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  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Yorkers Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Yorkers can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New York, radon is a ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Jerseyans Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Jerseyans can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New Jersey, radon is a ...

  • January is national radon action month: test for dangerous radon gas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is encouraging people to take simple and affordable steps to test their homes for harmful levels of radon gas as part of National Radon Action Month. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It causes no immediate symptoms but is the number one cause ...

  • High Radon Levels Found in 1 in 5 Schools, More Testing Advised

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “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 schools take action to reduce the level. EPA estimates that more than seventy thousand ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA recognizes national radon action month: test for radon gas to protect health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging Americans this January, as part of National Radon Action Month, to take simple and affordable steps to test their homes for harmful levels of radon gas. Radon, a colorless odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon can seep into a home from underground and if left to accumulate, high levels of radon can ...

  • Palintest are attending Arablab 2010

    We are attending Arablab 2010 on January 9th - 12th at the Dubai International Convention Centre. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand (235) at the show to discuss your requirements for 2010. We will be showing our complete range of portable testing equipment for drinking water, wastewater/environmental, soil and irrigation applications. Products on the stand include the ...

  • Fingerprinting method identifies petroleum contamination age and type

    Sitelab's fingerprinting procedure helps to identify the age or type of contamination on its clients' site at a fraction of the cost compared to conventional laboratory forensic testing. Field screening fingerprinting procedure Extract and prepare samples in solvent using Sitelab test kits; soil, sediment, water or oil (NAPL) samples can be analyzed. Test for GRO (BTEX): ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Get in the Palintest Know!

    Whether it’s a question that’s been nagging away at you for years or something more topical, the Know portal from Palintest has been developed to provide the answers. We have quite a history, a knowledge base accumulated over more than 50 years of developing water test kits to answer all those critical questions about water and environmental testing. Amongst our archive we ...

  • 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

  • California Residents Concerned over Trichloroethylene and Vapor Intrusion

    Last month, Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  The focus has been on Orion Park ever since trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found in the groundwater and from air samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated the area from its years of military use.  ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rental partnership announced for portable metal analysers

    Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the exclusive rental partner for the world's top selling range of portable XRF analysers from Niton UK. The agreement will cover UK and Republic of Ireland markets. XRF analysers provide fast, non-destructive, qualitative and quantitative assessment of metals and alloys in a variety of materials. Applications include quality control in manufacturing, metal ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EMSL’s Product Division Celebrates New Catalog Release for 2011

    San Leandro, CA, United States, 01/18/2011 EMSL has announced that the EMSL products catalog for 2011 is now available both as a downloadable and CD version.  Environmental professionals turn to EMSL for access to the latest environmental sampling equipment & supplies for air, water, bulk and soil sampling.  IAQ Professionals rely on EMSL for investigative ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Government Research Indicates More Deaths Linked to Radon Exposure than Previously Known

    In April, Health Canada released new updated information about human exposure to radon.  Research by the agency indicates hundreds of additional cases of lung cancer are caused by exposure to radon than previously believed from earlier research. In response, Health Canada published a new informational pamphlet about radon.   It reads, “Long-term exposure to high levels of ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Contractors across the West Coast Face New Lead Regulations

    The Toxic Substances Control Act will soon require contractors performing renovations, repairs and painting projects that disturb lead-based paints in residential buildings, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices. The new regulations go into effect next month and will impact thousands of contractors in California and surrounding ...


  • Global Agricultural and Environmental Diagnostics Market to Reach US$3.8 Billion by 2017, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    Follow us on LinkedIn - Rising concerns over food and water safety globally continue to increase the need for testing contaminants, thereby generating strong demand for Agricultural and Environmental Diagnostics. Myriad of contaminants ...


  • Chemical Spill Causes West Virginia Governor to Declare State of Emergency

    A chemical spill in the Elk River has contaminated over 200,000 water systems in the central and south western regions of West Virginia. Emergency rooms of the Charleston Area Medical Center have been redundantly busy with concerned individuals showing no symptoms. The restriction of water use has also affected the hospital, where alternative water cleaning ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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