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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • North Dakota facing chemical, mold and sewage contamination issues after flooding

    In what Fargo, North Dakota’s mayor called “uncharted territories” the city is bracing to battle the swollen Red River. Record and near record water levels on the river threaten countless residential properties and all types of commercial properties in North Dakota’s most populous city.As the waters crest and then recede over the next several days some property owners who venture back into their ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • Bioremediation of antibiotic pollution by a salt-marsh plant

    The effects of antibiotic contamination may be attenuated by the common reed, new research shows. The study found that the common reed (Phragmites australis), sourced from a temperate estuary with brackish water, had capacity for the bioremediation of the veterinary antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENR). The authors suggest that salt-marsh plants and their associated micro-organisms could be a valuable ...

  • 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

  • Bacterial Infections Linked to Contaminated Tattoo Ink

    Cinnaminson, NJ, September 10th, 2012 Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about tattoo-associated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) skin infections.  The report came after four states reported similar occurrences.  New York, Washington, Iowa and Colorado all reported cases.  In New York alone, health officials received ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • EMSL Analytical acquires BioHygiene Laboratories, Inc.

    California microbiology laboratory joins the EMSL and LA Testing network.EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory services and products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of BioHygiene Laboratories of Torrance, California. The addition of the new laboratory continues EMSL’s calculated growth strategy and adds to the existing network of over 30 EMSL and LA Testing ...


  • EMSL Analytical acquires BioHygiene Laboratories, Inc.

    EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory testing services and products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of BioHygiene Laboratories of Torrance, California. The addition of the new laboratory continues EMSL’s calculated growth strategy and adds to the existing network of over 30 EMSL and LA Testing locations across the country. The laboratory will operate under the ...


  • Plastics in the Marine Environment

    An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • NFL Tackles MRSA Infections in Tampa Bay

    Last month, it was reported that two Tampa Bay Buccaneers had contracted infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and can be difficult to treat. Reports indicate that once the outbreak was identified, the NFL team’s facility was sanitized to help prevent additional ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Use of Humidifiers could be Creating Additional Health Problems

    It’s cold season in most parts of the country and as parents hear their children cough many turn to the use of humidifiers to help the situation.  Humidifiers increase the amount of moisture in the air which leads many to believe they help a sick person breathe easier. This may not be the case however.  A recent article in Pediatrics and a discussion on National Public Radio (NPR) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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