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California Veterans Memorial Hall to Replace Asbestos-Containing Flooring Materials

LA Testing offers analytical services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos in materials and from environmental samples to prevent exposure hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 12, 2017  In December, the Daily News reported that an asbestos abatement project had been scheduled at a Veteran Memorial Hall in California. According to the article, the flooring in the main area has deteriorated over time and underneath it are materials that are known to contain asbestos.In the past, asbestos was used in some floor tiles, sheet vinyl, backing materials, adhesives and glues. Its ability to strengthen and increase the durability of these materials made it popular. Flooring materials were.......[Read More] [All News]

California Company Recalls Quick Bread Mix Due to Salmonella Concerns

LA Testing provides comprehensive food testing services to identify Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens to help prevent illnesses and costly product recalls.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 12, 2017  In December, a company in California announced that they were recalling packages of a quick bread mix that were distributed to the company’s nationwide chain of stores. The packages in question were shipped from August of last year until the product recall was announced in December.The reason for the recall was due to the potential for Salmonella contamination of the bulk milk powder used in the bread mix. Although there had been no reports of illnesses due to the product at the time of the.......[Read More] [All News]

Dental Clinic in Anaheim Linked to Mycobacterium Infections Closed Again

LA Testing offers comprehensive analytical services to identify microbial pathogens to protect the public from environmental exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 10, 2017  Last month, the NBC station in Los Angeles reported that a dental clinic in Anaheim has been shut down for a second time in as many months. The clinic had been associated with numerous patient infections by the county health department. The infections were linked to a contaminated internal water system that was used during their treatments.The infected patients underwent dental pulpotomy procedures that took place at the clinic and developed progressive oral cellulitis consistent with.......[Read More] [All News]

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Discovered at a California University Construction Site

LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to identify its presence from locations where it naturally occurs and from manmade materials and indoor environments.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 3, 2017  Last month, a university in California announced that the first phase of soil removal had been completed at a construction site where naturally occurring asbestos had been discovered. The construction site is the future home of a large lecture hall that is scheduled to be completed in 2018.While many people are familiar with exposure hazards due to asbestos fibers from manmade materials that were widely used in the past as building materials, far fewer realize that there are many places where.......[Read More] [All News]

California Workers Advised to be Aware of Metalworking Fluids Containing Microbial Contaminants

LA Testing provides analytical services to identify fungi, bacteria and microbial toxins in metalworking fluids.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 28, 2016  According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 1.2 million workers in positions involving machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations could potentially be exposed to metalworking fluids (MWFs) on the job.Many of these workers are employed in a wide range of industries across California. Anyone of them could be exposed by breathing aerosols generated in the machining process or through skin contact when they.......[Read More] [All News]

Occupational Asthma in California - Identifying Environmental Causes and Preventing New Cases

LA Testing offers analytical services to identify airborne pollutants known to cause or trigger asthma in the workplace.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 23, 2016  According to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board, a 2010 survey found that over 13% of adults in the state reported that they had been diagnosed with asthma. For some of these people, the cause is due to occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma.Occupational asthma results from exposure to allergens or irritants at work or on the jobsite. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or even worsen existing cases in asthmatics. It.......[Read More] [All News]

California Supreme Court Rules Companies can be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

LA Testing offers analytical services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos hazards to protect workers and families from secondhand exposure.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 16, 2016  In early December, the California Supreme Court ruled that companies can be held liable if asbestos exposure at a jobsite results in a worker’s family becoming sick. The court’s decision was covered in an article by the Los Angeles Times that reported the ruling stemmed from two previous lawsuits brought against companies after family members died from mesothelioma allegedly due to asbestos exposure from family members’ clothing.Asbestos is the name given to six naturally.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Damage and Mold Shuts Down California School Building

EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify mold and other indoor contaminants in schools and other buildings.

San Leandro, CA, December 12, 2016    In November, the Half Moon Bay Review published an article about the closure of an intermediate school in Northern California. According to the report, the building was closed earlier this year after continued problems with water damage that resulted in the growth of mold in the building.Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues caused by exposure to elevated levels of mold can create a host of potential health concerns for students and faculty. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases,.......[Read More] [All News]