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Southern California Apartment Fire Causes Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns at the Complex

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke damage, residues and odors following a fire.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 21, 2017Earlier this month, a two-story apartment building caught fire in Southern California. The fire is believed to have begun in a vacant unit on the second floor before it spread to other units. Fortunately, all the residents of the building were able to safely evacuate their homes as firefighters quickly got control of the fire. Initially, 31 people were forced from their apartments due to the fire. While some units are a complete loss, others need to be repaired and remediated due to the smoke and water used.......[Read More] [All News]

California Testing Laboratory Offers FREE Legionella Workshop to IAQ, Water, Healthcare, Environmental & Property Professionals

LA Testing will be hosting a free Legionella workshop in Long Beach, CA.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 7, 2017LA Testing is offering a free Legionella Workshop on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 in Long Beach, California. Registration will be held from 8:30 AM until 9:00 AM followed by the training event, which will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.This free workshop will be presented by Diane Miskowski, MPH, and will cover the history, ecology and analysis of Legionella as well as sampling information. Other topics that will be discussed include New York State and New York City cooling tower regulations, which.......[Read More] [All News]

Water Line Break Results in Property Damage and Potential Mold concerns at a University in California

LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify microbial and chemical contaminants.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 1, 2017Last month, the Orange County Register published an article about damage caused by a broken water line in a building on a university campus in California. According to the report, a water line in the student recreation center ruptured causing water to flood several basketball courts, a fitness room and other areas of the facility before the water was turned off. Water damage is one of the leading causes of property damage to buildings of all types. Water incursions, whether due to a broken water line, faulty.......[Read More] [All News]

Los Angeles Company Recalls Protein Bars Due to Undeclared Fish Allergens

LA Testing provides food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to identify allergens to protect those with food allergies.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 24, 2017Earlier this month, an international nutrition company based out of Los Angeles announced the recall of protein bars that were distributed between June of 2016 and April 2017. All of the products under the recall were distributed in the United States.The voluntary recall was issued due to the possible presence of trace amounts of an undeclared fish allergen. Fortunately, no people are known to have become ill at the time of the recall notice that was posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)........[Read More] [All News]

California Pool Operators Reminded to Test for Pathogens and Chemicals during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

LA Testing offers aquatic testing services to identify microbial and chemical exposure risks to protect workers and the public.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 22, 201May 22nd through the 28th has been designated as National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The week of recognition was formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week in past years.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Healthy and Safe Swimming Week focuses on simple steps that swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience. It focuses on the role of swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool.......[Read More] [All News]

Identifying Asthma Triggers to Help California's 5 Million Asthmatics

LA Testing provides indoor environmental quality testing services to identify a wide range of known asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 16, 2017May is Asthma Awareness Month and a time for asthmatics and their families to learn all they can about controlling the chronic lung disease. Asthma directly impacts approximately 5 million California residents who report they have been diagnosed with the condition.The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) states that asthma rates have increased dramatically over the last three decades. The agency also reports that about 40,000 Californians are hospitalized every year because of asthma and that.......[Read More] [All News]

Huntington Beach Testing Laboratory is Accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC. (IHLAP) for TO-15 Analysis

LA Testing's Huntington Beach Facility is accredited and ready to accept samples for TO-15 analysis.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 9, 2017LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is fully accredited to analyze volatile organics by EPA TO-15. The laboratory is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) and is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are known to emanate from many building materials including some types of wood products, linoleum, paints, plastics, glues, wood.......[Read More] [All News]

MRSA Infects 10 Infants at California Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

LA Test offers environmental and surface testing services to identify MRSA and other microbial pathogens to help prevent these types of infections.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 9, 2017Last month, the Los Angeles Times published an article about ten infants receiving treatment at a neonatal intensive care unit in Orange County. These already ill babies all became infected with a superbug known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics, such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. MRSA infections are typically spread by.......[Read More] [All News]