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  • Bed Bug Infestations Are Back in the News

    Earlier this month, Fox News published a report about an alarming increase in the number of Wisconsin residents complaining about the presence of bed bugs. According to the article, public health officials in the state have seen a remarkable increase in calls concerning the pests over the past two to three years. Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Recipients of 11th Annual Maxxam Values Awards announced

    For the 11th consecutive year, Maxxam recognized employees from across the country at the annual Maxxam Values Awards, the company’s most prestigious recognition. This year’s nine recipients represented departments ranging from Laboratory Operations and Customer Service to Quality Assurance and Outsourced Laboratories. Maxxam Values Award Winners are nominated by their peers for ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Maxxam’s third annual Corporate Responsibility Report is “more than meets the eye”

    We are pleased to announce that Maxxam has published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s commitment to continually improving business performance and practices. The report summarizes the activities surrounding Maxxam’s six guiding principles for ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bibby Scientific inspires the next generation of scientists with British Science Week

    Bibby Scientific announced today that almost 250 school children attended a series of five scientific and engineering workshops at the company's manufacturing facilities in Staffordshire, UK, as part of British Science Week (13-22 March 2015). The students, aged 12-13 years old, were invited from local middle schools to participate in hands-on workshops that covered a range of ...


  • Illinois, One of a Few States with Bedbug Legislation

    Illinois recently joined several other states in pioneering legislation to combat the spread of bedbugs across their state.  Currently in Illinois there is legislation that railcars that will be occupied by the public be free from bedbugs and mandates regular cleaning and inspection of the railcars. In addition, legislation authorizes the Structural Pest Control Advisory Council to develop a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA’s ERMI Fungal Sampling Technology used as a Predictor of Childhood Asthma

    A study just published online in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology discusses how mold exposure may contribute to the development of childhood asthma.  The study was developed to help determine if mold exposures at an early age will lead to the development of asthma. The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Deadly Amoeba Naegleria fowleri Found in Louisiana Tap Water

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Naegleria fowleri, has been detected in the Louisiana homes of two people who died in 2011 from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. The two victims reportedly fell ill after clearing their nasal passages with neti pots containing salt water. Health teams inspected the victim’s homes to test water samples for Naegleria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chicago Residents Learn of Ways to Protect Against Flooding Hazards

    With spring less than a month away, and Chicago area residents witnessing winter rains and snow, a local building science professional is educating people about environmental hazards that can result from flooding.    EC2, a leading environmental and building science consulting and testing services provider, has a long history of educating people across the Midwest about indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • Asbestos Analysis Laboratory Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the world's leading asbestos testing laboratory is celebrating its 30th year of providing quality asbestos laboratory results to asbestos and environmental professionals worldwide. Opening in 1981 in Camden, NJ, in a small storefront building on Market Street, EMSL has now grown to over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  In addition to asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Lab and Product Divisions Exhibit at AIHce in Portland

    EMSL Brings Latest Trends and Offerings in Environmental Sampling and Laboratory Testing to Industrial Hygiene Professionals EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment is exhibiting at The American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California High School Closed Due to Possible MRSA Contamination

    Last week, San Diego’s ABC affiliate reported that a private high school in Carmel Valley was closed after a student was believed to have come down with an infection due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas.    The school responded by closing its doors last Friday through the weekend to implement a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the campus. Cathedral ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Dozens at George Washington University

    Last week, students, faculty and staff from George Washington University were warned to take extra precautions following an outbreak of norovirus on campus.  Approximately 85 cases of the gastrointestinal illness have already been identified.  This latest outbreak is the third this year that has been investigated by the D.C. Department of Health.  In the United States, the Centers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause

    A team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and academic scientists are analyzing samples of coral and surrounding sediments from an area damaged near the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico. These samples, collected in December, are being used to investigate how and why the corals on these reefs died. The cruise revisited MC 338, the site where dead and dying coral were found covered by an ...

  • Introduction GloEn-Patrol ballast water treatment system

    Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Treatment System.’ The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol™ system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies: filtration and UV light for the removal of sediments and aquatic organisms and to destroy (micro)organisms. The complete system is simple to ...


    By Hatenboer-Water BV

  • LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater

    LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the only commercial offering that can measure and ...

  • The GE Store for Technology

    Welcome to GE Global Research, also known as the GE Store for Technology. Across our global network of nine technology centers, we have more than 3,600 of the world’s best scientists and engineers driving advanced technologies for all of GE’s industrial businesses. They are part of a global team of 50,000 technologists across the company driving GE’s future every day. At Global ...


    By General Electric

  • New Compact, research-grade UV-VIS spectrophotometers deliver industry’s highest absorbance level and ultra-low stray light

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the compact UV-2600 and UV-2700 UV-Vis spectrophotometers, which feature advanced optical systems and Shimadzu’s proprietary “Lo-Ray-Ligh” diffraction gratings. The new spectrophotometers substantially reduce stray light, enabling confident and convenient use for routine analysis and demanding research applications. With its double ...

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