Category: Environmental

The Petroleum Restoration Program & The Environmental Implications

Petroleum discharge is a serious environmental concern. Petroleum is also a world necessity as it has wide-reaching applications, from producing motor fuel to asphalt production. Globally, the world consumes about 95 million barrels of petroleum per day. With such heavy reliance also comes responsibility that petroleum discharge does not pollute the environment. This is why […]

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What Is Field Sampling and Why Is It Important?

In its most basic definition, field sampling is the analysis of a geographic area. The process, though, is quite complex yet necessary for determining the viability of an area for farming, establishing residency, raising livestock, etc. We’ll go into deeper detail regarding the efficacy of field sampling and why it may be necessary for land […]

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Possible Wetland Dredge & Issues Affecting Florida’s Water Resources

Even with all of its natural and manmade appeal, Florida would not attract millions of visitors every year if its water resources were not maintained in pristine condition. Since 1965, Phoslab Environmental Laboratories has offered services that play a vital role in maintaining, protecting, and improving the state’s water supplies. Compliance with EPA and Department […]

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Florida’s Environmental Policies for 2018

What environmental policies are on the minds of Florida residents, and how will these concerns translate into state legislation? Here are some environmental issues Florida citizens are debating in 2018. 1. Public Infrastructure Much of the infrastructure is in a state of decay. Crumbling structures in need of repair are causing raw sewage and effluent to […]

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The Difference Between SVOC and VOC

What are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds are any materials made up of carbon, hydrogen, and potentially oxygen that can easily evaporate into a gas under very low boiling points. This makes it possible for them to evaporate under normal indoor temperature and pressure. The volatility of a compound is usually measured by its boiling point. […]

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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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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Phoslab Environmental Services As Your Environmental Testing Service Provider

For the longest of time, hazardous waste, as disposed by industries, has been controlling the lives and the environment we live in. Every year, industries dispose of millions of tons of hazardous waste that enters the environment, causing havoc. It is precisely for that reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed the Resource Conservation and […]

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Environmental education with scallops

Great Bay Scallop Search set for Aug. 24 Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boats to participate in the 20th annual Great Bay Scallop Search, set for Saturday, Aug. 24. The environmental education event is a resource monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower […]

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Monitoring indoor air pollutants

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature […]

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