EMSL’s Corporate Headquarters Expands Accredited Radiological Testing in Samples from the State of Louisiana
EMSL Analytical offers radiological testing in non-potable water samples for radon, gross alpha and gross beta.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th , 2020
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Cinnaminson, New Jersey laboratory has added four new scopes of accreditation to its Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP) certificate. EMSL Cinnaminson can now analyze the following four tests in a non-potable matrix: Radium-226 by EPA 903.0 Method, Radon by SM 7500-Rn B Method, Gross-Alpha by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method, and Gross-Beta by EPA 900.0 (GPC) Method. When dissolved in water, radionuclides are known to be.......[Read More]
First U.S. State Bans the Use of Industrial Chemical Linked to Health and Environmental Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides testing services to identify trichloroethylene and other chemical exposure risks associated with occupational, environmental and vapor intrusion hazards.
Minneapolis, MN, June 18th , 2020
In May, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota signed a bill into law that will ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the state. The TCE ban goes into effect by June 1, 2022 and the new law makes Minnesota that first state in the nation to ban the industrial chemical. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TCE is a volatile organic compound (VOC) used mostly in industrial and commercial processes. TCE is used as a solvent, as an intermediate for refrigerant manufacture and.......[Read More]
EPA Comes to Agreement with Energy Provider Over PCB Regulations
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls from materials and environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 17th , 2020
Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with a large utility service provider over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concerns. The agreement settles several counts of “allegedly violating federal PCB regulations” by the company. A payment of over $129,000 will be made by the company and the EPA reports that to the agency’s knowledge, the company is now operating in compliance with federal laws regulating PCBs. The case stems.......[Read More]
Health Department Reissues Advisory for Public to Stay Away from Michigan Trail Due to Chemical Hazards
EMSL Analytical offers soil, water and air testing services and sampling supplies to protect workers and the public from hazardous waste at current and former industrial sites.
Ann Arbor, MI, June 15th , 2020
Last month, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) reissued an advisory for people to avoid activity in areas on or near a scrapyard in the state of Michigan. The advisory includes sections of an off-road vehicle (ORV) trail owned by the state. The advisory had been temporarily suspended this past winter while snow covered the trail. The WUPHD proclaimed:
Sampling and evaluation conducted last summer by various state agencies concluded that many physical and chemical hazards.......[Read More]
Consumer Product Recalls in Canada Due to Barium Exposure Risks from Surface Coatings
EMSL Analytical offers barium and other metal testing services to identify exposure hazards from consumer products as well as industrial hygiene and environmental samples.
Toronto, ON, June 12th , 2020
Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of hundreds of imported playsets for children that were sold throughout Canada. The recall occurred after the playset’s surface coating and applied surface coating components were found to contain barium (Ba) in excess of Canada’s allowable limit. Back in January of this year, the same agency announced the recall of over 26,000 imported retractable safety gates. The surface coating applied on the metal tube of the gates was found to.......[Read More]
CDC Investigates Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services and sampling supplies to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 11th , 2020
During four of the last six years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an outbreak of zoonotic disease spread between pet turtles and people. Each outbreak has been caused by Salmonella, with this year’s CDC investigative notice involving 35 cases in at least nine states. According to the agency, the most recent outbreak sent 11 people to the hospital and children younger than 12 accounted for two-thirds of the illnesses of all the reported cases........[Read More]