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Undeclared Food Allergen Results in San Diego Area Company Issuing Nationwide Recall

LA Testing provides food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to prevent people from accidentally consuming food allergens.

San Diego, CA, March 22, 2017 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in Southern California.  The recall was launched after it was discovered that a milk-containing product was used during the packaging. As a result, the candies may contain undeclared milk protein which could put people with allergies to this common food allergen at risk. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) requires that food labels clearly.......[Read More] [All News]

Protecting California Workers from Exposure to Wood Dust and Other Airborne Hazards

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and air monitoring equipment to protect workers and the public from respirable hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, March 17, 2017  Back in 2009, wood dust was added to California's Proposition 65 list as a substance known to cause cancer. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. There are tens of thousands of workers across the state that may be exposed to wood dust on a daily basis. This can occur during construction, renovation and demolition activities as well as in.......[Read More] [All News]

Mold Causes Fire Station to Temporarily Shut Down

LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial contaminants and respirable hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, March 7, 2017  Last month, The Sun published an article about the temporary closure of a County Fire Department station after the discovery of mold. The modular building was constructed over 40 years ago and is also known to contain asbestos.According to the article, the exterior of the building is in need of repair. When the exterior of a building is not maintained, it can often allow for moisture to penetrate the building envelop and result in the growth of mold. Elevated levels of airborne mold can cause a host.......[Read More] [All News]

Floodwaters in San Jose and Surrounding Areas Cause Widespread Damage and Mold Concerns

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify microbial and chemical hazards following flood damage.

Huntington Beach, CA, March 2, 2017  Heavy rains in California during February caused flooding in many parts of the state. Particularly hard-hit areas were parts of San Jose where the Coyote Creek floodwaters caused the mandatory evacuation of at least 14,000 residents.Schools, businesses and countless homes were inundated by the floodwaters that have caused extensive damage. As residents and business owners begin the long process of cleaning up their properties and filing insurance claims, they need to be aware of the potential.......[Read More] [All News]

California Asbestos and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop Visits Anaheim, CA in May 2017

Join LA Testing for a workshop covering asbestos investigation and industrial hygiene.

Huntington Beach, CA, March 1, 2017   LA Testing and its parent company, EMSL Analytical, Inc., will be hosting an Emerging Asbestos Issues and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop on Wednesday, May 10th in Anaheim, California.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the workshop that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.This one-day course will be divided into two sections. Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL’s Asbestos Division, will discuss the following asbestos topics in the morning:  Gravimetric.......[Read More] [All News]

Some California Nail Salon Workers Are Breathing Easier Due to Growing Collaborative Program

LA Testing provides analytical services and testing supplies to identify air contaminants in nail salons and other occupational environments.

Huntington Beach, CA, February 27, 2017  Last month, National Public Radio (NPR) published an article about worker safety and health in California’s nail salon industry. The article discusses the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and their efforts to protect nail salon workers from exposure hazards to toxic chemicals and indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants.The group was founded in 2005 and has worked in partnership with cities and counties across California to establish the Healthy Nail Salon Program. Salons involved.......[Read More] [All News]

LA Testing Laboratories Ready to Help IAQ, Mold and Environmental Professionals with Mold, Sewage, Lead and Asbestos Testing Services

LA Testing offers environmental testing services to assist with increased rainfall in California causing water damage and other environmental issues.

Huntington Beach, CA, February 24, 2017   While California has experienced drought issues over the last five years, recent rainfall has lifted nearly half of the state’s drought warnings. Due to this heavy rainfall, many areas are currently facing potential environmental issues. While residents and business owners are trying to recover from flood and water damages, many areas are predicted to face more severe weather in the upcoming days, which can pose additional issues.Water damage to older buildings can lead to exposure to.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Damage and Mold Contamination Complaints at California Hotel

LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial contaminants and respiratory concerns.

Huntington Beach, CA, February 23, 2017  Recently, KFSN-TV broadcasted a report about tenants at a long-term hotel in California who have complained to city leaders about water damage and widespread mold throughout the complex. Tenants interviewed for the story claimed the landlord hasn’t properly fixed leaks and that they are being forced to live in substandard and unhealthy conditions.Mold can become a problem indoors when spores land, or are already present, on a wet or damp area, allowing them to grow indoors. As mold grows,.......[Read More] [All News]