Resulting from the confinement of the last couple of months, some might feel that they pushed the sedentary lifestyle up to the point where they now feel the need to get back into shape as soon as possible. Whatever the privileged activity is, the golden rule requires to put back on track our “machine” at a [...]
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By David Rousseau, Chemist, M.Sc. Visible light is a wave, just like microwaves, X-rays, UV rays and radio waves. They are called electromagnetic waves and are generally represented as a sinusoid, similar to a jumping rope that is waved. Contrary to the other kinds of electromagnetic waves, light can be very effectively [...]
To all our customers, Concerns in Quebec and in Canada regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are evolving rapidly. MSEI MultiSciences Expertises Inc. (MSEI) wants to make sure, above all, that you and your families are healthy and that you currently benefit from adequate working and living conditions in order to prevent, by all possible means, contamination [...]
Once in a while, in order to facilitate his work, his understanding as well as to save time, or else corroborate certain decisions during loss management, the insurer or his claims adjuster representative must call upon technical or scientific specialists in different fields of expertise. The first goal is a better understanding of the dynamic and [...]
To be able to answer these questions, which may have legal implications, our team of scientific experts must be aware of engineering principles and knowledge. The solution to a cause of failure often requires the intervention of several scientific disciplines that MSEI can offer to its clients through its multidisciplinary team. Scientific experts are [...]
Summer thunderstorms are often characterized by their intensity and the large quantities of water they produce over a short period of time on a territory. These events may generate floods and significant claims for insurers. Figures 1 and 2 show typical thunderstorm cells observed in the summer, generally coinciding with hot and humid weather. Such storm [...]
Legionella spp. is a bacterial genre frequently found in aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers and drinking water systems. The Legionella pneumophila, which is the most commonly found species in cases of human infections, has first been involved in an outbreak of pulmonary infections in 1976, among legionnaires attending a convention in Philadelphia. The Legionella genre [...]
Each year, MSEI receives numerous mandates pertaining agricultural losses, whether related to loss of crops in the fields or in storage, various animal productions, as well as dairy production. Within those files, those concerning loss of crops in the fields that are related to pesticide applications are the most complex of them all. The mechanisms and [...]
It is not uncommon that wood structures deterioration in buildings is attributed to rot following water damages or watering caused by a partial fire. This attribution is usually false because moulds are not the real cause of deep rot in wood. Moulds are “microcospic” mushrooms, in other words, mushrooms difficult to see with naked eyes. In [...]
In our previous bulletin, we mentioned the importance of the independence of the scientific expert in his mandates and, ultimately, during his presence in court. The pertinence of this independence or impartiality is particularly reflected during the expert’s cross-examination by the prosecutor and/or by the judge himself simply because the expert must respond based on his/her [...]