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Are VOCs in Paint Dangerous for Your Health?

Are VOCs in Paint Dangerous for Your Health?

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are known for the way they evaporate at room temperature, often emitting scents in the process. It is this readiness to evaporate that makes VOCs a common component in paints – VOC solvents, for example are used as drying agents in many paints, so the paint dries as solvent evaporates. […]

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Testing for Kerosene Analytical Group Under Florida’s Petroleum Restoration Program

Florida’s Petroleum Restoration Program aims to reduce the impact of petroleum-related contamination and one way is through regulation of storage tanks. Site owners, project managers, and anyone else involved in construction activities at sites involving storage tanks should be aware of the laws requiring testing for Kerosene Analytical Group (KAG) substances and rely on a […]

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Florida Petroleum Restoration Program Laboratories

Sites contaminated by petroleum discharge impact the surrounding environment and human health; as a consequence, the owners face liability. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Petroleum Restoration Program provides a solution by remediating the damage caused by discharge of petroleum and petroleum products from fixed petroleum storage systems. The Program is a great resource […]

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PFAS Testing is Critical Step to Prevent Contaminated Drinking Water

When most people think of tap water, they probably do not associate it with health risks. However, there are PFAS chemicals contaminating the drinking water in well over half of American states and PFAS chemical testing plays a crucial role in reducing the threat. What are PFAS chemicals? PFAS is the common name for perfluorinated […]

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Common Questions about TCLP Testing Procedure

Phoslab receives requests from clients such as manufacturing and engineering firms and agricultural businesses in need of fast, accurate toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) analysis in order to stay in compliance with regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Phoslab offers TCLP testing meeting the current EPA standards so that clients can rest assured that […]

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The Benefits of Environmental Lab Testing

Environmental testing and analysis provides critical information that should be considered before and during a major project rather than later, as an after-thought. The professionals at Phoslab Environmental Services can help you determine a strategy for environmental testing that best benefits your undertaking. Why incorporate environmental testing? It does not matter whether you are planning […]

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The Why and How of BTEX Testing

Accurate and reliable BTEX testing is crucial for producers of uncountable products, from paints and adhesives to leather products and plastics. Not only is accruate analysis a critical step in preventing exposure and contamination that can affect human health and the environment, but it is a necessary part of complying with EPA guidelines and the […]

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Florida Algae Bloom Causes State of Emergency

Normally at this time of summer, Florida residents can look forward to the local magnolia and honeysuckle in bloom. This summer, another Florida bloom is getting national attention; a massive overgrowth of algae from Lake Okeechobee has spread wildly and led Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in the surrounding counties. Bright […]

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What is the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure?

When water-soluble compounds are washed away from soil, it can leave behind non-soluble pollutants. Toxicity characteristic leaching procedure, or TCLP, is a popular and cost-effective procedure to extract these types of chemicals for testing. When done properly, TCLP allows the soil to be tested for each component from a list of 40 potentially toxic metals […]

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