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  • Mid-Atlantic IAQ Expert Cautions People about Drying Water Damaged Properties

    Many properties across the Mid-Atlantic region suffered water damage during Hurricane Sandy.  Countless other water damage events happen on a regular basis due to heavy rains, broken plumbing, and other events.    After a flooding event occurs, often one of the first tasks a property owner faces is drying out the home or business.  People need to be aware that water damage can ...

  • Dry Out Hazards Following a Flood or Water Incursion Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses hazards associated with drying out a structure after a flood or other type of water incursion.   A water incursion can create an indoor environment that can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 20 years of monitoring provides insight into New Zealand`s river water quality

    Two decades of monitoring of river water quality by NIWA has provided important information that is helping to care for New Zealand’s iconic rivers. More than 18 000 river water samples have been collected by New Zealand’s National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) over the past 20 years to monitor river conditions. The Network, which was set up to detect trends and conditions in water ...

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • A Better Decontamination Plan

    A proposed ASTM International standard will allow workers fueling vehicles and aircraft to test levels of microbial contamination before beginning the fueling process, thus avoiding the costs of decontaminating vehicle fuel tanks. The proposed new method — WK48076, Test Method for Screening Fuels and Fuel Associated Waters for ...


    By ASTM International

  • EMSL Analytical Attends Fungal Research Group Foundation Three-Day Conference and Training Workshop

    From March 13th through March 15th, EMSL Analytical attended and exhibited at the Fungal Research Group Foundation’s conference and training workshop in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The conference and workshop focused on flood and mold remediation after Super Storm Sandy and other natural disasters. After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, many people ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ENDETEC presents its innovative solutions at AWWA ACE11

    ENDETEC, the global sensor platform of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), will present their innovative solutions at ACE11, the American Water Works Association’s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 12 - 16, 2011, in Washington, D.C. ...


    By ENDETEC

  • Waterwell microbiology issues subject of NGWA Webinar series

    As part of the 2009 Webinar series offered by the National Ground Water Association, Smith-Comeskey's Ground Water Science Ltd.'s Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, will conduct three independent, yet related, hour-long presentations on 'Ground Water and Well Microbiology: Water Well Microbiology Issues.'The first presentation, May 6, 2009, is a brief primer on naturally occurring microorganisms in ground ...

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rebuilding Begins after Hurricane Irene Leaves a Path of Destruction

    In the past week, Hurricane Irene impacted the lives of millions of Americans.  Evacuations were ordered along the coastline from North Carolina through New England.  The historic storm left a path of destruction as it caused flooding from heavy rains and tidal surges.  Strong winds across the region damaged properties and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of area ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Record California Rains have Property Owners on Alert for Mold

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions and tools for residential and commercial properties affected by flood waters and heavy rains across California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in six counties across California.  The declaration authorizes assistance from the state to local government officials in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Veolia receives US EPA Approval of TECTA Automated Microbiology System.

    System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing. Veolia’s environmental monitoring technology unit Endetec is pleased to announce that its TECTA automated microbiology system has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for performing regulatory compliance ...


    By ENDETEC

  • Is Mold in Schools Making Your Children Sick?

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for school districts across California to protect students and faculty. Pasadena, CA, November 16th, 2010 Last month the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The article highlighted the story of a six ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Upcoming Pittcon 2015

    HORIBA Scientific will be speaking at the upcoming Pittcon 2015 symposium entitled, "Using analytical solutions to target emerging issues in drinking water safety." Adam Gilmore, PhD, will be discussing: "Optical monitoring and optimization of wastewater recycling operations with simultaneous fluorescence and absorbance measurements." The symposium's description is: "Using ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Midwest Flooding May Result in Mold Problems for Area Residents

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions for residential and commercial properties impacted by flood waters across the Midwest. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 1st, 2011 Much of the Midwest has been inundated with heavy rains and melting snow over the past few days.  In Findlay, Ohio, waters crested after topping out at 5 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • July Floods in Chicago Leave Property Owners Battling Mold

    As FEMA inspects water damaged homes in the greater Chicago area the building science experts at EC2 are busy helping area residents test for microbial and chemical contaminants to begin rebuilding their homes.  Yesterday the Chicago Tribune reported that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials were inspecting flood damaged homes in Westchester, Elmhurst and Cicero.  The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Contamination Adds to Fresno Condo Complex’s Woes

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for homeowners and potential buyers to ensure properties are free of mold contamination and other potential indoor contaminants. Pasadena, CA, April 25th, 2011 Earlier this month KFSN-TV of Fresno, California reported on a condo complex that is facing foreclosure in Northwest Fresno.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Evaluate your Microbiological Dipslides on your Smart Phone

    Using dipslides as a means for measuring and monitoring the microbial activity of liquids is a common practice. Consisting of a plastic carrier bearing a sterile culture medium dipslides are submerged into the sample liquid, incubated to encourage microbial growth and the number of resulting colonies estimated by reference to a colour chart.  This method has now been made ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Moldy Odors Found in Many California Basements

    In some parts of California and the West Coast, homes and commercial buildings are constructed with basements. These basements are sometimes built as additional living areas or as an unfinished area that provides convenient storage and a place for a building’s utilities to be housed. It is not uncommon for people with basements to complain of unpleasant musty odors.  This ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Are Children’s Bath Toys Making Them Sick?

    Walk into any bathroom used by small children and you will likely see all types of colorful bath toys.  These toys help make the bathing experience that much more fun and stimulates their brains.  These colorful toys can also be harboring microbial, chemical or heavy metal risks.  Some of these plastic toys may contain phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA).  Phthalates are used in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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