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  • HUD Announces Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation Policy. Mandatory Radon Testing Begins June 4, 2013

    - Radon gas is widely known as a leading cause of environmental lung cancer throughout the United States. For over 20 years the Environmental Protection Agency has been encouraging more regulation to mandate testing for radon gas and mitigating the problem when levels are 4 pCi/l or higher. Yesterday, key members of HUD, EPA, Surgeon General, ...

  • Radon responsible for up to 14% of lung cancers

    Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths than radon according to industry and public health experts. To bring more awareness to this issue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first call to action to prevent radon caused cancers in homes across the globe.The WHO released a guidance publication, “Handbook on Indoor Radon,” which ...


  • Lab Impex launch SmartCAM their New Alpha/Beta Particulate in Air monitor

    SmartCAM is the next generation Continuous Air Monitor (CAM) delivering unparalleled performance in terms of detectable limit, sensitivity and speed to alarm. SmartCAM utilises Spectral Measurement Analysis in Real Time (SMART) technology to provide real advances in alpha particulate detection techniques.Using an isotope peak fitting algorithm is proven to be more accurate than using ...

  • EMLab P&K Provides Salmonella Testing In Light of Recent HVP Scare

    EMLab P&K offers Salmonella testing through real-time PCR in response to the recent FDA recall. The FDA has ordered recalls of several food products containing the flavoring hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The popular flavor enhancer HVP is added to a wide range of processed foods such as creamy dressings, sauces, soups, snacks, stuffing, gravies ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Butyl Products Group increases staffing level by over 50%

    Billericay based Butyl Products Group recently acquired the assets and goodwill of Landline Limited making them one of the UK’s foremost liquid containment solution specialists, with more industry experience than any other manufacturer and installer throughout Europe.  “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome several of Landline’s ...


    By Butyl Products Ltd.

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...

  • Dow Water Solutions Creates Model to Determine Lifetime of ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ Arsenic Removal Media Under Varying Water Quality Conditions

    Study to be presented at NGWA Conference MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Water Solutions has successfully created a model that accurately determines the lifetime of adsorptive arsenic removal media based on the chemistry of the water being treated. Results of the semi-empirical study, titled “Predicting Arsenic Removal Lifetime for ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ Media,” will be presented at the 2007 National Ground Water ...

  • New Mexico nuclear repository monitored for radiation

    Officials monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the underground site in southeastern New Mexico where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste said late Saturday that surface tests have shown no danger to people or the environment. Samples were taken at several sites around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after ...


    By Associated Press

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • Winter Brings Heightened Concerns over Indoor Air Quality Issues

    During the cold winter months, people tend to spend an ever greater portion of their time indoors.  It is during this time of the year that several unique indoor environmental issues can cause health and safety concerns for people in homes, schools and office buildings.   Common winter complaints may include issues related to overly dry air, stuffy rooms, and odors.  Some building ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • Sewage Pollution Still Widespread in Waterways across the U.S.

    According to the Huffington Post, the infamous Gowanus canal in Brooklyn, N.Y. receives countless gallons of sewage—often untreated—and unsanitary debris that overflow the city’s multi-use pipes after a rainstorm. Even after the rain stops, the noxious water remains in the sulfuric-smelling canal. Although this waterway is an extreme example, it is one of many that are polluted ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NITON Opens Office in Shanghai, China

    NITON China Inc. will address rapid business growth in the Peoples Republic of China Billerica, MA – NITON® LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) ...

  • EMLab P&K’s Atlanta Mold Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for mold analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send spore trap samples for mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

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