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1-Bromopropane Now Listed as a Known Carcinogen to the State of California
1-Bromopropane Now Listed as a Known Carcinogen to the State of California
9/27/2016 9:57:02 AM
In August, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added 1-bromopropane (CAS No. 106-94-5) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of 1-bromopropane (1-BP) was based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that the chemical causes cancer.  1-BP is a …
Identifying and Preventing Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure Risks in the Workplace
Identifying and Preventing Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure Risks in the Workplace
9/27/2016 9:52:35 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Consumer Update for people who use hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions. The document reminds consumers to follow manufacturer’s directions and warnings to avoid affecting their vision and health. Contact lens wearers are not the only ones who can be negatively impacted by exposure to hydrogen …
LANXESS Announces Plan to Acquire Chemtura
LANXESS Announces Plan to Acquire Chemtura
9/26/2016 9:04:46 AM
LANXESS (FRA: LXS) reaches the next milestone on its growth path: The specialty chemicals company announced plans to acquire US-based Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT), one of the major global providers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives. With the largest acquisition in its history, LANXESS is building on its own additives portfolio and will become one of …
Identifying Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide in the Workplace
Identifying Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide in the Workplace
9/23/2016 9:43:38 AM
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an organic compound produced in large volumes. It is both flammable and highly reactive, and is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of several industrial chemicals, the most notable of which is ethylene glycol. It is also used as a fumigant in certain agricultural products and as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies. The …
California Residents and Workers Learn about Exposure Risks to Isocyanates
California Residents and Workers Learn about Exposure Risks to Isocyanates
9/22/2016 8:24:17 AM
Chemicals known as isocyanates are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tracts. Workers in a number of industries throughout California can be exposed to isocyanates as they are raw materials in the production of polyurethane products. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that …
Could the Caulking in Your Home, School or Office Contain Asbestos or PCBs?
Could the Caulking in Your Home, School or Office Contain Asbestos or PCBs?
9/19/2016 10:45:28 AM
Most people are aware that exposure to asbestos or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can be hazardous, but far fewer know that some types of caulking used in the past contained asbestos fibers and PCBs. In fact, there are reports that indicate that some caulking compounds used to build and renovate buildings up until the 1970s had considerable concentrations of these …
TestAmerica to Present Webinar on Incremental Sampling Methodology
9/6/2016 10:22:09 AM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announces the next installment in its innovative Ask the Expert webinar series.  The presentation, led by TestAmerica expert Dr. Mark Bruce, will address the increasingly popular topic of Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM), and will be presented on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 EDT.    ISM is a composite sampling and …
EMSL Radiochemistry Lab Offers Electron Capture Detector (ECD) Leak Test
EMSL Radiochemistry Lab Offers Electron Capture Detector (ECD) Leak Test
9/1/2016 11:02:40 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Radiological Laboratory Division now offers a leak test for the electron capture detector (ECD) which is a commonly used device in gas chromatograph instruments. An ECD typically contains 10-15 millicuries of nickel-63, which is a sealed radioactive source. In order to ensure safety, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requires that each …
Roan McRae Joins the TestAmerica Sales Team
8/30/2016 11:26:23 AM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announced this week that Roan McRae has joined the company.  Based in the metro Los Angeles area, Roan will direct all business development activities for TestAmerica in California and the Southwest region.  Roan is returning to TestAmerica after eight years in the environmental engineering and consulting sector where he held …

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