Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:54:39 GMT
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border. Vermont State Police an Quebec's Provincial Police met to address the challenges of policing at the border in a specialMore >>
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:33 GMT
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.In September, 36-year-old William Mahoney was shot by a state trooper. This after police say he stole a vehicle andMore >>
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:21:15 GMT
The Colchester Police Department is responding to a sink hole in the area of East Road near the intersection of Austin House Road. Police say the sink hole has closed down one lane of travel.Police areMore >>
The Colchester Police Department is responding to a sink hole in the area of East Road near the intersection of Austin House Road.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
A Vermont woman seriously injured by a teen, who was texting and driving, is trying to share her story with as many people as she can.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling. The Vermont based company says its copyrighted #9 label looks a lot like the Kentucky based company's products. MagicMore >>
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:47:21 GMT
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private. Humble,More >>
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:29:35 GMT
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100! As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancerMore >>
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100!As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancer diagnosis. She's fortunately one of the ones who caught it early, and is doing well. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method. The recommended method will help reduce the spread ofMore >>
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method.More >>
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HDXRF Technology Now CPSC-Approved for Lead in Substrate Testing of Children's Products, Household Furniture, and Jewelry
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved High-Definition X-Ray Fluorescence (HDXRF) technology for lead in substrate testing of children's products via test method ASTM F2853-10. HDXRF technology, used to detect regulated elements, had previously been approved by the CPSC for testing of lead in paint and other surface coatings of children's products. This new action by the CPSC expands the use of HDXRF for third-party testing to support product certification and clears the way for its use in "production testing" under the new CPSC Testing and Certification Rule, which became effective February 8, 2013. HDXRF offers the additional benefits of taking coating and substrate measurements simultaneously and non-destructively, reducing testing time and cost. XOS, a leading provider of mission-critical materials-analysis solutions, developed the HDXRF technique.
"The CSPC's approval of HDXRF for lead in substrate testing means that manufacturers, importers, retailers and laboratories now have a complete, precise, and reliable alternative to traditional wet chemistry," said Satbir Nayar, XOS director of sales and marketing for consumer products.
Wet chemistry techniques require laboratory personnel to perform multiple steps and result in destruction of product samples. HDXRF is fast, non-destructive, easy to use, and provides precise results with the same accuracy as wet chemistry, according to Nayar.
The detailed new CPSC regulation, called the 1112 Rule, approving HDXRF for lead in substrate testing and restating the agency's April 2011 approval of HDXRF for lead in paint testing, can be accessed at www.cpsc.gov.
HDXRF analyzers measure lead in paint well below the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) limit of 90 parts per million (ppm) for coatings and 100 ppm for substrate materials (including plastics, metals, and glass) in children's products and other consumer goods subject to these strict regulations.
Analyzers powered with HDXRF technology are available from XOS in benchtop and portable units, enabling testing in both traditional laboratory settings and on-site at factories, warehouses, and retailers. Nayar praised this recent action by the CPSC, stating that it provides for easier and more affordable testing options to help ensure that children's products will be safe and lead-free.
The CPSC has been using HDXRF technology at its Rockville laboratory for more than two years to test products for lead and other elements of concern. HDXRF instruments are now in use at major product testing laboratories and by manufacturers and others around the world. This recent CPSC action will further solidify recognition of HDXRF as the market leader in next-generation XRF instrumentation.
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HDXRF analyzers measure lead and other regulated elements in coatings and substrates at much lower levels, andwith greater precision and reliability, than traditional XRF analyzers. HDXRF is particularly suited to assist in meeting the tightening tolerances for children's products, apparel, jewelry, electronics, and other consumer goods, offering unprecedented limits of detection of potentially toxic elements.
HDXRF is used to precisely measure all eight elements regulated by ASTM F963 (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, antimony, barium, chromium, selenium), as well as other potentially toxic elements that may be found in consumer products. In addition to ASTM F2853-10 (the CPSIA-approved method) and ASTM F963, HDXRF also can be used for EN 71, Prop 65, and RoHS compliance screening, testing, and verification.