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  • Is Your Furniture Emitting Formaldehyde?

    Did you know that furniture and building materials may release noxious gas into air? The process, known as off-gassing, can pose a serious threat to a family’s health as they breathe in volatile chemicals.   Major sources of one such chemical, formaldehyde, are pressed wood products manufactured with adhesive resins, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The resins ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UL and QUATEST3 sign alliance agreement to develop furniture testing and emissions laboratory in Vietnam

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and QUATEST3 (Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3) today announced the signing of an Alliance Agreement to develop a furniture and chemical emissions testing laboratory in Vietnam. The goal of the agreement is to provide a world-class product testing facility and expertise in regulations that will enable Vietnamese furniture manufacturers to expand their ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • NSF Sustainability Launches VOC Emissions Testing and Certification Program for Commercial Furniture Industry

    NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International, has partnered with emissions testing leader Materials Analytical Services, LLC (MAS) to offer VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission testing for the commercial and institutional furniture industry. This new service will help companies save costs and time by providing all testing and validation ...


    By NSF International

  • 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( ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • 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 ...


    By TUV North America

  • 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 ...

  • Analytik Jena Supports Research and Training at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein in Hessen, Germany

    Analytik Jena AG and the private Fresenius University of Applied Sciences are setting up a joint application center for customers for both teaching and research at the university’s site in Idstein in Hessen, Germany. They signed a three-way cooperation agreement with the Wesemann laboratory furnishing company, which provides modern and flexible laboratory furniture of the LABterminal ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • 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 Foundation

  • RoHS Directive: New tools to measure polybrominated flame retardants

    The European Commission's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has released two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to help analytical laboratories better detect two classes of flame retardants banned under the RoHS Directive. Polybrominated flame retardants are used in a wide variety of products to inhibit or resist the spread of fire, for example, paper, furniture ...

  • Air Quality Sciences, Inc. Highlights Newest Small Chamber Technology

    AQS meets high domestic and international demand with the addition of 15 new small environmental chambers. ATLANTA - Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) is home to the largest commercial environmental chamber laboratory offering more than 60 state-of-the-art chambers ranging from room-sized to small. Higher international demand for low-pollutant emissions testing and third party ...


    By Aerias, LLC

  • 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. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Consumer product safety commission begins enforcing strict lead limits in children’s products

    EMSL Analytical offers close to 30 years of testing experience at their accredited laboratories.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) began enforcing the new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on August 14th of this year. The goal of the new regulations is to make children’s products safer. Included in the regulations are new lower lead content limits ...


  • 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 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Catalogue and Mug

    Stratlab has a new catalogue.  Request your FREE copy now! Our new catalogue concentrates on glassware, plastics and some other indispensable laboratory consumables. Request your copy now and you can receive a free limited edition Stratlab mug.** Also, notice the new logo, you will be seeing more of  this as we push on into 2014. ...


    By Stratlab Ltd

  • Combustible dust believed to have caused explosion at Canadian nursery

    Industries that generate or handle combustible dusts should consider having materials tested according to EMSL Analytical, Inc. A recent explosion at a plant nursery in New Brunswick, Canada is believed to have been caused by peat moss dust. An explosion was heard by employees that resulted in a fire that burned down 3 buildings and caused close to US$1 million in damages. It took almost 100 ...


  • Illinois Residents Need to be Aware of Meth Lab Dangers

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for properties that were formerly used as clandestine meth laboratories to protect residents from their toxic aftermath.                      Methamphetamine is a drug that is also called meth, speed, crank, crystal or ice. It is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property owners encouraged to test for formaldehyde

    The National Cancer Institute’s fact sheet entitled Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk reports that, “…some studies of industrial workers have suggested that formaldehyde exposure is associated with nasal sinus cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer, and possibly with leukemia.” The same formaldehyde found in some work environments can also found in many products that exist in our homes and offices. Due to ...


  • BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality Credits

    BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Is Your Home Making You Sick?

    EMSL Analytical has been on the forefront of providing quick and affordable allergen and mold testing solutions to ensure good indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 28th, 2010 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 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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