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  • Oregon Guard Soldiers Sue Military Contractor over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure

    LA Testing provides hexavalent chromium and other metal testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from the cancer causing materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 20th, 2010 Last month a federal judge ruled a lawsuit by some veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard could proceed against a major contractor from the war in Iraq.  The veterans ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Hexavalent Compounds

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.� Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hexavalent Chromium is a Concern for Illinois Companies

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) testing services to protect workers and the public from its deadly exposure. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitored the air at Saint Josaphat School in Chicago, Illinois.   According to the EPA website, “EPA selected this school for monitoring because it is located ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toxic Plume of Chromium Spreads at Town Made Famous by Erin Brokovich

    LA Testing provides testing services for hazardous materials to protect people and the environment. December 8th, 2010 Garden Grove, CA Last month MSNBC reported that a toxic plume of chromium has spread to numerous groundwater wells in a California desert town made famous by actress Julia Roberts in the Erin Brockovich movie.  According to the article, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Zealand places ban on unsafe water colour paint sets

    An Unsafe Goods Notice has been issued against a set of water colour paints, due to unsafe lead and chromium levels, Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard said last week. The Notice officially bans the paint set, marketed under the Tian Mao Panda brand, from New Zealand retail shelves. As part of the its ongoing work in the area of product safety the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, with the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • ASTM A829 / A829M - 11 Standard Specification for Alloy Structural Steel Plates

    This specification deals with alloy structural steel plates. Plate specimens addressed under this specification are available in four treatment conditions (as rolled or hot rolled; annealed; normalized; and normalized and tempered), three structural forms (rectangular; circular and semi-circular; and sketch, including rings), five edge categories (mill edge; universal mill edge; sheared edge; gas ...


    By ASTM International

  • Test leather without pellets using the Quest ATR

    The Specac Quest ATR can provide easy testing for harmful chromate in leather. Through extensive contact with the skin, chromium can be toxic and cause contact allergic dermatitis, as well as triggering other diseases. This effect is most common when chromium is found in the salt form. Yet this substance is still used in parts of the ...


    By Specac Limited

  • ASTM A744 / A744M - 10e1 standard specification for castings, iron-chromium-nickel, corrosion resistant, for severe service

    This specification covers standard requirements for iron-chromium-nickel alloy, stainless steel castings intended for particularly severe corrosive applications. Alloys shall be melted by the electric furnace process with or without refining such as argon-oxygen-decarburization. Castings shall be heat treated and shall conform to the required heat treatment conditions. The materials shall conform ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM A623M - 11 standard specification for tin mill products, general requirements [Metric]

    This specification covers a group of common requirements which shall apply to tin mill products. The steel shall be made by the open-hearth, electric-furnace, or basic-oxygen process. The steel shall conform to specified chemical composition requirements. Rockwell 30T hardness test shall be done to the plates. This test forms the basis for a system of temper designation. The mechanical properties ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM A623 - 11 standard specification for tin mill products, general requirements

    This specification covers a group of common requirements which shall be applied to tin mill products. The steel shall be made by the open-hearth, electric-furnace, or basic-oxygen process. The steel shall conform to the chemical composition requirements as specified. Tin mill products shall undergo Rockwell testing and shall be in accordance with specified requirements. This abstract is a brief ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA finishes first round of testing for air pollution at Cupertino school

    A first round of data will be available soon on the air being tested around Stevens Creek Elementary School, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The early results regarding levels of chromium VI were scheduled to be released in early August on the EPA's school air program Web site. Stevens Creek Elementary School is one of 62 schools selected by the EPA to test and monitor air ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • ASTM A20 / A20M - 11 standard specification for general requirements for steel plates for pressure vessels

    This specification covers a group of common requirements that apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels. The steel shall be made in an open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-arc furnace process. Sampling and methods for chemical analysis are discussed. Yield strength tests, tension tests, and notch-toughness tests shall be made in accordance to the product specification to conform to the ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM A436 - 84(2011) standard specification for austenitic gray iron castings

    This specification covers austenitic gray iron castings that are used primarily for their resistance to heat, corrosion, and wear. The types of castings covered here are: Type 1, Type 1b, Type 2, Type 2b, Type 3, Type 4, Type 5, and Type 6. The materials shall be manufactured by melting in any furnace that produces castings which includes cupolas, air furnaces, electric furnaces, crucible ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA statement on chromium-6 in drinking water

    EPA issued the following statement and background information in response to a study released on December 20, 2010 by the Environmental Working Group: “EPA absolutely has a drinking water standard for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 (also known as Hexavalent Chromium), and we require water systems to test for it. This standard is based on the best available science and is ...

  • Hexavalent Chromium Contamination Forces EPA to Demolish New Jersey Building

    According to the Environmental Protective Agency (EPA), the E.C. Electroplating building in Garfield, NJ will be carefully torn down due to hexavalent chromium contamination. Groundwater beneath the building has also been impacted by the chemical, which affects nearby residents as the water seeps into their basements. Preliminary samples reveal that parts of the E.P. Electroplating building, its ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM E1025 - 11 Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Material Grouping Classification of Hole-Type Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    This practice covers the design, material grouping classification, and manufacture of hole-type image quality indicators (IQI) used to indicate the quality of X-ray and gamma-ray radiologic images. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard ...


    By ASTM International

  • Statement from EPA administrator Jackson regarding her meeting with 10 U.S. senators on Chromium-6 (DC)

    Yesterday, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson met with Senators Richard Durbin (IL), Mark Kirk (IL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Bob Casey (PA), Ben Nelson (NE), Bill Nelson (FL), Daniel Akaka (HI), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Jeff Bingaman (NM), and Jeff Merkley (OR) to brief them on the issue of chromium-6 in drinking water as it relates to this week’s Environmental Working Group (EWG) report. The ...

  • UL Expands Water Testing Capabilities to Detect Chromium-6 Contamination

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a world leader in advancing safety, is now offering municipalities and customers across the country access to its globally recognized testing and certification services to detect Chromium-6, also known as hexavalent chromium, in drinking water supplies. Through an investment in new, state-of-the-art technology and advanced personnel training, UL has ...


    By UL LLC

  • Hexavalent Chromium Exposure in Georgia Manufacturing Plant

    A manufacturing plant in Hartwell, Georgia has been cited for 16 safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA. The violations were detected upon inspection after receiving a complaint alerting the agency to occupational hazards at the facility. The total projected fine is $79,300. Of the 16 violations, 14 of them were considered serious violations in which there is ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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