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California Construction Companies Prepare for Cal/OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement

LA Testing offers industrial hygiene testing services to identify crystalline silica to protect workers and help companies with regulatory compliance.

Huntington Beach, CA, September 13th, 2017 This past April, the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations announced that employer obligations under the new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, that were scheduled to commence on June 23rd, would have enforcement delayed. Instead, Cal/OSHA will begin to implement these obligations, found in Title 8 section 1532.3 of the California Code of Regulations, on September 23rd, 2017. This later date synchronizes with the Occupational Safety and Health.......[Read More] [All News]

California Company Recalls Coleslaw Kits due to an Undeclared Food Allergen

LA Testing provides food allergen and other analytical services to protect the public and help companies comply with labeling regulations.

South Pasadena, CA, September 8, 2017 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company out of California.  The recall was announced after it was discovered that milk, used as an ingredient in dressing packets found in the company’s coleslaw kits, was not declared on the products labeling.  As a result, the coleslaw kits produced by the company may contain undeclared milk protein which could put people with sensitivities to this common food allergen at.......[Read More] [All News]

Undeclared Food Allergen Results in California Company Issuing a Product Recall

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

Huntington Beach, CA, August 25th, 2017 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in California.  The recall was launched after it was discovered that the product’s labels failed to declare the presence of wheat, a known food allergen.  As a result, the flavored protein powder containers in question may contain undeclared wheat protein which could put people with food allergies at risk. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection.......[Read More] [All News]

Santa Rosa Tenants Sue Landlord and Property Manager because of Mold and Bug Infestations

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold and other indoor allergens and contaminants.

Huntington Beach, CA, August 24th, 2017 This summer, The Press Democrat published a story about a current tenant and a former tenant, of a 55-and-over apartment complex that filed a lawsuit against the complex owner and property manager. The suit alleges mold contamination and insect infestations that caused asthma attacks and hospitalizations at the 100 unit property located in Santa Rosa, California. The article describes leaking roofs along with wet floors and walls. This moisture can allow mold to begin to grow on many building.......[Read More] [All News]

California’s Wildfire Season Results in Smoke Damage to Thousands of Homes and Businesses

LA Testing provides analytical services and test kits to identify smoke damage and soot residues to assist with insurance claims and remediation efforts.

Huntington Beach, CA, August 18th, 2017 This year, many parts of California have experienced an active wildfire season. There have already been thousands of wildfires caused by humans and lightning strikes. These blazes have ranged in size from a few acres to tens of thousands of acres.  A number of these wildfires have caused widespread evacuations and several hundred homes and structures have been destroyed by flames. While in some years, the number of burnt buildings had been higher at this time in the fire season, the damage due.......[Read More] [All News]

Many Southeast Los Angeles County Residents Not Satisfied With Lead Contamination Cleanup

LA Testing provides environmental laboratory services to identify hazardous materials such as toxic heavy metals and other industrial pollutants.

Huntington Beach, CA, August 17th, 2017 For years, residents in parts of southeast Los Angeles County have heard from media reports and public health experts about potential lead contamination around their homes, schools and businesses. The contamination stems from a former battery recycling plant that operated in Vernon for years before it closed its doors. In addition to lead, the facility released harmful toxic chemicals into the air, including arsenic, benzene and 1,3-butadiene. The L.A. County Department of Public Health (DPH).......[Read More] [All News]

Riverside Apartment Complex Damaged by Fire Remains Vacant as Neighbors Worry about Asbestos

LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to help protect the public and workers from airborne exposure risks to hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, August 16th, 2017 Last month, The Press-Enterprise published an article about a large apartment complex that was damaged by fire and has sat vacant for years in downtown Riverside, California. The report described residents’ frustrations with the eyesore and concerns many have due to the likely presence of asbestos in the structure. The owners claim that action will be taken soon on the property that was built in 1968. Buildings that have outlived their useful lives or have been severely damaged are routinely.......[Read More] [All News]

Tuberculosis Infections in California Still a Public Health Concern

LA Testing offers cutting edge testing services to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis from environmental samples to help prevent infections.

Huntington Beach, CA, August 9th, 2017 Earlier this summer, Solano County’s Daily Republic published a news article about the impact tuberculosis (TB) continues to have with residents of California. The article reported that there are typically around 24 cases of TB identified annually in the county and at least 2,000 new cases are detected statewide each year. TB is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It attacks the lungs, but can also attack other parts of the body, including the kidneys, spine and brain........[Read More] [All News]