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  • Vapor Intrusion Risks a Real Threat to Building Occupants

    Vapor intrusion is the process by which chemicals migrate to the indoor air above a contaminated site. Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is movement of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. In extreme cases, the vapors may accumulate in dwellings or occupied buildings to levels that may pose near-term safety hazards from explosions, acute ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL's Portland Laboratory Receives Bulk Asbestos PLM Accreditation for Vermont

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of asbestos laboratory services, is proud to announce that their Portland, Maine laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the state of Vermont’s Department of Health. The accreditation from Vermont’s Department of Health guarantees that EMSL Analytical’s Portland, Maine laboratory is certified to analyze bulk ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Are People Unwittingly Releasing Formaldehyde with Air Fresheners?

    National Geographic recently posted a story on their website regarding air fresheners. “Earth-Friendly & Organic Air Fresheners” discusses both traditional air fresheners and eco-friendly options today’s consumers have available. The article highlights concerns over traditional air fresheners that millions of Americans have in their homes, offices and even schools. In ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Work-Related Respiratory Diseases can be Prevented

    EMSL Analytical provides air testing services to protect workers in the manufacturing sector from respiratory illness. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 8th, 2010 Silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis and chronic beryllium disease are some of the respiratory diseases caused almost exclusively by workplace exposures. Recently the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) released ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Davis Selected as Quality Assurance Manager

    Sherry Laboratories is pleased to announce the appointment of Tristan Davis to the position of Quality Assurance Manager. Tristan will oversee quality assurance at Sherry’s environmental testing laboratory in Lafayette, La., as well as Sherry’s air testing laboratory in Garland, Texas. He will be responsible for management of the quality system and act as a liaison with external ...


    By Sherry Laboratories

  • California Laboratory Educates Residents about Common IAQ Pollutants

    Most California residents, like people across the country, spend the majority of their time indoors. Whether at home, school or at the office, many are indoors up to 90% of the day. This fact makes the quality of the air people breathe indoors an important component of their overall health. In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health concerns or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • University Custodian Dies after Contracting Tuberculosis (TB)

    Last month, an Emory University custodian died from TB. He did not know he was sick and had not been to a doctor. This resulted in more than 400 people at the university being tested for tuberculosis and letters being distributed to students, faculty and staff. Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • TUV Rheinland and SCS Global Services Partner on Indoor Air Quality Laboratory Testing

    TUV Rheinland has announced a new partnership with SCS Global Services, on indoor air quality testing becoming the first SCS-approved laboratory in Asia. The TUV Rheinland Hong Kong VOC Emission Centre is equipped with more than 30 emission test chambers and accredited by DAkkS in accordance with ISO 17025 for the scope of most of the VOC and formaldehyde emission standards used in Europeand ...


    By TUV North America

  • SCS Global Services and TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Partner on Indoor Air Quality Laboratory Testing

    SCS Global Services has announced a new partnership with TUV Rheinland's Hong Kong laboratory, which will allow the companies to conduct rapid indoor air quality testing for manufacturers in Asia. SCS offers indoor air quality certification( http://www.scsglobalservices.com/indoor-advantage ) for furniture, flooring, paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants, insulation, wall coverings, carpet, ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • EMSL Analytical Attends Fungal Research Group Foundation Three-Day Conference and Training Workshop

    From March 13th through March 15th, EMSL Analytical attended and exhibited at the Fungal Research Group Foundation’s conference and training workshop in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The conference and workshop focused on flood and mold remediation after Super Storm Sandy and other natural disasters. After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, many people volunteered their time to assist in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Is your home making you sick?

    Just one week into summer and many parts of the country are feeling the heat. As warm temperatures grip the nation, millions of people find themselves spending more time in the comfort of their air conditioned homes. Approximately 20% of the population suffers from allergies and many of these people now wake up each morning to congestion, coughing and sneezing. Numerous studies have shown that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Odors from New Carpeting can Create Indoor Air Quality Problems for Some Building Occupants

    New carpeting offers an affordable and attractive flooring solution for many residential and commercial properties. In fact, billions of square feet of carpeting are installed in the United States each year. Like many other household materials and furnishings, new carpeting can be a source of chemical emissions. Carpets can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde, as may ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Kimball(R) office seating lines earn SCS indoor advantage(TM) gold certification

    Continuing Kimball Office's long history of creating, developing, and manufacturing sustainable products, the company is pleased to announce that all of its Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) certified seating lines have received Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification, and meet California specification 01350 of emissions. Additionally, 98 percent of all Kimball ...

  • EPA Takes Action on Two Potentially Harmful Chemicals

    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced actions on two chemicals to reduce harm to people. Under the Toxic Substance Act the EPA, “has released action plans to address the potential health risks of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and related compounds. Americans may be exposed to these chemicals when they are used in certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Can Allergies to Mold Spores Cause Hearing Loss?

    LA Testing offers mold, allergen and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for people who suffer from allergies. Los Angeles’ ABC Channel 7 reported earlier this month on the damage that allergies can cause to some people’s ears. The story highlighted the work being done at L.A.’s House Ear Institute for people impacted by allergies with hearing problems caused by ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Releases FREE Methamphetamine-Clandestine Test Kits

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., North America’s leading provider of laboratory testing services, is pleased to announce the release of their new Methamphetamine-Clandestine Drug Residue Test Kit for environmental and inspection professionals. Methamphetamine laboratories have been found in everything from hotel rooms and recreational vehicles to apartments and luxury suburban homes. During the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Canada Opens 2nd Canada Lab in Calgary, Alberta

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the largest network of AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP and NVLAP accredited indoor air quality testing laboratories in North America is proud to announce that they have expanded their network by opening a 2nd laboratory located in Calgary, Alberta. With this laboratory opening, EMSL now operates two Canadian labs located in Calgary, Alberta and Mississauga, Ontario, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical Launches MysteryOdor.com

    This month, a new online resource for the people dealing with mystery and nuisance odors became available. EMSL Analytical, Inc., one the North America’s largest air quality testing laboratories, is pleased to announce the launch of MysteryOdor.com. Mystery odors in an indoor environment can cause everything from a nuisance to health concerns for building occupants. These same odors can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM C233 / C233M - 11 standard test method for air-entraining admixtures for concrete

    This test method is used to develop data for comparison with the requirements of Specification C260. These tests are based on arbitrary stipulations permitting highly standardized testing in the laboratory, and are not intended to simulate actual job conditions. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the testing of materials proposed for use as ...


    By ASTM International

  • Mold Contamination Forces Pasadena Family from their Home

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help property owners and tenants identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, July 6th, 2010 Last month a publication in Pasadena, California reported on a family that had been forced to move out of their home after one of the family members became extremely ill due to mold exposure. Mold had begun ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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