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ASME Standards

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is nonprofit organization developing voluntary standards with the intent to facilitate collaboration, enrich careers, allow knowledge sharing, and develop skills throughout the engineering […]

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CPSC Decision on Phthalates in Children’s Products

Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its final ruling on the use of phthalates in children’s products, toys and articles. In a 3 to 2 vote, the […]

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IEEE Standards

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the largest professional technical organization whose purposes is to advance technology to benefit humankind. They set standards relating to engineering, computing, electrical, […]

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New Service Offered

Contract Laboratory has helped find laboratories for more than 80,000 test requests received from fortune 500 companies, organizations, manufacturers, government entities, and private companies. Traditionally, Contract Laboratory has accepted these […]

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CHNSO Analysis

Elemental analysis is the process of analyzing a sample to determine its elemental composition. One method of elemental analysis used for determining the content of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and […]

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What’s in Halloween Candy?

Trick-or-treat, tomorrow night children of all ages will dress in their costumes and go door to door in hopes of acquiring handfuls of sugary Halloween candy goodness! But before your […]

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Baby Food and Formula Testing

In a study released Wednesday, October 25, researchers from the Clean Label Project found levels of lead, arsenic, BPA, and other harmful substances in purchased baby food, infant formulas, toddler […]

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Halloween Costume Flammability Testing

The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that in 2011, more than 3,500 Halloween-related injuries occurred in October and November. Injuries due to costumer included falls, collisions, and burns. Halloween costume […]

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USP Standards

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping to improve human health worldwide through the creation of standards that ensure the “quality, safety, and benefit of medicines […]

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Tea Testing

Last week Contract Laboratory received a tea testing request from a company needing an analytical chemistry laboratory to perform caffeine content testing in brewed tea samples. If you are a […]