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Protecting California Workers from Exposure to Wood Dust and Other Airborne Hazards
Protecting California Workers from Exposure to Wood Dust and Other Airborne Hazards
3/20/2017 9:50:03 AM
Back in 2009, wood dust was added to California’s Proposition 65 list as a substance known to cause cancer. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.  There are tens of thousands of workers across the state that may be …
Lead Tests at a University in California Have Students and Faculty Concerned
Lead Tests at a University in California Have Students and Faculty Concerned
3/15/2017 10:24:57 AM
Recently, students and faculty at a university in the state of California discovered that a large number of drinking water sources on campus had been shut off and that bottled water was being provided at multiple campus locations.
EPA Cleanup Underway After Asbestos from Old Mill Causes Contamination in Homes
EPA Cleanup Underway After Asbestos from Old Mill Causes Contamination in Homes
3/6/2017 4:34:55 PM
In February, homes located around a former asbestos plant in Charlotte, North Carolina were recently tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for asbestos exposure.
EMLab P&K Receives Accreditation from New York State for Legionella Water Testing
EMLab P&K Receives Accreditation from New York State for Legionella Water Testing
3/6/2017 3:19:07 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces that its New Jersey laboratory is accredited by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) and is certified for Legionella water testing (NY Lab ID # 12049).
Understanding Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Health
Understanding Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Health
2/28/2017 9:59:18 AM
The average person breathes about seven to eight liters of air per minute, so the quality of the air they are exposed to can have a significant impact on their health and well-being.
Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns
Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns
2/27/2017 8:22:00 AM
In January, CNN published a report about plans in Flint, Michigan to help improve the lives of thousands of residents impacted by the city’s water issues with lead contamination.
Identifying and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Manganese
Identifying and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Manganese
2/24/2017 9:39:46 AM
Manganese is a metal that is found in many types of rocks. It occurs naturally in most foods and may be added to some foods. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that consuming a small amount of manganese from food or water is needed to stay healthy.
Are NDM-Producing CRE Infections Spreading Outside of Healthcare Settings?
Are NDM-Producing CRE Infections Spreading Outside of Healthcare Settings?
2/23/2017 10:19:49 AM
In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published information about six patients in Colorado who are believed to have acquired community-associated, New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) producing Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
Over 100 LAPD Officers and Employees from the Same Station File Worker Compensation Claims Due to Respiratory Concerns
Over 100 LAPD Officers and Employees from the Same Station File Worker Compensation Claims Due to Respiratory Concerns
2/22/2017 10:44:41 AM
Last month, the  Los Angeles Times  published a report about health concerns at one of the city’s police stations. According to the article, over 100 police officers and civilian employees have filed worker compensation claims due to concern about respiratory issues and unsanitary conditions.

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