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  • Houston Mold Testing Laboratory is Ready to Help Area Residents Test for Mold and Other Contaminants from Hurricane Alex

    EMSL Analytical’s Houston laboratory has prepared their facility to rapidly respond to Texas residents who experience flooding and water damage by offering fast and affordable testing solutions. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 2nd, 2010 What was once Hurricane Alex is forecast to continue to drop large amounts of precipitation across parts of Texas and the Houston region.  Some ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Contaminations From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Connecticut this past weekend.  A flood watch remained in effect for Rhode Island, central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, including New London and Windham counties until this morning. Many people have been evacuated from homes and businesses in some areas due to the flooding.  Tragically, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Fusarium and other Fungal Contaminants

    Earlier this year, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    The article discussed these findings as a possible source of Fusarium infections in people.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding

    The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N'easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.Flooding can cause the contamination of water with ...


  • 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 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Contamination Adds to Fresno Condo Complex’s Woes

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for homeowners and potential buyers to ensure properties are free of mold contamination and other potential indoor contaminants. Pasadena, CA, April 25th, 2011 Earlier this month KFSN-TV of Fresno, California reported on a condo complex that is facing foreclosure in Northwest Fresno.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Contamination Forces Florida Elementary School to Close

    According to The Gainesville Sun, Starke Elementary School in Bradford County, Florida has been closed due to mold and fungus contaminations. The five hundred students who attend the school will be sent to alternate schools in the area or other locations until the issue is resolved. The school has reportedly experienced mold issues since it was built sixteen years ago. After ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Massachusetts Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Mold Growth From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Massachusetts this past weekend as More than two and a half inches of rain fell over the last 24 hours in East Longmeadow.  Flooding was reported in locations across Western Massachusetts, including in Easthampton, where there was flooding on Fort Hill Road. Many people have been evacuated from homes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Allergy Causing Molds Identified with Home Test Kit

    Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. People suffer from allergies caused by everything from insects to certain types of foods. Of all those with this condition, some 40 million have indoor and outdoor allergies as their primary allergy.  These may be comprised of allergic triggers to grass, pollens, molds and other irritants.   For people who suffer month after month the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Test Kit Helps Tropical Storm Debby Victims Identify Fungal Contaminants

    Last week, Tropical Storm Debby left close to 2 feet of rain in parts of Florida as it slowly made its way across the state.  Neighboring states also received heavy rains and many areas hardest hit also experienced strong winds, flooding and even tornadoes.   As people begin repairing property damage from the storm they need to keep in mind that mold can begin growing in an indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hurricane Sandy Victims Turn to IAQ Test Kit to Identify Mold and Other Indoor Contaminants

    Last week, Hurricane Sandy caused dozens of deaths, power outages and massive flooding that impacted tens of millions of Americans.  Some early reports on the cost of the historic storm estimate property damage to be close to $20 billion.   With cleanup underway, news reports and public health officials have begun to warn people in the impacted areas of health concerns due to the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Atlanta mold testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged properties can be saved with proper and extensive water extraction and mold remediation and prevention techniques. Damaged properties not only have to deal with water damage issues, ...


  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Penicillium and other Fungal Contaminants in Homes, Offices and Schools

    Many people recognize that a type of fungus, known as Penicillium, can produce the antibiotic known as penicillin.  This wonder drug has been responsible for saving countless lives beginning in the 20th century through today.   Far fewer people recognize that Penicillium is also one of the most common fungal contaminants found in buildings that have suffered ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold contamination forcing California tax collecting agency to move

    The executive director of the California Board of Equalization has convinced state lawmakers to draft a bill that would authorize the agency to find a new place of business. The agency is currently housed in a 24-story building in Sacramento that has suffered from recurring leaks and mold contamination. Employees working day after day in buildings with high levels of mold can become sensitized. ...


  • Mold, Sewage Contamination, and Carbon Monoxide Pose Threat to Hurricane Sandy Victims

    According to ABC News, Hurricane Sandy victims may still face health risks although it has been over two weeks since the storm has passed. One major threat is mold. An estimated ten to twenty percent of the population is allergic to mold. However, even those who are not allergic are still at risk because mold spores typically irritate airways causing respiratory symptoms, asthma, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Contamination Threatens Billion Dollar Missile Defense System

    Earlier this month, it was reported that workers were battling mold contamination in the tunnels under Fort Greely in Alaska.  Six underground silos that house rockets used to shoot down enemy warheads are reported to be contaminated with mold.  The repairs are part of a $1.16 billion fix to the nation’s missile defense program. The mold growth occurred because water pipes in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • North Dakota facing chemical, mold and sewage contamination issues after flooding

    In what Fargo, North Dakota’s mayor called “uncharted territories” the city is bracing to battle the swollen Red River. Record and near record water levels on the river threaten countless residential properties and all types of commercial properties in North Dakota’s most populous city.As the waters crest and then recede over the next several days some property owners who venture back into their ...


  • Improve Indoor Air Quality by Identifying Areas of Mold Contamination

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors. Although fungus and fungi are the more accurate scientific terms, "mold" and "mildew" are the non-technical names that are most commonly used to refer to any fungus that is found indoors.   Molds originate from the outdoors and are typically brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, and shoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold and Bacteria Contamination in Personal Care Product Prompts FDA Recall

    Westone Laboratories, Inc. has announced the recall of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease® ear lubricant due to its potential contamination of pathogenic bacteria and mold. Oto-Ease is an ear lubricant used for easing the insertion of custom ear molds and hearing aids.  Although no injuries or illnesses have yet been reported, the recalled product could potentially cause ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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