OSHA Cites Companies Accused of Exposing Employees and Residents to Asbestos at a Care Facility
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify asbestos exposure hazards.
St. Louis, Missouri, October 19th, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced it had issued citations and proposed penalties for multiple companies following a federal workplace safety inspection. OSHA alleges that workers and residents at a nursing facility in Missouri were exposed to asbestos hazards during a flooring replacement project. According to OSHA allegations, workers for the companies removed about 10,000 square feet of floor tiles containing asbestos, and none of the employers completed an.......[Read More]
Exposure Hazards in Some Homes and Buildings That Still Contain PCBs
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls from building materials and environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 18th, 2021 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were domestically produced from 1929 until manufacturing was banned in 1979. PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. These chemicals can persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in living organisms. Even though PCBs have not been produced in the United States in decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that PCBs may still be present in products and materials produced before the ban. The.......[Read More]
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Mitigating Exposure Risks to Lead in Homes, Schools, and Businesses
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify lead hazards from air, soil, paint, dust, water, and more.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 15th, 2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For 2021, this annual event takes place from October 24th through the 30th. According to HUD: About 3.3 million American households, including 2.1 million low-income households, have children under 6 years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards. Even.......[Read More]
EPA Releases Final Rule Revoking All Tolerances for Chlorpyrifos on Food
EMSL Analytical provides pesticide testing services to mitigate exposure to these and other potential chemical hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 13th, 2021 In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would stop the use of the pesticide, chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. The EPA states the pesticide has been found to inhibit an enzyme, which leads to neurotoxicity, and has also been associated with potential neurological effects in children. In a final rule released that month, the EPA revoked all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos, which establishes an.......[Read More]
FDA Warns of Hair Smoothing Products That Release Formaldehyde When Heated
EMSL Analytical provides consumer product and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify formaldehyde from hair products and other materials.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2021 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a Cosmetics Facts bulletin warning that some hair smoothing or straightening products contain or release formaldehyde, which can be harmful. When such products are heated, formaldehyde gas is released into the air and can cause serious irritation to the eyes, nose, and lungs. FDA cautions: Breathing in formaldehyde gas can be harmful and cause immediate reactions ranging from irritation of the eyes and throat to coughing,.......[Read More]
Scooters Recalled Due to Barium Exposure Risks from Surface Coatings
EMSL Analytical offers barium and other metal testing services to identify consumer products that do not meet regulatory requirements and could pose an exposure hazard.
Toronto, ON, October 7th, 2021 Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of thousands of imported 3-wheel scooters designed for young children that were sold throughout Canada from September of 2019 through August of this year. The recall occurred after the surface coating and applied surface coating components of the scooters were found to contain a barium compound in excess of the allowable limit under the Canadian Toys Regulations. In Canada, children’s toys and related products that have a surface coating material applied to.......[Read More]