City Pool Temporarily Closed as a Precaution After Two People Diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to accurately identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 18th , 2019 Earlier this year, a city in Missouri announced it was temporarily closing an indoor pool at a recreation center as a precautionary measure after receiving notification that a second person had been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. City administrators took the action after learning the infected individual had been at the recreation center within the previous few weeks before their diagnosis. Legionnaires' disease can occur if people breathe in a mist or water droplets that have been.......[Read More]
EMSL Calgary Adds Lead Testing to Its CALA Accreditation
EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Calgary, Alberta laboratory has added lead (Pb) analysis in air and solids (paint, soil and wipe) by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) by digestion to its scope of accreditation with CALA.
Calgary, AB, March 15th , 2019 EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Calgary, Alberta laboratory has added lead (Pb) analysis in air and solids (paint, soil and wipe) by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) by digestion to its scope of accreditation with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA). Through the CALA accreditation program, EMSL’s Calgary laboratory is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025. “We are proud of EMSL Calgary for receiving this well respected.......[Read More]
High School in Michigan Begins Additional Disinfection Procedures Following Student’s MRSA Diagnosis
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and surface testing to identify MRSA and other superbugs to help prevent the spread of disease and confirm the effectiveness of disinfection procedures.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 14th , 2019 Earlier this year, WNEM published a report about a high school student from the Flint, Michigan area that was diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The Genesee County Health Department was notified and a letter was sent to parents of students from the high school by the local school district about the infection and how it can be spread in a school environment. The letter states, “Staph bacteria, including MRSA, are spread by direct skin-to-skin contact –.......[Read More]
Health Hazard Evaluation of Bullet Manufacturer Finds High Rate of Lead Exposure Among Employees
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify environmental exposure risks to lead and other occupational hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 13th , 2019 Last year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) that examined lead poisoning risks of workers at a lead bullet manufacturer. HHE Report No. 2017-0146-3310 was initiated after the owner of the plant expressed concerns about potential employee lead exposures. According to the HHE report, nine of ten employees, including those working in the packaging and shipping bay, had blood lead levels that were equal to or above 5.......[Read More]
Government Agency Says Improved Asbestos-Related Data Would Enhance Oversight Ability
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos from environmental samples and bulk materials.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 11th , 2019 This past December, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released Asbestos in GSA Buildings: Improved Data Would Enhance Oversight. The document was the result of GAO being asked to provide their assessment of asbestos in federal office buildings by analyzing data collected by the General Services Administration (GSA). The report states, “Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral fiber, was commonly used in construction materials until it was linked to serious illness.......[Read More]
Surgeon General Posts E-Cigarette Advisory Warning of Aerosol Exposures for Users and Bystanders
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to detect environmental tobacco smoke, particulate matter, chemicals and nicotine residues.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 4th , 2019 This past December, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued only his second advisory of his tenure. Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth warns of the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use as well as aerosols that both users and bystanders could be exposed to due to these devices. In the advisory, the Surgeon General reports that studies show that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students in the U.S. increased 900% from 2011 to 2015. There was a decline.......[Read More]