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  • 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

  • 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

  • Four States Enact Bedbug Legislation

    This spring, Arizona joined Maine, New York and Illinois as the first states to have signed into law legislation dealing with the bedbug invasion.  Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer signed into law new legislation that assigns responsibilities to landlords and tenants in multi-family housing to deal with the pesky blood sucking critters. The new law in Arizona requires landlords to provide ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Wood Rot Fungi’s Ability to Digest Biomass Studied by Scientists

    Scientists from the Energy Department’s Joint Genome Institute have been studying Phanaerochaete chrysosporium and Ceriporiopisis subvermispora for their ability to break down biomass.  The fungi are able to break down cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin from plants.  These fungi are of particular interest to the scientists as a possible source for enzymes used in the production ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Public Relations Firm Celebrates Independence Day

    In honor of the 4th of July and our founding fathers, Cochrane & Associates would like to thank the environmental, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality (IAQ) industries. Although the Declaration of Independence was actually approved by Congress on July 2nd, 1776 the date shown on the document and day of its celebration is July 4th.  To mark the occasion in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Renovating Old Buildings Could Expose People to Histoplasma capsulatum

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about a histoplasmosis outbreak associated with the renovation of an old building.  The article describes workers from a demolition company in Quebec who developed respiratory symptoms after exposure to dust containing bat or bird ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arkansas Girl Continues Battle against Brain Parasite

    Recent media reports have stated that a young girl who entered a hospital earlier this summer due to an often fatal amoeba infection continues to improve. This good news follows the tragic case of a young Florida boy who lost his battle with the same condition late last month. Both children were infected with Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the brain-eating ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 15th Annual Maxxam Award honours achievement in analytical chemistry

    Dr. Heather Lord, Maxxam’s Manager, Environmental R&D, was pleased to present the 15th Annual Maxxam Award to Dr. Sergey Krylov on June 5th at the CSC2014 Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Lord also delivered a presentation titled: Overcoming the Technical Challenges of LDPE Passive Sampling for PAHs in Groundwater and Surface Water. The Maxxam Award is presented ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

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