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  • Upcoming Seminars and Presentations: March-June 2015

    FACS’s John Martinelli, Michelle Rosales and Ben Kollmeyer will be presenting at several industry events throughout the spring! Check back for updates and click on the links below for further event information. March 27, 2015: CSHE Orange County Chapter – “Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases – Healthcare Response” Presented by John Martinelli May 19, 2015: […]

  • December Newsletter: Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays from Forensic Analytical! In this issue: Permissible Exposure Limits New AIHA Guidance Document on Corrosive Drywall Antibacterial Hand Soap – Is it safe? FACS Note: Not Your typical Dust in the Wind Special Holiday Note Click here to read the full newsletter

  • October FACS Newsletter Spotlight: Healthcare

    October Spotlight: Healthcare Services This issue includes an article by John Martinelli on the importance of HVAC systems and how they can help reduce infections in hospitals. Also included is information on the 2013-2014 flu shots and FACS’ new hires! Click here to read on!

  • CDC Issues OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: 1-Bromopropane

    CDC Issues OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: 1-Bromopropane 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) is a solvent that is used in degreasing, dry cleaning, spray adhesives, and aerosol solvents. Occupational exposure to 1-BP has been linked to neurological illnesses. Animal studies show that 1-BP may also cause cancer and reproductive disorders. Controls and personal protective equipment are available to protect workers […]

  • Cadmium and lead linked to hearing loss in U.S. adults.

    Cadmium and lead linked to hearing loss in U.S. adults. Low levels of lead and cadmium may contribute to hearing loss, according to a large study of U.S. adults. Hearing loss was seen at metal concentrations common in the general population and below current workplace standards. Hearing ability dropped about 14 to 19 percent. Loud […]

  • UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a ‘global threat’

    UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a ‘global threat’ An international team of experts reported today that evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a “global threat” that should be addressed. The report is a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the United Nations […]

  • Flame retardants may leach from your walls

    Flame retardants may leach from your walls Couches throughout the nation have become notorious for containing flame-retardant chemicals that may do more harm than good. Now, it turns out, those chemicals may also be leaching from the walls that surround you. Because of laws passed in the 1970s, many homes and workplaces built in the […]