Hurricane Irma Leaves Florida Flooded with Contaminated Water

Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms in history and its effects continue to impact the hardest-hit areas, including the state of Florida. News coverage has focused on power outages and flooding, but a less-known effect is the






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What is VOC?

What is a VOC? Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are organic chemicals that, as a result of having a very low boiling point, easily become a gas in the surrounding air. From its natural liquid or solid compound state, it then






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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






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Are VOCs in Paint Dangerous for Your Health?

semivolatile organics

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






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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






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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






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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






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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






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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






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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






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