Michigan Department of Corrections Moves Hundreds of Prisoners after Mold Discovery
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 22nd, 2022
Last month, it was reported that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) transferred over 600 prisoners from a correctional facility in Coldwater, Michigan to other prisons after mold was discovered in the attic of several housing units. The prisoners are expected to return in several months after the mold issue has been resolved. Mold can begin to grow in most indoor environments when moisture is present. With enough moisture, many common building materials, furnishing and people’s.......[Read More]
Testing Potable Water from Private Wells for Arsenic Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides arsenic and other drinking water testing services to protect the public from both naturally occurring and man-made contaminants.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 20th, 2022
People can be exposed to arsenic from a number of sources, including drinking water. This is especially true for those who rely on private wells in some parts of the country. Arsenic in water is tasteless and odorless. It can enter drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations.......[Read More]
FDA Regulations on Asbestos in Cosmetics Require Both PLM and TEM Analysis
EMSL provides analytical options for cosmetic samples that follow FDA regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 16th, 2022
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) White Paper published in December 2021 summarizes the scientific opinions of subject matter experts on the reliable testing of talc-containing cosmetic products. The white paper upholds the long-held consensus that Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) analysis alone is not sufficient to show that a cosmetic product does not contain asbestos. PLM analysis is only considered sufficient when an individual sample has been found to already contain.......[Read More]
Washington State Department of Health Warns of Largest Outbreak of TB Cases in 20 Years
EMSL Analytical offers highly sensitive PCR testing methods to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other microbial pathogens from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 15th, 2022
In late April, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported that cases of tuberculosis (TB) were on the rise, putting state and local public health officials on heightened alert. The agency went on to share that widespread disruptions in public health and healthcare services, and missed TB diagnoses due to similarities in symptoms between COVID-19 and TB, are thought to have contributed to TB cases rising both locally and globally. Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes TB and the.......[Read More]
EPA Fines Two Home Renovation Companies in Missouri for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead hazards and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.
St. Louis, Missouri, June 10th, 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that two home renovation companies in Missouri have agreed to pay almost $10,000 collectively in penalties to the agency to resolve alleged violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. EPA claims both companies failed to comply with regulations intended to reduce the hazards of lead-based paint exposure during renovations. According to EPA, in both cases, the companies failed to obtain EPA renovator certification and.......[Read More]
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Milling Company and Managers on Nine Counts Following Fatal Combustible Dust Explosion
EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and sampling supplies.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 8th, 2022
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that a federal grand jury has indicted the operator and six management officials of a corn mill operation in Wisconsin following a 2017 explosion that killed five workers and injured 15 others. The indictment includes nine criminal counts, including two counts related to willful violations of federal workplace safety standards for grain handling. The two federal safety standards in the Occupational Safety and Health Act.......[Read More]