EPA Issues Three Proposals to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify ethylene oxide and a wide range of other chemicals to protect workers, communities and to help keep businesses in regulatory compliance.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 2, 2023 In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three new proposals that it claims will reduce risk in communities and for workers due to the use of a chemical known as ethylene oxide (EtO). EtO is described by EPA as a colorless gas used to make other chemicals that are used in making a range of products, including antifreeze, textiles, plastics, detergents and adhesives. It is also used as a fumigant in various agricultural products and to sterilize equipment and plastic.......[Read More]
State Attorney General Files Lawsuits against Landlord for Failing to Address Lead-Based Paint Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to help identify lead-based paints and other exposure hazards to protect tenants and property owners, and to help landlords and companies comply with health and safety regulations.
Carle Place, New York, June 1, 2023 New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced that her office had filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo landlord, his wife and their companies for repeated and flagrant violations of lead safety laws at dozens of properties. According to the announcement, of the 75 properties owned by the pair and their companies, 47 of them have been cited for lead-based paint hazard violations, and 16 children have been diagnosed with lead poisoning while living in the properties. The AG’s statement.......[Read More]
Thousands of Children’s Jewelry Sets Recalled Due to Heavy Metal Exposure Concerns
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for lead, cadmium and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help keep companies in compliance with health and safety regulations in Canada and the United States.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 31, 2023 Last month, Health Canada announced that its sampling and evaluation program determined that three different sets of children’s jewelry, sold under one brand, contain cadmium in excess of allowable limits. Over 4700 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between June of last year and this March. The jewelry sets were manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Canadian companies. According to the recall notice: Under the Children's Jewelry Regulations of the Canada.......[Read More]
Identifying Biological Pollutants to Improve the Indoor Environment
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify biological pollutants in the built environment.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 30, 2023 A wide range of biological pollutants can negatively impact the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of a home, school, business or any type of building. Some of the more common ones listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include bacteria, mold, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust, dust mites, cockroaches and pollen. EPA reports:
There are many sources of these pollutants. Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and animals; bacteria are.......[Read More]
Tips to Help Prevent Mold Growth in the Built Environment
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, May 25, 2023 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that exposure to mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, wheezing, burning eyes or skin rash. Asthmatics who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions and the CDC also warns that immunocompromised individuals, and people with chronic lung disease, could be at risk of getting lung infections from some types of mold. Unfortunately, mold will grow almost anywhere indoors.......[Read More]
Multiple Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated with Adjoining Campgrounds
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to analyze environmental samples for Legionella to support water management programs and help prevent infections.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 24, 2023 The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) recently announced that it identified five people with Legionnaire’s disease. All had stayed at adjoining campgrounds in the state’s Lakes Region before coming down with the disease between early fall 2021 and January 2023. DHHS reported that DPHS and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) were actively investigating the outbreak to identify.......[Read More]