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  • Radon hotspots across the West

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 3% to 14% of all lung cancers worldwide are caused by radon. Natural radon levels across the Western United States can vary considerably. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can ...


  • National radon action month

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families. In our community, ETR Labs is promoting awareness about the importance of testing during National Radon Action Month in January. ...


  • EMSL Canada Laboratory Expands Capabilities to Include Radon Testing

    Now accepting Asbestos PCM, PLM, TEM, Mold and Radon Samples. EMSL Analytical, a dedicated leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced their Canadian laboratory is now providing Radon Testing in addition to asbestos analysis and mold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing for Radon Recommended in all Properties

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 1 in 15 homes in the United States are believed to have elevated radon levels. The only way to know for sure is to have the home tested. Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that is believed to claim the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year.  According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Is Your Child Being Exposed to Radon at School?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 70,000 schools nationwide are at risk for high levels of radon, a toxic gas that claims more than 20,000 lives every year. Yet the TODAY show’s investigative report on the issue found that the overwhelming majority of schools do not test for radon, citing the expense of mitigation and the headache caused by concerned parents if high ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Many Ohio Schools Don’t Check for Radon in a State Known for High Radon Levels

    Recently, WKYC broadcast a report about radon levels in Ohio Schools.  Even though most of Ohio is classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Zone 1 area, few schools perform radon testing.   A Zone 1 area is described as having the highest potential for a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L. A small percentage of counties in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Analytical certified to test Radon in all 50 states

    Substantial increase in public awareness since the Today Show reported on radon issues from granite countertops. A recent broadcast by the Today Show has caused a renewed interest in the dangers of radon in homes and specifically radon coming from granite countertops in people’s kitchens and bathrooms. The report has resulted in a substantial increase in radon testing throughout the United ...


  • Colorado property owners should test for deadly radon during winter months

    Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can cause cancer according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Lung Association and the National Academy of Sciences. The EPA even ...


  • USGS Confirms the Presence of Potentially Harmful Levels of Radon in New England Groundwater

    Last month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that a new study has identified potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England. According to the USGS news release on the study, “The results highlight the importance of private well owners testing and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians that January is National Radon Action Month

     January is National Radon Action Month, marking a time of increased public awareness for this serious health hazard. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations, and can build up inside to concentrations many times the recommended level. "Radon is ...

  • New EMSL video helps homeowners test their homes for Radon

    EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory services and products, is proud to announce EMSL.tv. The new web portal for environmental videos allows professionals and the general public to view the latest videos on environmental sampling techniques and equipment, including a new video for testing radon in homes. EMSL's new website at www.emsl.tv shows the general public simple ...


  • Schools should be concerned about Radon just as much as PCBs in caulking materials

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that hundreds of schools may have cancer-causing PCBs in caulk around windows and doors. This announcement has caught the attention of school districts across the country.Another area of concern for schools in many parts of the country is radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also ...


  • Landlords in Maine Required to Conduct Radon Testing by Early 2014

    Recently, it was announced that a new law that requires landlords in Maine to test for radon will go into effect in early 2014. The new law states, “By March 1, 2014 and every 10 years thereafter, a landlord or other person who on behalf of a landlord enters into a lease or tenancy at will agreement for a residential building shall have the air of the residential building tested for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Estimates that 1 in 5 Schools Have Elevated Radon Levels

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the danger of elevated radon levels is a serious threat.  In fact, the agency reported, “A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ETR Laboratories Receives BBB Honor

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories, Inc. is honored to have received the Better Business Bureau Certificate of No Complaints and No Negative Reviews.  Better Business Bureau is a highly regarded source for business quality.  ETR Laboratories has for many years maintained an A+ Rating with the ...

  • ETR Laboratories Names New Lab Manager

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories is pleased to announce that Ramakanth Ananthoji, PhD, has assumed the position of Laboratory Manager.  Ananthoji comes to ETR Laboratories with a broad level of experience including leadership, management and technical work in both a laboratory and academic setting.   A native of India, Dr. Ananthoji earned his PhD at ...

  • California Lead Testing Laboratory Receives A2LA Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, announced today that their San Leandro, California laboratory has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for lead testing.  The news has already spread quickly with indoor air quality and environmental professionals who previously had limited choices for accredited ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Turns To Sun To Help Power Corporate Laboratory

    EMSL Corporate Lab Turns To Sun For Electricity PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 01, 2011 – EMSL has just activated a 526.080 Kilowatt photovoltaic solar panel installation consisting of a total of 1,320 modules.  The system is located on the roof of the corporate laboratory of EMSL and also the adjoining Pep Boys Plaza commercial center, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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