Environmental

Particle Size Distribution (PSD) Testing

Last week, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company needing particle size distribution (PSD) testing. Particle size distribution is a measurement indicating the size of the present particles and the […]

Environmental

Air Quality Testing

Hurricane Harvey has caused flooding of numerous industrial and hazardous waste sites in Houston posing the threat of toxic pollutants leaking into floodwaters and eventually reaching the ecosystem downstream and […]

Environmental

Water Quality Testing After Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a lot of safety testing will need to occur to ensure the people affected by the storm are safe from toxic waste whose sites […]

Environmental

What is Ames Testing?

Today, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company for Ames Testing. The Ames test is an assay used throughout the world done using bacteria to detect chemical substances that […]

Environmental

When to Perform Radioactivity Testing

Radioactivity testing is important and commonly done on food, water, soil, and other products to ensure their safety. Radioactive substances are dangerous to people and the environment due to their […]

Environmental

qPCR Testing

qPCR, also known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction, is a technique used to detect a specific DNA sequence or sequences. This type of testing is common in both research and […]

Happy Earth Day History
Environmental

Happy Earth Day History | 47th Annual Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated every year on April 22, was founded in 1970 by then U.S. senator, Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, […]

Environmental

7 Carcinogens added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

On November 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released it’s 14th Report on Carcinogens, or RoC. This report includes 248 chemicals, agents, substances, viruses, etc, that […]