Restricted Items You Should Not Use When Sampling for PFAS

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What is PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a general term applied to thousands of chemicals manufactured since the 1940’s and can be found in food packaging (microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, etc.), stain and water-resistant fabrics, non-stick products, fire-fighting foams, and many other consumer and manufacturing products. They have been widely used for many decades because of their unique surfactant and oil/water repelling qualities. When sampling for PFAS there are several things to consider to help avoid cross-contamination. Why Should We Care About PFAS? PFAS are considered an emerging chemical of concern and have been classified as “Forever Chemicals” because they do not easily break down in the environment. PFAS also bioaccumulate in the food chain and can Read More »

Acceptable Items to Use When Sampling for PFAS

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What is PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a general term applied to thousands of chemicals manufactured since the 1940’s and can be found in food packaging (microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, etc.), stain and water-resistant fabrics, non-stick products, fire-fighting foams, and many other consumer and manufacturing products. They have been widely used for many decades because of their unique surfactant and oil/water repelling qualities. When sampling for PFAS there are several things to consider to help avoid cross-contamination. Why Should We Care About PFAS? PFAS are considered an emerging chemical of concern and have been classified as “Forever Chemicals” because they do not easily break down in the environment. PFAS also bioaccumulate in the food chain and can Read More »

Community Highlight – Karma Box Project

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We would like to take a moment to highlight a great community program of which our Reno office has been participating for the last year. This program is the Karma Box Project. It’s a community initiative that allows people to give non-perishable food, hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful items to those in need. Employees at our Reno office started by supplying a Karma Box in Reno with donations and eventually built one that is kept fully stocked on a regular basis. Thank you, Karma Box Project, for creating such a wonderful program for those in need! Go to their website, linked above, if you would like to find a Karma Box near you or build one for yourself.

Support for Nevada Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Support Services Since the earliest days of mining in Nevada, manufacturing has been one of the State’s most important industries. Today, there are over 1,700 manufacturing facilities in Nevada and the industry continues to expand. Nevada is a recognized leader in alternative energy, aerospace, defense, logistics, and distribution. We understand the challenges faced in the manufacturing industry, especially regarding costs, efficiency, lack of skilled labor, and safety. You need reliable personnel who support your efforts to fulfill a successful facility plan, anticipate problems, know local laws and regulations, and actively pursue the latest trends and technologies while not breaking the bank. Response time is essential, dependability is crucial, and a specific skill set is indispensable. With expertise ranging across Read More »