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San Jose Apartment Fire Displaces Dozens of Residents and Raises IAQ Concerns

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke residues, mold, asbestos, lead and other potential hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 22th, 2016   Last month, a fire in a 12-story apartment tower in San Jose displaced dozens of residents. The fire reportedly began in a faulty ceiling light in the ninth floor elevator lobby. Although the flames were quickly extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system and the efforts of firefighters, water damage has been reported from the ninth floor all the way down to the basement.Water damage in a high-rise can impact large areas of a building as water seeks its way to the lowest.......[Read More] [All News]

California Parents Warned of Children's Water Bottle Recall Due to Lead Concerns

LA Testing offers analytical services to identify lead and other heavy metals in consumer products to protect the public and prevent costly product recalls.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 19th, 2016   In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted information about a product recall of insulated water bottles marketed to children. Thousands of the 13.5 ounce water bottles were reportedly sold between July of 2015 and May of this year. The bottles were available from one of the nation’s oldest outdoor apparel and supply companies via their retail stores, catalogues and website.The reason for the recall, according to the CPSC news release, was due to solder at.......[Read More] [All News]

California Residents Warned of Sewage Contamination at Popular Beaches

LA Testing provides sewage and water testing services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent outbreaks of recreational water illnesses (RWIs).

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 17th, 2016  In July, health authorities had to close sections of Long Beach and Seal Beach after a massive raw sewage spill miles away raised concerns that the water had been contaminated. Warning signs were posted and visitors were told by lifeguards that the beaches were closed for several days.According to Fox News, 2.4 million gallons of sewage covered streets and entered storm drains miles away after a sewage pipe collapsed. Although 750,000 gallons of the sewage was stopped, much of the rest.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Damage and Mold Growth Temporarily Close California Courthouse

LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify contaminants and pollutants in all types of buildings.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 8th, 2016   A lack of building maintenance that resulted in water leaks at a local Northern California courthouse is being blamed for the temporary closure of the facility several months ago. To make matters worse, media reports have stated that mold was also discovered that could cause indoor air quality (IAQ) issues for the public and the court’s staff. In response, County officials moved legal proceeding to a courthouse in nearby Eureka, California.Water damage and elevated humidity.......[Read More] [All News]

Northeast Fresno Families Concerned Over Lead Levels in their Water

LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify lead exposure risks for residents of California.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 4th, 2016   Recently, KFSN broadcasted a report about water concerns for many residents of Northeast Fresno. Corrosive water has raised issues with lead leaching out of pipes and plumbing fixtures and into the water that residents use in their homes, schools and businesses.  KFSN reports that a quarter of the homes tested so far have shown lead levels above the federal standard. One resident interviewed had lead levels almost 10 times the recommended maximum amount and stated that she was told the.......[Read More] [All News]

Asbestos Concerns in Orange County Schools After Grand Jury Report

LA Testing offers analytical services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos in schools and other types of buildings to protect the public.

South Pasadena, CA, August, 2nd, 2016    Recently, an Orange County Grand Jury released a report about the presence of asbestos in schools across the county. “Dealing with Asbestos in Orange County Public Schools,”  reported that over two-thirds of Orange County’s nearly 600 K-12 public schools have encapsulated asbestos present in one or more of the buildings on their school campuses.The report also found that 27 of the 28 Orange County school districts have asbestos present in at least one of their schools.......[Read More] [All News]

California Wildfires Cause Destruction and Smoke Damage for Many Residents

LA Testing provides testing services to identify smoke residues in properties impacted by nearby wildfires.

South Pasadena, CA, July 28th, 2016 According to recent news reports, over approximately 50,000 acres have currently been set ablaze by two wildfires that have spread across Southern and Central parts of California in recent days. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated since the beginning of the fires. Recently, some of these residents have been able to return to their homes.Along with damages caused by the wildfires, a smoke advisory warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains due to the.......[Read More] [All News]

Felony Complaints Filed Against California Company for Releasing Cadmium and Other Heavy Metal Particulates

LA Testing provides analytical services to protect the public and help businesses comply with California’s environmental regulations.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 27th, 2016 Recently, California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that one of their investigations has led to the filing of felony complaints by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office against a local metal recycling firm and its owner. The complaint alleges five felony counts for violations of California’s hazardous waste control laws. According to the DTSC, their Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) collected evidence that.......[Read More] [All News]