components of sewer gas which include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • A Breath of fresh air for the sales team!

    In order to develop our sales network Mr. Gutmayr has been appointed to the area of General Reduction Technology, both at home and abroad. Mr. Gutmayr has gained experience in sales office work and international customer service during his work with various regional companies. The ideal prerequisite for marketing our machines and plants, both nationally and internationally, and for building up ...

  • 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.

  • A breath of fresh air in the oxygen sensing industry

    The LuminOx Fluorescent Optical Oxygen Sensor is moving the industry forward like never before. Electrochemical sensors are sensitive to temperature and therefore require external compensation, using hardware or software methods. LuminOx contains built-in temperature compensation, so removes this requirement. Not ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • PhoCheck+ Provides Optimal Breathing Safety For Fire Fighters

    Used widely within the Fire Service Industry, the PhoCheck+ 1000 from Ion Science provides crucial testing of air compressors for safe, uncontaminated use of breathing apparatus. Evidence shows that oils and greases used to lubricate air compressors cause contamination of air that has been compressed into the tank, resulting in fire fighters experiencing an unpleasant ‘chemical taste’ ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • PTR-TOF in the spotlight at IABR Breath Summit 2016

    The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) held its annual summit conference at the renowned ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Between September 14 – 16, 2016, the latest scientific results in breath research were presented. In 12 talks researchers featured PTR-MS as their tool of choice for real-time breath gas analysis. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Interesting Facts about the Air We Breathe Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses interesting facts about the components that make up air and how it can become polluted.  “When asked what is in air, most people automatically say oxygen, but oxygen only makes up about 21% of the air we breathe,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Home testing for radon in US

    During January, National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General urge Americans to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking in the U.S. and in the ...

  • Recently enhanced NFPA 1001 Training Course covers essentials of self-contained breathing apparatus

    The average firefighter is no stranger to danger. In fact, they’re well acquainted. When risking everything to enter a fire zone or similar environment, it’s of the utmost importance that firefighters are also acquainted with the life-saving self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1001-level online training course, Self-Contained Breathing ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Personal exposure monitoring device predicts breathing rates, contributes to more meaningful environmental dose estimates

    A new technology developed by a research team led by RTI International will help scientists better understand the relationship between environmental contaminants in the air and potential adverse health effects. The new approach uses personal exposure monitors with built-in acceleration sensors to determine individual activity levels while predicting how fast adults, and potentially children, ...

  • EPA target agrees to soil testing

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement with Emhart Industries to conduct soil testing and other investigation work at a portion of the proposed B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in San Bernardino County, Calif. This agreement follows negotiations that began after the EPA notified Emhart Industries in March 2008 that it may be responsible for the contamination. Other companies ...

  • Bump testing doesn’t have to be a headache

    There are many reasons why a portable gas detector may not to react to gas, some of which may not be evident to the user. The safest way to make sure a gas monitor is working at its optimum is to regularly test the unit. This is known as a gas or ‘bump’ test. The following scenario highlights the importance of bump testing: Peter works at a local oil refinery and arrives on site in ...

  • New LEADQuick™ lead in soil test kit

    Lead exposure can cause serious health problems. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause brain damage and harm other vital organs. It’s common to find 15 to 40 parts per million (PPM) Lead in soil, which can also be expressed as milligrams per kilogram of lead (mg/kg). Soil lead levels can increase to several thousand mg/kg as a result of contamination by lead in urban areas due ...

  • Formaldehyde Hazards in Homes Identified with Convenient Test Kit

    Just last month, KXLY in Washington published and article about indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in homes and why people should get their homes tested.  According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Now Testing for Cryptococcus gattii Pathogenic Fungi

    Cryptococcus gattii has been appearing as a human and animal pathogen in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia. The organism is a saprophytic environmental fungus that is usually found in the soil and on trees. Animal and human pulmonary infection can occur by breathing in spores in areas where the organism is found but they cannot transmit the diseases to each other. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Home Test Kit Helps Identify Asthma Triggers

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.  For those suffering from asthma this makes it all the more important that the air they breathe in their homes, offices and schools is free of elevated levels of known asthma triggers.   One common asthma trigger that has been recognized for years is mold.  The EPA has even ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you