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Los Angeles Company Recalls Protein Bars Due to Undeclared Fish Allergens
Los Angeles Company Recalls Protein Bars Due to Undeclared Fish Allergens
5/26/2017 9:25:02 AM
Earlier this month, an international nutrition company based out of Los Angeles announced the recall of protein bars that were distributed between June of 2016 and April 2017.
NYC Health Issues Warning About Pottery Containing High Lead Levels
NYC Health Issues Warning About Pottery Containing High Lead Levels
5/25/2017 9:18:11 AM
Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) issued a warning to residents after several New Yorkers were diagnosed with lead poisoning.
EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Identification of New Species of Aspergillus
EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Identification of New Species of Aspergillus
5/24/2017 3:15:30 PM
A new species of  Aspergillus  was identified by a group of scientists including Dr. Željko Jurjevic, Senior Mycologist at EMSL Analytical, Inc. Other key members to the discovery included Vit Hubka, Zuzana Dudová, Alena Kubátová, Jens C.
California Pool Operators Reminded to Test for Pathogens and Chemicals during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
California Pool Operators Reminded to Test for Pathogens and Chemicals during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
5/24/2017 8:48:02 AM
May 22nd through the 28th has been designated as National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The week of recognition was formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week in past years.
The New York Times Unleashes Interest in The Animal-Human Health Connection
The New York Times Unleashes Interest in The Animal-Human Health Connection
5/23/2017 10:48:40 PM
On Sunday, May 21st, The New York Times Magazine dedicated its edition to the intersection between animal and human health, a growing topic among America’s 150 million cat and dog lovers ( ASPCA statistics ), especially those who are beginning to feel the effects of aging.
Mold Temporarily Closes Parts of High School in Rhode Island
Mold Temporarily Closes Parts of High School in Rhode Island
5/23/2017 9:06:31 AM
Earlier this month, the  Providence Journal  published a report about water damage and mold growth that was recently discovered at a Rhode Island high school.
EMSL’s San Leandro Lab Accredited by A2LA for Lead Wipe Testing
EMSL’s San Leandro Lab Accredited by A2LA for Lead Wipe Testing
5/22/2017 1:44:37 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its San Leandro, California laboratory is accredited by American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for environmental lead (Pb) testing services including total lead in dust wipes by the EPA 7000B – (FLAA) Method.
Pool and Aquatic Center Operators in Puerto Rico Turn to Pathogen and Chemical Testing Experts
Pool and Aquatic Center Operators in Puerto Rico Turn to Pathogen and Chemical Testing Experts
5/22/2017 12:15:45 PM
Formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week, today marks the beginning of National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
Identifying Asthma Triggers to Help California’s 5 Million Asthmatics
Identifying Asthma Triggers to Help California’s 5 Million Asthmatics
5/19/2017 8:55:25 AM
May is Asthma Awareness Month and a time for asthmatics and their families to learn all they can about controlling the chronic lung disease. Asthma directly impacts approximately 5 million California residents who report they have been diagnosed with the condition.
Could There Be Lead Hazards Lurking in Your Home?
Could There Be Lead Hazards Lurking in Your Home?
5/18/2017 10:11:48 AM
Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body and although people of all ages can be at risk of exposure, children are especially vulnerable.
Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Protecting Outdoor Workers from Exposure Risks
Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Protecting Outdoor Workers from Exposure Risks
5/17/2017 9:45:42 PM
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and also the beginning of tick season in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Occupational exposure to Lyme disease is a significant concern for millions of workers who spend much of their time outdoors in areas known to have disease-causing ticks.
Huntington Beach Testing Laboratory is Accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC. (IHLAP) for TO-15 Analysis
Huntington Beach Testing Laboratory is Accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC. (IHLAP) for TO-15 Analysis
5/17/2017 10:59:33 AM
LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is fully accredited to analyze volatile organics by EPA TO-15. The laboratory is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) and is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Sustainable Construction Trends for 2017
5/17/2017 8:44:43 AM
 With confidence in the economy and a sustained revenue flow, companies are more and more likely to invest for the future.  With $1,161 billion in construction spending in 2016, we saw an increase of roughly $50 billion from the year.
Identifying Asthma Triggers at Work and in the Home
Identifying Asthma Triggers at Work and in the Home
5/16/2017 12:56:56 PM
This time of year is the peak season for many allergy and asthma sufferers, making the month of May the ideal time to recognize Asthma Awareness Month and World Asthma Day, which took place on May 2nd.
Residents of Puerto Rico Learn of Potential Lead Exposure Risks
Residents of Puerto Rico Learn of Potential Lead Exposure Risks
5/16/2017 12:10:41 PM
One of the most likely sources of lead in a home is due to the past use of lead-based paints. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that if a home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint.
Vapor Intrusion Tests Likely to Take Place in Homes Near Industrial Area
5/16/2017 9:35:29 AM
In April, the  Springfield News-Leader  published a report about air tests that may take place later this year in some homes in Missouri. The homes reside close to a former industrial plant that was once used to annually make hundreds of thousands of railroad ties with creosote.
Are Outdoor Pollens or Indoor Air Quality Pollutants Causing Your Allergy Symptoms?
Are Outdoor Pollens or Indoor Air Quality Pollutants Causing Your Allergy Symptoms?
5/15/2017 9:13:08 AM
According to some reports, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions.  As the warming month of May causes flowers to bloom and trees, shrubs and all types of plants to release large amounts of pollen into the air, allergy sufferers …
MRSA Infects 10 Infants at California Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
MRSA Infects 10 Infants at California Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
5/12/2017 8:38:45 AM
In April, the  Los Angeles Times  published an article about ten infants receiving treatment at a neonatal intensive care unit in Orange County. These already ill babies all became infected with a superbug known as Methicillin-resistant  Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA).
Las Vegas Asbestos Testing Lab Adds PCM Accreditation Through AIHA IHLAP
Las Vegas Asbestos Testing Lab Adds PCM Accreditation Through AIHA IHLAP
5/11/2017 8:47:50 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. announced that its Las Vegas, Nevada testing laboratory has added airborne asbestos analysis / fiber microscopy core by phase contrast microscopy (PCM) using the NIOSH 7400 method through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP).
Vestas Expands the Scope of its Sirion Implementation with Additional Contracts
5/10/2017 1:06:46 PM
SirionLabs, the leading provider of the next generation supplier management technology, today announced that Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, has expanded the scope of its relationship with SirionLabs by doubling the number of strategic services contracts managed on Sirion.