EPA Develops Approach to Screen Air Pollution Sources Related to Heart Health

Particulate matter (PM) is a main component of air pollution, and can affect heart health. The EPA is continually taking steps to develop an approach to rapidly assess the cardiotoxicity potential of PM from different sources, and are calling the approach “Pathfinder Innovation Project (PIP)”. Many innovative approaches have been developed, including the use of…

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Mesa Offering Filters for Environmental Monitoring & Personal Sampling

Mesa is proud to now offer filters for your environmental and personal sampling needs!  Choose from PM2.5 Federal Reference Method 2.0 micron pore size Teflon PTFE 47mm filters or 47mm high-purity Quartz microfiber filters. Teflon PTFE filters include a hydro-inert support ring which lowers moisture fluctuations during sampling and analysis. Or choose our 37mm high-purity…

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Mesa Has Partnered with Inteccon, Inc. to Establish Three New International Service Centers!

Mesa Labs is proud to partner with Inteccon, Inc. based in Boca Raton, Florida, to establish three new authorized BGI service centers in Mexico and South America! It’s now easier than ever to complete service and calibration of your BGI instruments, assuring that high-accuracy measurements are not compromised. The service centers have the capability to…

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Recent NIOSH Research Proves the RASCAL Can Sample both Respirable and Thoracic Particle Sizes

Reliable quantitative measurements of harmful particulates in industrial hygiene environments is paramount to worker safety, and different cyclones are meant to provide a convenient means to sample at various particle size cut points depending on regulatory requirements. A recent study from Dr. Lee, et al at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)…

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Why is OSHA Amending Existing Standards to Protect Against the Dangers of Silica Dust?

Beginning in 1927, the construction of the 3 mile long Hawks Nest Tunnel in West Virginia seemed like any other construction project. As workers tunneled farther and farther under Gauley Mountain they came across large amounts of silica, which was drilled and mined for use in electroprocessing steel. The workers did not wear masks, forcing…

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Document Control

Both FDA’s 21 CFR 820 and ISO 9001 have requirements for document control.  The goal with this section of the standards is to demonstrate that your quality system is compliant, that you design and manufacture products to meet design controls, and that your company is addressing risk management concerns.  The FDA typically takes the approach…

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