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  • 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.

  • Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Still Felt Across the Mid-Atlantic

    Six months ago, Hurricane Irene caused destruction across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  It was one of the costliest hurricanes ever to hit that part of the country.  Traveling from its initial landfall at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the hurricane moved north damaging homes and businesses with strong winds, record amounts of rain and widespread flooding.   Since that time, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • California school district’s students and faculty celebrate the end of mold repairs

    Recently in Salinas, California there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the end of two years worth of projects to stop water intrusions problems in classrooms at several schools, all located in one school district. The ceremony was held at one of the remediated school’s cafeteria and was attended by many happy students, teachers and school administrators.According to the school district ...


  • Mold Problems Still Plague Many Hurricane Irene Victims

    Just last week, WCAX in Vermont published an article about homeowners rebuilding months after Hurricane Irene made landfall in the East Coast.  The report highlighted how mold has complicated a number of rebuilding efforts across the state. Many properties survived the initial hurricane, but were left with slight to severe damage due to strong winds, heavy rain and flooding.  A number ...


    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.

  • The DelAgua Kit Range

    The DelAgua Kit was developed in 1985 in conjunction with Oxfam. Used in over 150 countries, the DelAgua Kit is robust, reliable and designed to monitor the quality of drinking water at source. There are 6 different models of the DelAgua Testing Kit: ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • California and Southwestern US facing chemical, mold and sewage contamination issues from flooding

    A series of strong winter storms have been pounding the West Coast and Southwest. Areas around Los Angeles have already received almost 5 inches of rain with an even larger storm scheduled to arrive today. Parts of Arizona are expected to receive as much, if not more, rain this week than they received all of last year. Hundreds of people have already been ordered to evacuate their homes for fear ...


  • California and Southwestern US facing chemical, mold and sewage contamination issues from flooding

    A series of strong winter storms have been pounding the West Coast and Southwest. Areas around Los Angeles have already received almost 5 inches of rain with an even larger storm scheduled to arrive today. Parts of Arizona are expected to receive as much, if not more, rain this week than they received all of last year. Hundreds of people have already been ordered to evacuate their homes for fear ...


  • Treatability study of bioremediation of dinitrotoluene

    Dinitrotoluene (DNT) ground water contamination at the Propellant Burning Ground has been controlled by a pump and treat system since 1990. Alternative approaches to improve the cost effectiveness are under evaluation, including reducing the amount of ground water extraction by treating contaminants in place. Bioremediation has been evaluated and shown to be effective, but required an engineered ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that work-related eye injuries cost more than ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Melting snow and ice can quickly result in mold problems in homes and other properties

    The El Nino weather pattern of the 2009-2010 winter season has brought record snowfall to parts of both coasts. A series of strong winter storms have been pounding many parts of the country making this season one to remember.Even when the snowfall is over, for many, the problems are just beginning. Ice damming can be a huge problem. As the sun begins to melt the snow and ice the water has no ...


  • Legionella in VA Hospital May have Survived Years of Eradication Efforts

    Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. According to their report, 29 of the 44 environmental samples they collected at the facility showed growth of Legionella. The CDC reported, “There was persistence of a highly pathogenic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many industries in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ wellbeing. These eyewash stations are an important component of the occupational health and safety of workers and can be instrumental for mitigating eye injuries.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Massachusetts schools facing mold problems

    Students and faculty at Carroll Elementary School in Peabody, Massachusetts have complained of ‘sick classrooms’ and the school is now subject to a state inspection. Despite the mold that has already been found the city’s health department has given the school the ‘all clear’.As teachers and children across the country begin the new school year an increasing number of them are discovering mold ...


  • Southern New Jersey Flood Victims May Face A Variety Of Environmental Contaminants When Returning To Property

      Powerful rainstorms have recently hit three counties in Southern New Jersey and caused flooding.  Unfortunately, many of these property owners will face environmental contaminations when returning. Today, Federal and state agents will begin preliminary damage assessments in three South Jersey counties hardest hit by heavy rains and floods earlier this week.  Cumberland, Salem and ...


    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

  • Healthcare Providers in Puerto Rico Reminded of Fungal Infection Risks after Deaths at UPMC

    Last week, a hospital in Pennsylvania temporarily stopped performing all transplants after several patients developed fungal infections.  So far, three patients have died and one is still battling an infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are now helping to investigate the cause of the outbreak.    ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Multiple antibiotic resistance indexing

    Knowledge of the source of drinking water contamination enables the development of suitable programs and strategies. An article in Water Science and Technology: Water Supply describes the use of multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) indexing to classify sources of microbial contaminant. The provision of safe ...


  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

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