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Apple Watch Offers New Distractions for Drivers
5/6/2015 4:55:23 PM
Apple’s long-awaited release of the Apple Watch launched on Friday, April 24th with as much fanfare as one would expect from the company that brought us the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The watch offers many nice features, from a simple reminder that you need to get up and move around every few minutes to a ‘bionic’ method for constantly monitoring blood sugar levels in …
The Largest Elm Tree Restoration in the Northeast
5/6/2015 4:35:02 PM
Although there are over 30,000 American streets bearing the name of “elm,” the Dutch elm disease felled these majestic trees with their towering canopies—77 million elms died by 1970 and no strains of the elm have been able to resist the disease. Christian Marks, a TNC ecologist, has been developing new disease tolerant strains at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT in …
Oil train explodes in North Dakota, town evacuated
5/6/2015 3:48:58 PM
The town of Heimdal, ND was evacuated today after an oil tanker train derailed and erupted into flames. The train was carrying crude oil in unjacketed CPC 1232 tank cars, and initial reports indicate that there were no injuries. The accident comes just days after the Department of Transportation issued new rules for transporting crude by rail, which safety advocates criticized …
TestAmerica Receives Quality Award from Ford Motor Company
5/6/2015 8:00:00 AM
PRESS RELEASE Date May 6, 2015 For Immediate Release   TestAmerica Receives Quality Award from Ford Motor Company   TestAmerica’s Canton Laboratory received an award for the highest overall 2014 quality performance from Ford Motor Company (Ford). The award is based on many categories but includes scores on customer satisfaction, quality and overall value. Ford …
Municipality of Mesa selects FleetMind technology for Solid Waste Information System
Municipality of Mesa selects FleetMind technology for Solid Waste Information System
5/5/2015 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA – May 5, 2015 - FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the award-winning technology leader for fleet management solutions, announced today its selection by the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department in Mesa, AZ, for a Solid Waste Information System (SWIS). The Solid Waste Management Department provides a variety of services for approximately 126,000 Mesa …
Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas
Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas
5/4/2015 6:32:54 PM
May is Asthma Awareness Month and a reminder that approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from the disease.  In Texas alone, more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with asthma.    The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 1 in every 11 children has asthma and it causes 3 in 5 people living with the disease to limit their physical …
Puerto Rico’s Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Endocrine Disruptors in Homes and Buildings
Puerto Rico’s Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Endocrine Disruptors in Homes and Buildings
5/4/2015 5:35:36 PM
In recent years, the people of Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have become more aware of potential harm from exposure to various chemical compounds in their homes, schools and work environments.   One group of chemicals that has received increasing attention are known as endocrine disruptors and people can be exposed to them in many ways.   The endocrine system …
Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents
Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents
5/4/2015 8:49:59 AM
Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers …
Tornado Season Brings Property Damage Across Many Parts of the U.S.
Tornado Season Brings Property Damage Across Many Parts of the U.S.
5/4/2015 8:40:26 AM
Although tornadoes are more common in certain parts of the United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.  On average, tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year, but some years see much higher numbers.  In a typical year, over $1 billion dollars in property damage is due to tornadoes.   Although some properties impacted by a tornado may …
Are California Residents’ Itchy Eyes & Runny Noses due to Spring Allergies or Indoor Pollutants?
5/1/2015 3:46:04 PM
California is enjoying beautiful spring weather and people are taking advantage of the pleasant temperatures with all types of outdoor activities.  During this time of year, trees, plants and weeds also recognize the changing weather and begin to bloom. This burst of flowers is a welcome sign to many, but for millions of people it also means the beginning of sneezing, coughing …
Endocrine Disruptors and Environmental Exposure Risks Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
4/30/2015 4:22:52 PM
According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.”  These substances can be either naturally occurring or man-made.    The endocrine system regulates …
EMSL’s Carle Place Lab Approved by NYS ELAP for the New 198.8 Method for Spray-on Fireproofing Containing Vermiculite
EMSL’s Carle Place Lab Approved by NYS ELAP for the New 198.8 Method for Spray-on Fireproofing Containing Vermiculite
4/29/2015 3:01:55 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its laboratory located in Carle Place, New York has been accredited by the New York State Environmental Laboratory Approved Program (NYS ELAP) for the 198.8 method. This past October, EMSL’s corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, New Jersey was the first testing laboratory certified for this newly released 198.8 method.   In …
Workers’ Memorial Day Stresses the Importance of Occupational Health & Safety
Workers’ Memorial Day Stresses the Importance of Occupational Health & Safety
4/29/2015 8:53:44 AM
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly four million workers are injured or made sick at work and more than four thousand die from preventable work-related injuries or illnesses every year.  To honor those who have died on the job or have been injured or sickened, April 28th has been designated as Workers’ Memorial Day.    This …
Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative GreenHarvest Products Made With Rapidly Renewable Plant Fiber
Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative GreenHarvest Products Made With Rapidly Renewable Plant Fiber
4/28/2015 11:29:26 AM
Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced the launch of GreenHarvest products, a cutting edge offering that incorporates rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major towel and tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products made with …
Indonesian Operator Telkomsel Chooses Green Tech Company Cascadiant to Deploy and Manage Its Medan Fuel Cell Network
4/28/2015 9:24:09 AM
28 April 2015 – Singapore - Cascadiant Pte Ltd., a leader in the integration and deployment of latest generation green energy solutions has been awarded the contract to deploy its clean energy solution on the island of Sumatra by Indonesia’s largest mobile operator Telkomsel. The fuel cells will supply critical back-up power to some of Telkomsel’s most important sites. With …
TestAmerica to Present on Radium Analysis at the Department of Defense Quality Workshop
4/28/2015 8:00:00 AM
The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality Workshop (EMDQ) will be held in Portland, Oregon from April 29-30. With representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency, this workgroup’s primary mission is to develop and recommend DoD policy pertaining to environmental sampling, laboratory testing operations and data …
Isocyanate Testing Services for Buildings with Spray Polyurethane Foam
4/27/2015 3:46:21 PM
In recent years, the use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has become increasingly popular with new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF’s popularity is a direct result of its excellent insulating properties and ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and reduce airborne sounds coming through walls, floors and roofs.   SPF is applied as two …
Texas Indoor Environmental Quality Experts Provide Tips for Managing Mold Complaints in the Workplace
Texas Indoor Environmental Quality Experts Provide Tips for Managing Mold Complaints in the Workplace
4/27/2015 12:41:56 PM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over half a million business establishments throughout Texas.  These businesses employee millions of workers and are a critical part of the economic success of the state.    Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing “safe and healthful working conditions” for their workers.  …
Asbestos Containing Pipes have some Jamaican Residents Demanding Action
Asbestos Containing Pipes have some Jamaican Residents Demanding Action
4/27/2015 11:17:12 AM
Earlier this month, The Gleaner published a story about residents from St. Thomas Parish in Jamaica voicing concerns over old and leaking cement water pipes that contain asbestos and deliver water to their homes.   This type of pipe was once common, but its use was largely discontinued in North America in the 1980s.   While the presence of these types of pipes carrying …
Lionfish Hunting in Playa Del Carmen: Doing Our Part to Save Our Reefs
4/27/2015 8:53:21 AM
(Playa Del Carmen, Mexico) - Scuba Diving in Playa Del Carmen Mexico offers the opportunity to explore some amazing dive sites.  Shallow reefs, deep walls, shipwrecks, Cenotes, and even sea turtle preserves are the foundation of the scuba diving environment in the Riviera Maya.  “Playa Del Carmen Dive shops are not created equal and some take a greater approach to …