Interesting Facts About the Air California Residents Breathe and Testing for Airborne Pollutants
LA Testing analyzes air samples and also offers sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify microbial, chemical and radiological contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 17th, 2019 California residents with a healthy respiratory system may forget how important clean air quality is but for the millions of people in the state who suffer from asthma, COPD, allergies and other respiratory conditions, the quality of the air they are exposed to every day can have a direct impact on their immediate health and well-being. Air is made up of a mixture of gases and particles that can vary by season, location, altitude, and various weather and atmospheric conditions. The primary.......[Read More]
California Department of Public Health Warns Residents of Lead in Imported Candy
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify heavy metals, chemicals and microbial contaminants in food, beverages, consumer products, and from environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 11th, 2019 In late August, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers not to eat specific varieties of a brand of fruit pulp tamarin flavored candy. The candy, imported from Mexico, was tested by CDPH who found that the products contained as much as 0.17 parts per million (ppm) of lead, exceeding the state's standard of 0.10 ppm. According to information previously published by CDPH about ways that lead can get into candies, the agency has stated, “It is not entirely clear where.......[Read More]
Environmental Testing for Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens in High Risk Environments in California
LA Testing offers laboratory services to identify microbial pathogens to prevent infections and help to confirm the effectiveness of disinfection procedures.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 8th, 2019 Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times published an article about efforts scientists are taking to try and combat multidrug-resistant superbugs. The report specifically mentioned strains of Acinetobacter and several other microbial pathogens that are now resistant to most medicines that were once used to treat infections caused by these microorganisms. Acinetobacter is a group of bacteria commonly found in soil and water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),.......[Read More]
Mold Exposure Concerns Cause Students and Teachers to Move from Elementary School in Northern California
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify mold and other indoor contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 2nd, 2019 Students and teachers from an elementary school in Northern California had their classes moved from their school building to several nearby schools earlier this year. According to an article from the Daily News, the temporary relocation happened after mold was discovered in the historic school building that was undergoing renovations as part of a modernization program. Even relatively minor water damage or elevated humidity levels can result in mold growth on many building materials and furnishing.......[Read More]
Testing Surfaces in California Healthcare Facilities and High Risk Environments to Identify the Presence of Harmful Bacteria
LA Testing offers environmental laboratory services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent infections and confirm the effectiveness of disinfection procedures.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 1st, 2019 Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus, can cause many types of illnesses known as pneumococcal disease. Some of which, such as meningitis, can be life-threatening. Pneumococcus is also one of the most common causes of severe pneumonia and can cause ear and sinus infections, as well as bacteremia, the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are.......[Read More]
The Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease Exposure in Healthcare Facilities in California
LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 30th, 2019 The Sun published an article earlier this year about the discovery of Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaire’s disease and Pontiac fever, at a VA Medical Center in Southern California. The publication described an ongoing investigation that was part of a whistleblower allegation concerning the facility. While most cases of Legionnaires’ disease are not associated with health care facilities, the disease is more likely to result in fatality when the infection.......[Read More]
Frequently Asked Questions About Mold and Answers from the California Department of Public Health
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, inspection tools, and mold and other indoor environmental quality test kits to identify exposure concerns.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 24th, 2019 With approximately 40 million residents in California, it’s only a matter of time before encountering a water leak of some type from flooding in the home, office or school. If not quickly discovered and properly addressed, indoor moisture can lead to the growth of mold in as short as 48 hours in many cases. Exposure to elevated levels of mold indoors can create indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that could impact the health and wellbeing of families, students, workers and building.......[Read More]
New ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) and Testing Resources for West Coast Environmental Professionals
LA Testing provides occupational, vapor intrusion and other environmental laboratory services to identify PERC and other industrial chemicals.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 20th, 2019 In June of this year, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) published a final Toxicological Profile for Tetrachloroethylene. The Toxicological Profile is a unique compilation of toxicological information on the hazardous substance. It reflects a comprehensive and extensive evaluation, summary and interpretation of available toxicologic and epidemiologic information and is revised and republished as necessary. Tetrachloroethylene, also commonly referred to as PERC, is.......[Read More]