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  • Is There Mercury in Your Skin Cream?

    Health officials inCaliforniahave traced the mercury poisoning of a 39 year old woman to skin-lightening cream fromMexico. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that at least 22 people in five households inCaliforniaandVirginiahad used mercury-laced skin-lightening creams made inMexico. Twelve Californians and ten Virginians had elevated levels of mercury in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Revolutionary new meter field tests Lead, Mercury and Cadmium levels in Water

    The new eXact LEADQuick™ photometer is the ideal meter for field testing Lead, Mercury and Cadmium amounts in potable water. This new modified method accurately detects 3 to 500 µ/L (ppb) on site lead (as Pb+2) levels in either water (as low as 3 µg/L), soil (as low as 50 mg/kg) or paint (as low as 0.05 mg/cm2) with resolution of 1 µg/L and accuracy of +/-3 µg/L. The ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Mercury and Mercury Compounds

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • Fire & Rescue Service deploy ABLE Jerome for mercury spillage detection

    Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service, acting on the advice of one of its Fire Board’s constituent local authorities’ scientific advisory services namely, Glasgow Scientific Services, has recently purchased ABLE’s Mercury Detection System for its technical support teams and mobile technical support laboratory. Mercury, also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum , is a chemical element with the symbol ...

  • Many in the U.S. still Encounter Mercury Hazards

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for mercury and other heavy metals to protect people and the environment. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2010 Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC have been found to contain mercury.  Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.  Due to mercury’s unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mercury is still a Hazard in Most Buildings across the U.S.

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide mercury and other heavy metal testing services to protect building occupants from its toxic health hazards.   Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at room temperature, but can easily evaporate.  A recent article in the September 2010 issue of Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) newspaper entitled ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EU close to agreeing mercury device controls

    EU governments and the European parliament’s rapporteur MEP have struck a compromise deal paving the way for a ban on mercury in all fever thermometers. The restrictions will also cover similar measuring devices, such as barometers, that are intended for public sale. A committee of EU member state representatives formally backed the first-reading deal on Tuesday. But the accord has yet to ...

  • Toy Jewelry Containing Mercury - a Real Threat

    LA Testing provides mercury testing services to determine if products or the environment contain the hazardous metal. Los Alamitos, CA, May 24th, 2010 Earlier this year the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued warnings about toy jewelry containing mercury.  Glass pendants containing the liquid metal have appeared in the state and if they ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mercury Dangers Lurk in Buildings across Chicago and the Nation

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide mercury and heavy metal testing services to protect people from their deadly exposure.   Last week it was reported that the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued three citations against the City of Dubuque Water Pollution Control Plant due to a mercury spill.   Also in the last several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Could Your Lotions & Antiseptic Soaps be Contaminated with Mercury?

     Earlier this month, CNN published a report about skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps and lotions that may be contaminated with mercury.  The report cited a U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning of mercury poisoning being linked to skin products. Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use these consumer products that might contain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mercury Exposure in Womb May Be Connected to ADHD

    As attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rates rise in the United States, more research has been conducted to determine the cause. A new study on mercury exposure during pregnancy indicates that fetal exposure to the toxic substance may be linked to ADHD. Researchers found that children exposed to high levels of mercury while in the womb have a greater chance of developing attention ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Kansas Issues Fish Warnings for Mercury, PCBs, Perchlorate

    TOPEKA, Kansas (ENS) - Kansas has issued fish consumption advisories for 2007 that set guidelines for mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in fish, perchlorate in fish and other aquatic life, and lead and cadmium in shellfish. With the advisories, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks identify species of fish that ...

  • Slag Containing Arsenic, Mercury, and Lead Contaminates Columbia River

    According to the Huffington Post, Teck Resources Ltd. has admitted that discharge from their smelter has polluted the Columbia River across the U.S. and Canada border for 100 years, from 1896 to 1995. The Columbia River is contaminated with slag containing arsenic, mercury, lead, and other metals left over after the company processed zinc at its smelter located near the river. Teck ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Mercury Reported in Fish from San Francisco’s Crystal Springs Reservoir

    LA Testing provides testing services to prevent mercury from the environment and food products from impacting people and animals. Garden Grove, CA, August 2nd, 2010 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • One in Every Four New Yorkers` Blood High in Mercury

    NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey results released today by the New York City Health Department, and the elevations are closely tied to fish consumption. Asian and higher-income New Yorkers eat more fish, and have higher average mercury levels than others, both locally and nationally. Nearly half ...

  • Protecting New York Workers and Residents from Mercury Poisoning Hazards

    Last month, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a remediation contractor from Schenectady has been fined over $140,000 for exposing workers to mercury poisoning and for not providing the proper employee safeguards. According to the OSHA news release, the employees were removing liquid mercury and mercury-contaminated soil and wood from the third and ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • CORMETECH Sales of COMET™ Mercury Oxidation SCR Catalyst top 7000MW in 2013

     Multiple utilities have applied Cormetech's COMET™ SCR catalyst technology in consideration of the EPA MATS rule which requires a decrease in the amount of mercury emissions.  Over the past two years, Cormetech has designed and commissioned multiple unique solutions of this cutting edge technology to increase ...


    By Cormetech, Inc.

  • Mercury Reduction Requirements Generate Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

    The new regulations to reduce mercury emissions are creating a market for products and services of hundreds of millions of dollars per year and a five year market in excess of $1 billion. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in its Air Pollution Management online service.  These totals are extracted from the more specific McIlvaine reports on air pollution monitoring and sampling, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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