Construction Project Raises Indoor Air Quality Concerns at Courthouse in Massachusetts
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify exposure issues during construction and renovation activities.
Boston, MA, January 21st , 2020 A district courthouse outside of Boston had to shut down operations and temporarily move to another facility in late 2019. The courthouse was undergoing repair activities that caused indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns expressed by court staff. According to an article by the Everett Independent, an environmental assessment of the building found potential respiratory irritants, including dusts, chemicals and mold. Anytime construction, repair, remodeling or demolition activities take place in an.......[Read More]
Fire Station Where Mold Was Recently Found Is Shut Down Permanently After the Discovery of Structural Issues and Asbestos
EMSL Analytical provides material and environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos, mold, lead and other potential exposure hazards.
Weymouth, MA, January 20th , 2020 In late 2019, it was announced by multiple media outlets that a fire station in North Plymouth, Massachusetts was being permanently shut down after asbestos was found in the plaster used on the walls. The discovery followed recent structural concerns that came to light and the discovery of mold caused by a roof leak. According to news reports, in addition to closing down the fire station, the town is in the process of notifying anyone who worked in the building over the past ten years about the.......[Read More]
Manufacturing Plant Temporarily Closed Over Concerns Workers Exposed Family Members to Lead Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify lead exposure risks to protect workers, families, companies and the environment.
Minnneapolis, MN, January 16th , 2020 In late October, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) took action to cease operations related to the industrial production of lead products at a company the agencies claimed caused lead poisoning in workers’ children. DLI issued a temporary order that required the manufacturing plant to cease operations related to industrial production of lead products following an on-site inspection earlier that month. The Commissioners of both.......[Read More]
ATSDR Provides Information About Common Sources of Formaldehyde in Homes and Tips to Minimize Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical offers air quality and material testing services to identify formaldehyde exposure risks and to help product manufactures comply with existing emission standards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 14th , 2020 In 2011, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen.” Long before the NTP’s listing, many public health advocates had been raising concerns over exposure to this chemical that is used by the industry to make so many building materials, furnishings and consumer products. To help the public understand sources of formaldehyde and potential risks in their own homes, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has.......[Read More]
Possible Lead Hazards in Hundreds of Thousands of Memphis Homes
EMSL Analytical provides indoor and outdoor environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure risks from residential, commercial and institutional properties.
Atlanta, GA, January 13th , 2020 Fox 13 News recently broadcasted a report sharing numbers from the Shelby County Department of Housing that indicate more than 200,000 homes in Memphis could have lead problems. According to their news report, this number was based on research conducted in 2017. Common sources of lead could be in a home, outside of the residence or in tap water. Memphis is not alone in the challenges the city faces tackling lead exposure risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported:.......[Read More]
EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Las Vegas Mold Testing Lab Receives AIHA LAP, LLC. EMLAP Accreditation for Fungal Examination
EMSL's Las Vegas laboratory is now accredited for mold analysis and can perform fungal testing in air, bulk and surface samples.
Las Vegas, NV, January 7th , 2020 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Las Vegas, Nevada laboratory is now accredited for mold analysis by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP). EMSL’s Las Vegas laboratory can perform fungal testing in air, bulk and surface samples. EMSL is in compliance with International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 policies and procedures along with offering high-quality testing services to its clients. The.......[Read More]