Hospitality Exposure: Synthetic Opioid Production and Use

The production of Methamphetamines and the processing of Opioids are becoming more and more prevalent in the Hospitality industry.  Easy access, privacy and the ability to manufacture or package drugs quickly, has lead to increased exposure to toxic chemicals for hotel workers and guests. The purpose of this article is to review the impact of… Read more »

CMS, ASHRAE 188 and my hospital: What are the next steps?

Developing a designated water management program team is job no. 1 With the nationwide incidence of Legionella on a steady rise since 2000, ASHRAE has published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 for reducing the risk of bacterial growth in facilities’ water systems. Legionella, the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD), an often deadly type of pneumonia (as well as Pontiac Fever), most often affects those… Read more »

Wildfire Smoke Environmental Health Bulletin

Brush and Forest Fires This is a difficult time for many in the Southwest United States as we witness the devastation and damage of  the raging wildfires. At Forensic Analytical Consulting Services (FACS), our passion is protecting the health of people, families, communities and the environment through assessment, education and prevention.  As such, we hope… Read more »