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We are pleased to announce Ella and Chloe have successfully passed their P401 Exam

We are pleased to announce Ella and Chloe have successfully passed their P401 Exam (Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)), joining our Asbestos bulks lab. Congratulations! Read more

Water testing on the banks of the River Hamble

Recently our team have been on site at sunny Universal Marina undertaking some water testing on the banks of the River Hamble. Read more

Legionella Risk Assessment Survey

Engineered water systems carry a risk of legionella which can be fatal. Here’s how we tested the water at the University of Southampton to ensure it was safe: Read more

We are investing in New Technology for Water Contamination Testing

We currently provide scientific analysis services in our high tech laboratories in Broadcut in Fareham, testing for asbestos, lead in paint, air quality, and water-borne diseases such as legionella. We have now invested in equipment that will be able to detect minute contaminants in water.   The Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer from Shimadzu is used for ultra-low level detection of metals and semi-metals in groundwater, rivers, effluent and drinking water. It is capable of detecting less than one particle in one trillion. Read more

Love Island-style hot tubs and swimming pools creating a soup of bacteria

Owners of swimming pools and hot tubs are creating a breeding ground for bacteria that could cause serious illness and infection by not maintaining them properly, scientists in Hampshire have revealed. The growing trend for domestic hot tubs fuelled by popular TV programmes such as Love Island is  increasing the risk of people picking up serious illnesses from a soup of bacteria swirling about in the water. Read more

What can I do to help reduce air pollution?

Air pollution can cause all matter of problems – from short-term effects like headaches and dizziness, to long-term problems such as respiratory issues and some cancers. Read more

Check your home for these four things before starting a DIY project

If you’re a landlord or a homeowner, a long weekend often means extra time for DIY projects you’ve been meaning to start. Before you do – there are a few things we recommend you check. We’ve compiled a handy checklist of some things to look out for so you can ensure your property is fit for renovation. Read more

Envirochem predicts rise in respiratory claims

We are predicting a rise in claims for respiratory problems after a new inquest into the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah in 2013. Ella, who lived near the busy South Circular Road in London, died from a fatal asthma attack six years ago. A 2018 report has found that unlawful levels of air pollution were detected just one mile away from her home, and likely contributed to her death.    Read more

Testing the water systems in your home is crucial  

We all want to live and work in a safe, clean environment, and many of us will take a number of precautions to ensure that we do! However, too often, we forget about the harmful bacteria that can lurk in water systems within our home or workplace – whether that be radiators, swimming pools or even our shower heads. Read more

Envirochem is a one-stop-shop for your COSHH compliance needs

As a professional working with hazardous substances, there are a number of things you need to consider to ensure your own safety, the safety of your employees and of those living/working in the environment around you. At Envirochem, we can help you cover all of your COSHH compliance needs – whether you’re working directly with, producing, or are exposed to hazardous substances in your workplace. Read more