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Isocyanate Exposure Risks & Occupational Asthma Hazards Identified by EMSL
7/29/2015 4:54:24 PM
Isocyanates are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes and gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Workers in a number of industries can be exposed to this family of chemicals because isocyanates are the raw materials that make up polyurethane products. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports, “They are widely used in the …
New Technical Guides Released by EPA to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessments
7/27/2015 5:05:44 PM
In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two new technical guides addressing issues associated with vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion describes the process by which chemical vapors from contaminated soil or groundwater seep into a building.  These chemicals can cause short or long-term health concerns for building occupants.   The Technical Guide for …
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. Announces In-House Capability for Selenium Speciation
7/24/2015 2:52:20 PM
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., a leader in laboratory support services to the Utility Sector, announced today the introduction of a unique analytical capability for the determination of selected species of selenium in flue gas desulfurization waters.  The analytical technique couples high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with inductively coupled plasma/mass …
Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Your Children’s Toys and Art Supplies?
Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Your Children’s Toys and Art Supplies?
7/24/2015 9:41:49 AM
In early July, the public learned the results of a study commissioned by the EWG Action Fund which examined materials found in some children’s products.   According to the report, 4 of 28 boxes of imported crayons and 2 of 21 toy crime lab kits were found to contain asbestos.    This is not the first time dangers hidden in children’s products, and especially crayons, have …
The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data
The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data
7/22/2015 9:00:00 AM
ACD/Labs, a Toronto-based chemistry software company, announced today that the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has installed ACD/Spectrus Processor in its research programs to simplify processing and analysis of chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR data.   At the ICR, more than forty medicinal chemists work within drug discovery programs towards the development of …
Are Students Facing Lead Exposure Risks at California University?
7/14/2015 4:25:43 PM
Last month, The Stanford Daily published a report about lead-based paints at housing for students attending Stanford University.  According to the article, a graduate student living at one of the university residences spent several years trying to get the university to prevent renovation activities from exposing people at student housing from lead hazards.    The article …
AkzoNobel supports 70th anniversary of daring WWII submarine rescue of U.S.S. Cod
AkzoNobel supports 70th anniversary of daring WWII submarine rescue of U.S.S. Cod
7/10/2015 11:39:17 AM
Over 200 dignitaries including representatives from The Netherlands, military historians and local officials will gather tomorrow to mark the 70th anniversary of a daring World War II rescue of a Dutch submarine by the U.S.S. Cod. The “Cod” is now an important historical and cultural landmark, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The celebration of the rescue is supported by …
Lead Paint Issue at Daycare Center Has Parents Concerned
Lead Paint Issue at Daycare Center Has Parents Concerned
7/9/2015 5:22:43 PM
Last month, the Gaston Gazette published a story about a daycare center in North Carolina that may have exposed children to lead.  According to the article, paints chips from an awning were deposited onto the ground when it was pressure washed.  Testing later found that the paint had elevated lead levels.   Children playing in areas with lead-based paint chips or …

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