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  • Maryland Court Overturns Lead Paint Law that Shielded Landlords

    Maryland’s highest court ruled that an important provision of the 1994 lead-poisoning law violated the state constitution by denying lead-poisoning victims their day in court, reports the Baltimore Sun. Landlords of rental units built before 1950 had previously been protected from civil lawsuits from lead-poisoning victims as long as they registered and reduced the lead hazards in their ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • HEPA-XFP Eliminates Paint Booth Upgrades

    A.J. Dralle, Inc. announces the HEPA-XFP, a 3rd stage filtration system meeting HEPA level efficiencies, Neshap Method 319, and Ashrae 52.2 testing. Specifically constructed for aerospace paint booth exhaust systems using chromate paint formulations, the HEPA-XFP fits into standard 3 stage filtration frames – no ...


    By PRWeb

  • Kelly-Moore Paints Selects Locus Cloud Software for Compliance and Safety Management

    Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., a leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology and one of the first companies to offer recycled paints and higher performance no-VOC paints, announced it has selected Locus Technologies' award-winning ePortal? platform to provide a comprehensive, integrated system for environmental compliance and safety management throughout the corporation's facilities. ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA proposes nearly $460,000 in fines to Panthera Painting Inc. for exposing workers to lead, other safety and health hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Canonsburg-based Panthera Painting Inc. with 38 alleged violations—including 14 willful and 11 repeat—found at bridge work sites in Slatington, Harrisburg and Slatedale, where workers were exposed to lead and other safety and health hazards while performing abrasive blasting and repainting projects. ...

  • From Solar Paint to Instantly Charged Batteries, IEEE Experts Say the Future Looks Big for Nano

    It's been said that big things come in small packages. But according to experts at IEEE, the world's largest professional technical association, some of the technology innovations and devices that could make the biggest impact in our world are so small millions of them could fit on the head of a pin. These game-changing advancements in nanotechnology, or the "science of small things," are ...

  • New personal ozone monitors

    Amidst growing concern with the consequences of ground level ozone on health, and the continued failure of the UK to meet European air quality directives, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, has launched a new portable UV-based ozone monitor which significantly enhances the ability to measure the air that people breathe.  The handheld Personal Ozone Monitor (POM) allows ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Lead Free Renovations

    This spring, dear friends of mine renovated an old house. Because they are committed to recycling wherever possible, they saved the old doors and decided to refinish them themselves. In a bare patch of their backyard, they merrily stripped and sanded 14 layers of paint off the old doors, marvelling at the many colours the house had gone through over the century. It was a dusty task, but they ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PTR-MS for indoor air quality monitoring

    A new review article discussed some most important applications of IONICON PTR-MS systems in indoor air quality monitoring Air quality indoors is influenced by many sources of airborne contamination e.g. VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These substances are emitted by household products, electronics such ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Environmental analysis – online monitoring of chromate in wastewater

    Metrohm Process Analytics is pleased to present a solution for the online monitoring of chromate (hexavalent chromium) in industrial wastewater streams. This turn-key solution uses titration with subsequent photometric detection and is based on the ICON Analyzer, a dedicated online photometer ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Researchers Call for More Emphasis on Indoor Pollution Monitoring

    Indoor pollution is killing people at rates significantly higher than outdoor pollution, and the general public has for years been none the wiser new research reveals. According to a recent publication by leading global air filtration specialist Camfil, many people are unaware of the massive number of indoor pollution related deaths that occur annually. According to the World Health Organization, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • CDC Revises Lead Poisoning Guidelines as Lead Expert Responds to Help Children

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their lead poisoning guidelines.  The CDC basically cut in half the amount of lead found in children’s blood between the ages of 1 and 5 that will now trigger monitoring and other actions.   According to the CDC, the new lead guidelines will increase the patient population to over 440,000 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Strengthens Lead in Drinking Water Rule

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) EPA is helping to reduce lead in drinking water by issuing a final rule that will improve requirements in the areas of monitoring, customer awareness and lead service line replacement. Specifically, the agency will require water suppliers to provide consumers with information to help them make decisions about how to limit their exposure to lead in drinking ...

  • Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

    More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma.  Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  Nationwide, OSHA estimates that 11 million workers in a wide range of industries ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Childhood lead exposure linked to violent crime in adults

    High levels of lead in the blood of fetuses and young children has been linked for the first time to higher rates of criminal arrest in adulthood. The strongest association between childhood blood-lead level and criminal behavior was for arrests involving acts of violence, new research has found. Based on long-term data from a childhood lead study in Cincinnati, Kim Dietrich, PhD, and his team at ...

  • Lead in Kids’ Blood Linked With Behavioral and Emotional Problems

    Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower blood lead ...

  • Minneapolis, Hennepin County Will Receive $6.8 Million Grant to Remove Lead

    Local officials have received a $6.8 million dollar grant to remove toxic lead paint and other health threats from homes in Minneapolis and elsewhere Hennepin County. A city-county taskforce on childhood lead poisoning prevention secured the funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), explained the local Star Tribune. The taskforce has already reduced the number of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Markes international to showcase leading thermal desorption technology at PITTCON 2010

    Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd announces that it will demonstrate its market-leading systems for thermal desorption (TD) at PITTCON 2010. The new TD-100 is the latest in a line of innovative and technologically advanced thermal desorption systems from the company. It will be showcased alongside the latest higher temperature and ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Recycling Lead from Used Batteries Increases Health Risks in Mexico

    Increasing numbers of old batteries that Americans recycle are sent to Mexico, where the lead is removed and then re-sold or re-used, according to the New York Times. The recycling process for batteries has become more expensive and complex in the U.S. since the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) instituted new regulations concerning lead pollution, so American companies are sending more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s North Carolina Lead Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina has been granted accreditation through the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA-LAP). The Charlotte lab is now AIHA-LAP ELLAP accredited for lead testing. The Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) is recognized by the EPA National Lead ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • AWWA Board supports recommendation for complete removal of lead service lines

    The Board of the American Water Works Association voted unanimously Monday to support recommendations from the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) that strengthen the Lead and Copper Rule and ultimately lead to the complete removal of lead service lines. “The water community’s first priority is to provide safe water for ...

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