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  • New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits

    The new DigiPAsS and VisuPAsS systems from Palintest Ltd offer accurate, laboratory-standard testing in a portable field kit format. Both options use the well-established Gutzeit method to detect Arsenic levels in drinking water, up to and well beyond the WHO recommended maximum of 10 mg/l. The method used first converts all Arsenic in a sample to ...

  • EMSL Releases FREE Methamphetamine-Clandestine Test Kits

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., North America’s leading provider of laboratory testing services, is pleased to announce the release of their new Methamphetamine-Clandestine Drug Residue Test Kit for environmental and inspection professionals. Methamphetamine laboratories have been found in everything from hotel rooms and recreational vehicles to apartments and luxury suburban homes. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IAQ Test Kit Identifies Formaldehyde Hazards

    Earlier this year, the company behind a popular hair straightening product came to a settlement agreement with the Attorney General of California.  The Brazilian Blowout hair product had made headlines across the nation due to concerns over potential exposure to formaldehyde for both hairstylists and the general public.  The agreement now requires the product manufacturer to warn ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Molds that May Produce Mycotoxins Identified with Home Test Kit

    Many types of mold commonly found growing in wet and damp indoor environments are capable of producing microbial toxins known as mycotoxins.  A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some types of fungi.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more remain to be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EIT Supply, Environmental Supply Company, Announces its New Line of Certified Environmental Test Kits

    Today, EIT Supply announced immediate availability of its New Line of Certified In-Home Test Kits, enabling Parents, Contractors, Home Inspectors, Realtors, Teachers, Homeowners, Tenants, Landlords, Lawyers, Advocates, Insurance Agents, Property Managers, Farmers and anyone else concerned about environmental hazards to test for a variety of toxins and chemical. These include Lead in water, ...


    By PRWeb

  • Toxic Lead Paint Still a Hazard in Many Buildings across California

    Last month, the California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting published a report about lead paints hazards and vulnerable children. The article discusses an ongoing legal case that could require paint companies to pay up to a billion dollars to remove lead-based paints from homes in the state. According to the article, a Santa Clara Superior Court judge has until the end ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • State Agency Takes Aim at Reducing Potentially Toxic VOCs in the Home

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has developed materials to help educate the state’s residents about volatile organic compounds and what people can do to limit their exposure.  The MDH has published a brochure and developed a website full of helpful tips, information and advice.   VOCs are all around people in the typical home, office and school environment.  Building ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • USW Launches North American Awareness Campaign to Combat Toxic Imports

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--News From USW: The United Steelworkers (USW) today launched a major public awareness and lead screening campaign to combat the massive influx of toxic imports endangering North American families. The 'Protect Our Kids – Stop Toxic Imports' campaign offers a limited number of free Get the Lead Out screening kits through ...

  • New White Paper by ProPath Supports Superiority of Dako`s HER2 IQFISH pharmDx Kit

    Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, today announced positive findings in a white paper by ProPath Services comparing Dako's HER2 IQFISH pharmDx kit with Abbott's PathVysion HER-2 DNA Probe kit. ProPath Services is an independent anatomic pathology laboratory ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Today: U.S. EPA and L`Oreal announce research collaboration in San Francisco that may help end animal testing

    Today, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and L’oréal cosmetic company announced a research collaboration designed to determine if EPA’s chemical toxicity forecaster (ToxCast) can be used in systemic toxicity tests. EPA is using ToxCast to screen chemicals to understand their potential impact on processes in the human body that lead to adverse health effects. ...

  • A rapid technology for detection of threat contamiants in water

    The IQ-TOX Threat Detection KitTM is a rapid toxicity detection system for accidental or intentional contamination of water at civilian, military, or commercial facilities. The performance of this kit has recently been evaluated by USEPA National Homeland Security Research Center under their Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV). The IQ-TOX Test successfully detected all test ...


  • Assure Controls to unveil latest in biosensor technology at connect with CONNECT

    Assure Controls, Inc. announced that they will unveil the latest in Biosensor Technology at Connect with CONNECT, the QwikLite® 200 Biosensor System. For saltwater, freshwater and sediment samples, the QwikLite 200 Biosensor System uses reliable controls as part of single-use disposable test kits, providing the easy, fast and reliable comparisons — and the only quantifiable result for aquatic ...


    By Assure Controls, Inc.

  • 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

  • Safety and Health Expo Success

    We exhibited at this year's Safety & Health Expo at London's Excel arena in which we deemed as a success. The event was timely with the launch of the BM25 Wireless so we were the first of Oldham's distributors to exclusively promote the product. Our products were ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • New Lead Rules Could Increase Home Improvement & Remodeling Costs

    In just a little over a month homeowners across the country could see the cost of home improvement projects going up. In April, a new rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act will begin impacting contractors performing renovations, repairs and painting projects that disturb lead-based paints. Contractors will need to be certified and follow specific work practices in residential buildings, ...


  • Charm Sciences Announces Mycotoxin Reference Materials

    Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of naturally contaminated Mycotoxin Reference Materials, for aflatoxin, DON (vomitoxin), fumonisin, ochratoxin, and zearalenone, at various concentrations in wheat and corn. Many organizations implement a quarterly mycotoxin check program to verify equipment and document proficiency testing of their technicians. Reference materials are an ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...


  • Stachybotrys chartarum, just one of many Types of Fungi that Cause Mold Contamination Issues

    During the past decade there have been countless media reports about Stachybotrys chartarum, a type of fungus often associated with mold contamination in indoor environments.   The media has frequently referred to Stachybotrys chartarum as “toxic mold”.    The term "toxic mold", used by many in media reports is often not accurate, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Could be the First State to Require Lead Free Ammunition

    Earlier this month, the California Senate easily passed Assembly Bill 711 which had previously been passed in the Assembly back in May. The new legislation, if signed by the governor, would make California the first state to require the use of non-lead ammunition for the taking of all wildlife in California.  It would include hunting for game mammals, game birds, nongame birds and nongame ...


    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.

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