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  • Eyewash Stations and Potential Microbial Risks from Improper Maintenance Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how workers can be at risk of infections when using eyewash stations that have not been properly maintained.  “According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, improperly maintained eyewash ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Hygienist Warns Metal Workers of Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids

    Over one million workers are involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  These workers could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).    MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are many MWF ...

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Illinois IAQ Expert Cautions Workers about Microbial Hazards Associated with Metalworking Fluids

    Approximately 1.2 million workers involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).  Many of these workers can be found in Illinois and across the Midwest. Metalworking fluids are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in ...


  • Drinking Water Safety Testing: Building on its success in the developing world, UK based DelAgua Water Testing Ltd have expanded their portfolio

    Originally developed in 1985 in conjunction with OXFAM by Professor Barry Lloyd at the University of Surrey, The DelAgua water testing kit has provided assurance of safe drinking water for millions of people in over 130 countries worldwide and is routinely used for water safety monitoring in rural areas as well as in disaster relief situations, even in the most remote and difficult to access ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • World Bank Event on Water Quality Testing to Review Everything You Wanted to Know About Managing Water Safety

    The World Bank has organized an informative event, “Water Quality Testing: Everything You Always Wanted to Know for Managing Water Safety.” Dr. Mark Sobsey, an internationally renowned expert on water quality, is the speaker. The event is on October 5, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. All individuals interested in water, sanitation and hygiene are ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi

    Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to see if they are producing toxins. Having any type of mold in high concentrations, whether it be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • NJ mold testing laboratory prepares to help flood victims

    Flooding continues in several places across New Jersey following last weekends rainstorms brought heavy winds. Damage which included downed powerlines, trees and flooding prevented commuters from getting to work easily. It has been reported that at least eight people have died from storm related accidents this past weekend. As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who ...


  • New Dedicated Pathogen Testing Website Launched by EMSL Analytical

    This month, EMSL Analytical launched a new website dedicated to providing information and testing services for microbial pathogens. The new website, www.PathogenTesting.com  provides a wealth of information and advanced analytical services to identify fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoan. There are countless types of microbial ...


    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.

  • Atlanta mold testing laboratory prepares to help flood victims

    Some schools and businesses have been closed as record rainfall amounts have hit the state of Georgia. Up to 22 inches of rain fell in some parts of Atlanta since last week. The death toll has already reached seven with the latest victim being a young boy. The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency in 17 flood-stricken counties and with the ground already saturated almost the ...


  • 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.

  • Indoor Environmental Testing to Prevent the Spread of Fungal Diseases in Puerto Rico

    Last week was the first annual observance initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Fungal Disease Awareness Week. The week of recognition is meant to heighten awareness of fungal diseases, many of which can cause severe illnesses or even death.    The CDC reports, “Increased awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways we can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Military canteen water quality

    Results of a study of canteen water quality within two military units (infantry and armoured corps of the Israel Defense Forces) have been published in the Journal of Water and Health. The authors concluded that, in order to diminish the illness risk among combat soldiers, sanitary field conditions must be improved. The records of the IDF medical corps reveal an average annual number of 45,000 ...


  • E. coli Fecal Contamination Identified through PCR Testing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).� DNA is found in every cell and EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including E. coli. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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