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Benzene in Cosmetics – Where Is It Coming From?

The summer of 2021 has been clouded by negative press about Benzene residues in cosmetic products which have then been followed by product recalls.   What is Benzene? According to the American Cancer Society, although Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States, benzene is known to cause cancer and the
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Analytical Methods to Demonstrate Positive (Healthy/Antioxidant) Properties of Botanical Products

Introduction Natural antioxidants, in botanical products (like fruits and vegetables), have gained increasing interest because epidemiological studies have indicated that frequent consumption of natural antioxidants is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer[1]. The defensive effects of natural antioxidants are related to three major groups: vitamins, (poly)phenols, and carotenoids. Vitamins like ascorbic
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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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Laboratorio Tello at EXPOLIVA 2021

Once again, the team of Laboratorio Tello did not miss one of the main events of the olive oil sector at international level: EXPOLIVA 2021, International Fair of Olive Oil and Related Industries, which ended 25th of September at the Provincial Exhibition and Conference Centre (IFEJA) in Jaén. Despite the exceptional situation due to the
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BAV Institute extends its scope of accreditation

The BAV Institute from Offenburg is pleased to announce that the recently conducted eight-day audit within the scope of accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 was passed successfully again. A special highlight is that also the culture media production and testing according to DIN EN ISO 11133 has been successfully assessed and will be
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Analytical Food Laboratories offers first ever PCR Cyclospora testing platform

Grand Prairie, Texas: Analytical Food Laboratories motto is keeping people safe since 1992 using integrated solutions, technical expertise, local approach, global results, and quick response times. AFL is a true one-stop full-service lab that provides tailored interpretation and consultative approach to deliver measurable results. All departments are housed in one location, and all services are
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Ethylene oxide is detected in more and more food products!

In the recent past, numerous products containing sesame seeds, locust bean gum, xanthan gum and thickeners were recalled from the market because the maximum residue levels for ethylene oxide were exceeded. In the EU, food business operators are responsible for having their products tested for residues as part of their own inspections. According to Regulation
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Drug-Device-Combinations acc. to article 117 MDR

With the entry into force of the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) at the end of May 2021, there have not only been many new and mostly more complex requirements for manufacturers of medical devices. Article 117 MDR also amends Annex I of the Medicinal Products Directive 2001/83/EC on so-called drug-device combinations to the
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Old woman - brain - puzzle - alzheimer

Aducanumab – first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s since 2003

Alzheimer disease: Alzheimer’s is responsible for 60% of the world’s estimated 50 million dementias. The heterogeneity of the disease makes Alzheimer’s diagnosis and counting the total number of affected people difficult. Every fifth patient has an atypical Alzheimer’s disease, which is often not recognized This progressive neurodegenerative disease starts with microscopic changes in the brain
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Preservation Challenge Tests Cosmetics Tentamus

Preservation Challenge Tests for Cosmetics according to ISO 11930

How can we ensure that a cosmetic product remains stable against microbiological influences?   Preservation challenge tests represent a fundamental building block for evaluating the microbiological safety of cosmetic products. The test is intended to confirm that the cosmetic product prevents germ multiplication when used as intended and is therefore microbiologically stable. The ISO 11930
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Fragrances Cosmetics Tentamus

New Regulations for Fragrances in Cosmetics

The field of analysis and declaration of allergenic fragrances in cosmetics is currently in a state of flux. In general, certain fragrances a certain amount in cosmetics have to be declared above (according to Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009: 10ppm for leave-on products, 100ppm for rinse-off products), the use of individual fragrances is even
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New Method: Analysis of amino acids in feed and food via LC-LRMS/MS

For a healthy diet and the functionality of biological processes, humans and animals need amino acids. Laboratories often face the problem of challenging analysis when determining the correct content of amino acids in food and feed. Amino acids (AA) are organic molecules that contain both a carboxylic -COOH and an amino -NH2 functional group. In
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