News Archive for 2010

June 16, 2010
Contact: Al HodgsonAHodgson@BerkeleyAnalytical.com June 17, 2010—Global Harmonization of VOC Emission Test Methods:  Will it Happen? Al Hodgson presented “Emission Limits in Connection with IAQ Guidelines” at the June 2010 European Commission’s Workshop “Harmonized Framework on Indoor Material Labeling Schemes: Challenge with a Global Perspective.” The well-attended meeting in Milan, Italy...
June 16, 2010
Contact: Al HodgsonAHodgson@BerkeleyAnalytical.com June 17, 2010Berkeley Analytical Achieves Blue Angel Accreditation Richmond, CA — Berkeley Analytical is now an accredited US testing laboratory for Blue Angel, Europe’s oldest environmental label. The accreditation—conferred by BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing—authorizes Berkeley Analytical to conduct chemical emissions...
June 15, 2010
Contact: Al Hodgsonahodgson@berkeleyanalytical.comJune 16, 2010—EPA Toxicology Review of Formaldehyde Confirms the California Health AssessmentThe US EPA released its highly anticipated draft toxicological review of inhalation exposure to formaldehyde in support of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The report is currently being reviewed externally for accuracy and policy implications...
June 01, 2010
Contact: Al HodgsonAHodgson@BerkeleyAnalytical.comJune 2, 2010—Phthalate/SVOC News for Manufacturers of Educational & Childcare FurnitureEarlier this year, we expanded our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation scope to include 1) the Consumer Product Safety Commission method for the analysis of phthalate esters in toys and child care items and 2) US EPA methods for pressurized fluid extraction (PFE)...
April 30, 2010
Contact: Al HodgsonAHodgson@BerkeleyAnalytical.comMay 1, 2010—Berkeley Analytical Passes Annual ISO/IEC Audit With CommendationWe passed our annual ISO/IEC 17025 surveillance audit in April 2010. This audit, conducted by our accreditation body—International Accreditation Service (IAS)—affirms that we are in continued compliance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, General Requirements for the...
April 07, 2010
Contact: Al HodgsonAHodgson@BerkeleyAnalytical.comBkA Defines and Proposes Exposure Scenarios For New and Existing ResidencesThe potential for inhalation exposures to toxic chemicals may be greatest in our homes due to relatively low residential building ventilation rates and the typically greater periods of time spent at home. Currently the focus of IAQ product testing and evaluation programs is...