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Chlorpyrifos Dangers

The Dangers of Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide used to control pests, like termites, mosquitoes, and roundworms. Its scientific name is an organophosphate. So, How People Are Exposed? It has been determined that If you live or work near an agricultural area, chlorpyrifos particles can drift from nearby fields into your location by just a mere breeze.  Dangers of
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Potential dangers of Nitrosamines in Rifampin and Rifapentine

Rifampin and Rifapentine are antibiotics used to treat and prevent tuberculosis or meningococcal disease. The FDA became aware and subsequently released guidance on August 26, 2020, about the potential of nitrosamine impurities in certain samples of Rifampin and Rifapentine. The nitrosamines in question are 1-methyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (MNP) for Rifampin and 1-cyclopentyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (CPNP) for Rifapentine. Both MNP and
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Adamson Analytical Press Release 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adamson Analytical Expands Wine, Pesticides, and Cosmetic Testing Capabilities Peter VanCouvering Adamson Analytical Laboratories 220 Crouse Dr. Corona, CA 92879 Email: peter.vancouvering@tentamus.com   Corona, CA – March 8, 2021 – Adamson Analytical has been diligently at work to meet client needs in an unpredictable and ever-changing environment. This past year was especially
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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Pesticides In California – Which Fruits and Vegetables have the most?

According to the 2018 California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) survey, 95 percent of all the 3666 produce samples collected had no detectable pesticide residues or were below levels allowed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The produce was only tested for about 400 pesticides. A small percentage of Beet Tops, Bok Choy, and Kale had illegal
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What is Pesticide Drift?

Consumers are constantly looking for healthier food options and are a lot more conscious about what they put in their bodies. Products labeled as “Organic” “Non-GMO” or “Pesticide-Free” are becoming the first choice when compared to products without them. The use of pesticides has become somewhat of a controversial topic with advocates on both sides
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Soil Sampling and Testing for Lead Contamination

The real estate market is booming as many purchases and renovations are taking place. If you are planning to upgrade the look of your older building or dwelling, you may want to consider implementing a soil sampling and testing program as a part of your renovation budget. According to the EPA, if your home was
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Aflatoxin in Dog Food. Being Proactive is Best

In recent news with the major recalls of many pet food brands due to concerns of potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin, it is important that pet food manufacturers stay ahead of the curve and implement a robust aflatoxin testing program. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported yet but aflatoxin is a major
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Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation,
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Wildfires and Smoke Taint Impact on Grapes and Wine

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, wildfires have also been a catastrophic force in Northern and Southern California burning almost 4 million acres to date. Wildfires are adverse ecological disturbances, with the global geographic distribution being heavily dependent upon three major factors- frequency of ignitions, availability of vegetative resources, as well as
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chelab becomes part of the Tentamus Group

The Tentamus Group is pleased to welcome chelab – Institute for Food Analysis as the newest member of the global laboratory network on June 01, 2021. The institute, located in Hemmingen near Hanover, is an analytical and quality control laboratory with more than 40 years of experience in the industry of non-alcoholic beverage analysis. chelab
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EuTech Scientific joins the Tentamus Network!

Together, EuTech Scientific (“EuTech”) and the Tentamus Group (“Tentamus”) are excited to announce the acquisition of EuTech by Tentamus. Tentamus is thrilled to welcome EuTech as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 3rd of June 2021. “EuTech further intensifies our US-presence, tackling the New Jersey market space while expanding our quality assurance
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Does mustard cut the mustard?

Whether sweet, medium hot, spicy or Dijon mustard – we love them all! With sausage or liver cheese, in a vinaigrette or sauce – mustard is versatile and extremely popular. It basically consists of mustard seeds, vinegar, sugar and various spices.   Medium hot mustard with glyphosate   Yellow and brown mustard seeds are used
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BluTest Laboratories LTD joins the Tentamus Network!

Together, BluTest Laboratories LTD (“BluTest”) and the Tentamus Group (“Tentamus”) are excited to announce the acquisition of BluTest by Tentamus. Tentamus is thrilled to welcome BluTest as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 28th of May 2021. “BluTest is not only our first step into Scotland but immensely expands our expertise
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Get-to-know offer

In June, all new customers receive a 10% discount on the analysis of decaffeinated coffee: – Caffeine content – ethyl acetate – dichloromethane Use these analyses to check whether your decaffeinated coffee meets your quality requirement, as well as legal requirements. Simply write us using the password “new customer” to: sales(at)qsi-q3.de +49 (0) 421-596607-0 Contact
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A new laboratory joins the Tentamus Group!

Laboratorio Micro-Bios, specialized in the pharmaceutical sector, joins the international group of Tentamus laboratories.   Based in Barcelona, Micro-Bios is an analysis and quality control laboratory with more than 35 years of experience, ensuring quality from raw materials to finished product. Laboratorio Micro-Bios offers a wide range of services, including physio-chemical, microbiological and toxicological tests and
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Strained tomatoes: Italian delight with flaws

Strained tomatoes are used in a variety of ways, especially in the Italian cuisine: For sauces, lasagna, pizza and much more. They should be aromatic and free of mold toxins – but unfortunately not all of them are.   A test shows: Mold toxins were found in every fifth sample   Mold toxins, also called
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VelaLabs joins BIOTECH AUSTRIA as 50th member

Vienna, Austria – On 10th December 2020, BIOTECH AUSTRIA was founded as the first organization representing the interests of the biotechnology industry in Austria. The initiative for the foundation was taken by members of the Board of Management of APEIRON Biologics AG, Haplogen Bioscience GmbH, Hookipa Pharma GmbH and Lexogen GmbH.   The aim of
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Perseverance Through the Pandemic

For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of billions and fundamentally altered the way society approaches concepts like work, health, and public safety. Vaccines are becoming available in many countries, but that doesn’t mean that “normal” will return overnight. However, the distribution of vaccines to the public is one of many
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