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  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene Explains CIH Job Analysis Studies

    The development of a quality credentialing or licensing program should follow certain logically sound and legally defensible procedures for developing examinations. Before a content-valid examination is developed, the knowledge and skills needed to be a certified professional in the field must be determined. The process for identifying these areas is known as a Role Delineation/Task Analysis or ...

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene Surveys Fall Examinees

    Gathering information from professionals in the industrial hygiene community is an important way for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene to understand industry trends. Just last month, ABIH announced a contest for CIHs to share their Value Story. The contest runs through June and provides an opportunity for CIHs to provide important insight to help the ABIH continue to improve the CIH ...

  • Maryland Mold Testing Lab offers IAQ and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in Richmond, VA

    Eric Ciotti, Business Development Manager for EMSL, is scheduled to speak in front of Virginia area indoor air quality professionals. The workshop is dedicated to helping indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals understand sampling techniques for fungi. Topics will include fungal cultures, PCR, allergens, mVOCs, mycotoxins, and more.   The IAQ and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshops for IAQ ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Renowned IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshops coming soon to San Diego and Los Angeles

    Microbiologist Janice Jones and Jaime Steedman Lyde, CIH, from EMSL Analytical and LA Testing will be presenting at two workshops this February. The courses will explore the latest developments in indoor air quality and industrial hygiene sampling methods and technologies with class participants. EMSL Analytical and LA Testing are pleased to announce that their popular IAQ, Microbial & ...


  • Study Links Exposure to Cadmium & Lead to Hearing Loss

    A study, recently published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives,of over 3,500 U.S. adults looked at the relationship between exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss. The participants were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and each was given a hearing exam and their blood was tested for lead and cadmium.   Researchers found that people with higher levels of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Study Finds Eating Rice Increases Arsenic Levels

    In the wake of a media frenzy surrounding high levels of arsenic in apple juice, a recently published study now indicates that eating rice may increase exposure to arsenic.   Researchers tested urine samples from over 200 pregnant women, some of whom ate a half-cup of rice daily and some who did not. Testing revealed that women who consumed a half-cup of rice for at least two days had 53 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Methamphetamine Labs Linked to Pseudophedrine Sales in Kentucky Study

    Many states have put restrictions on the amount of pseudophedrine consumers can purchase because it is a key ingredient in methamphetamine production. Now, a study in Kentucky has examined pseudophedrine sales to determine whether this limitation has helped to lower meth production, according to the Los Angeles Times. In Kentucky, a state law requires individuals who purchase medications ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Study Finds C. diff Infections on the Rise

    According to a new study, presented during Digestive Disease Week 2012, cases of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, are increasing in the United States. The Mayo Clinic study found that the number of infections from 2004 to 2009 were twelve times higher in children then from 1991 to 1997. Among these cases, 75% were not contracted during a hospital stay. Until recently, C. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Successfully Participates in Mycotoxin Research Study

    EMSL is proud to announce their successful participation in a global, inter-laboratory mycotoxin study. EMSL was one of only five laboratories in the United States invited to take part in this important research. During this study a proficiency test (PT) was performed for the simultaneous determination of 11 mycotoxins in corn using LC-MS/MS. Mycotoxins included aflatoxin B1, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Study: BPA May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

    A recent study published in Circulation has linked heart disease with bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial industrial chemical that is ubiquitous in plastics, resins, paint, can linings, and other products, reports Time.   Examining data from a long-running British health survey, researchers discovered that people who had heart disease also tended to have higher urinary ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Meet Hank: The Industrial Hygienist Consultant

    At RAECO Rents, we’ve heard our fair share of rental horror stories: equipment showing up late, damaged, without a charge, out of calibration, and everything in between. That’s where we got the idea for this video. Let us introduce you to Hank, the Industrial Hygienist Consultant. Hank’s really excited about his next project: a noise survey at a large industrial plant, ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • The Value of Certification Shared by Certified Industrial Hygienists

    Over the past several years, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® has been sharing stories from Certified Industrial Hygienists about what being certified has meant to their careers and personal development.  CIHs from across the globe have submitted their experiences to ABIH® and many of their stories can be read online at the ABIH® website. ...

  • Tools to Prepare for the Certified Industrial Hygienist Spring Exam

    The Certified Industrial Hygienist program is rigorous and achieved by only the best industrial hygienists.  February 1st was the deadline for Applicants to submit their completed applications to be eligible for the spring exam which is offered during April and May.  The intended purpose of the exam is to help ensure that professionals working in this field have the skills ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IEC Reports on a Case Study of a School District Tackling IAQ Issues

    Paul Cochrane, the President of Cochrane & Associates, edits a case study that was just published in the July 2010 issue of the indoor air quality’s (IAQ) leading trade journal. The July 2010 issue of the Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) is currently being shipped to tens of thousands of professionals involved with indoor air quality issues.  In this most recent issue a case ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Harms Children at Lower Levels than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    Experts say that the threshold for diagnosing lead poisoning in children should be lowered in light of new evidence that lead can harm children at lower levels than previously thought. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may revise its standards in response to a federal advisory committee’s recommendation.   According the New York Times, this is ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Study: Drinking Green Tea May Protect Against Lead Poisoning

    A new study published last month in Neurotoxicology indicates that drinking green tea along with a meal high in lead may protect against lead poisoning. Researchers found that when green tea was consumed along with a chemical known as lead acetate, the chemical caused less damage to the brain and nervous system than when the lead acetate was administered alone.   For the study, five ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Study Explains How BPA May Cause Diabetes and Weight Gain

    New research indicates that bisphenol-A, or BPA, may be responsible for the increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in the developed world. Past studies have linked the chemical to obesity and diabetes (as well as a greater risk of cancer, heart disease, and behavioral problems in young children), but now findings published in the journal PLoS ONE show how even miniscule amounts of BPA can trick ...


    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.

  • ChemRisk Study Confirms Formaldehyde Exposure from Hair-Smoothing Products

    ChemRisk LLC published the first independent study (http://oeh.informaworld.com/soeh/content~db=all~content=a942151618~frm=titlelink ) confirming that airborne formaldehyde levels associated with some keratin-based hair-smoothing treatments may exceed certain ...


    By ChemRisk®

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Can Help Prevent Cases of Lead Poisoning

    Last month, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced that they had issued recommendations to prevent lead poisoning among children in developing nations.  The recommendations, based on a case study of several developing parts of the world, has been released in the form of a reference document.  It was developed by the AIHA International Affairs Committee in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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