Lead-Based Paint Violations in San Diego Result in Costly EPA Settlement for Company
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards and other exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 1st, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a settlement with a company for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint requirements. The Texas-based firm will pay over $48,000 in penalties for residential remodeling work done in San Diego, California. According to the EPA notice, the subcontractors hired to perform the work failed to comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, which requires them to take steps to protect the public from exposure to lead (Pb)........[Read More]
Dangers Lurk for California Homebuyers and Renters Unknowingly Moving into Properties Once Used to Make Methamphetamine
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify hazardous residues and other chemical exposure risks left behind after a property was used to make clandestine meth.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 19th, 2020
Earlier this year, a traffic stop in a California county led to the eventual discovery of hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine and two locations used to make clandestine methamphetamine. One was operating out of a residence and the other in a vacant home in the area. Unfortunately, cases like this have been occurring throughout California for decades in both owner occupied homes as well as in rental properties and vacant residences. For landlords and property owners in the state, discovering the.......[Read More]
Surface Testing to Protect Children and Adults in California from Impetigo
LA Testing offers environmental surface testing analysis for impetigo and other bacteria that lead to infections in humans.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 18th, 2020
Impetigo is a common and highly contagious type of skin infection. It is mainly a concern for young children, but can also impact others. Impetigo is easily spread and is typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The condition is fairly common in preschool and school-age children. It can also occur anywhere there are crowded conditions and participation in skin-to-skin contact activities, such as sports. In fact, the Food.......[Read More]
Reopening California Businesses and Institutions and the Indoor Environmental Quality Challenges in Many Buildings
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify a wide range of potential exposure risks in buildings that were closed due to COVID-19.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 14th, 2020
To combat the spread of COVID-19 in California, orders were issued to shutdown non-essential businesses, schools, universities, institutions and almost everywhere people normally gather. These efforts have had a dramatic impact on the state’s economy and resulted in the temporary closure of countless buildings across the state. Unfortunately, many buildings were vacated on short notice without enough time for the proper decommissioning of the building systems. A large number also had minimal.......[Read More]
Spring Maintenance Tips for California Homeowners to Improve Indoor Environment Quality
LA Testing provides indoor environmental quality laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 23rd, 2020 With the return of spring, this is an ideal time for residents of California to assess the condition of their homes. Preparing a property now for the upcoming sweltering summer temperatures could also help to increase the building’s energy efficiency and prevent costly repairs. Taking action could also help prevent indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues associated with mold and moisture, indoor allergens and other health and safety concerns. Simple spring maintenance recommendations include.......[Read More]
California State Auditor Reported the State Is Not Testing Enough Young Children for Lead Poisoning
LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure risks from residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 15th, 2020 Earlier this year, a California State Auditor report was released that found that millions of children in Medi-Cal are not receiving lead tests. State law requires, in most circumstances, that children enrolled in Medi-Cal receive tests for elevated lead levels at the ages of one and two years. According to the State Auditors findings: When we reviewed data maintained by DHCS, we found that from fiscal years 2009–10 through 2017–18, more than 1.4 million of the 2.9 million one- and.......[Read More]
Mold Complaints and Exposure Concerns Raised by Tenants at Apartment Complex
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to help identify mold contamination and indoor moisture issues in all types of buildings.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 10th, 2020 Recently, KTLA in Los Angeles broadcasted a story about tenant complaints at an apartment complex. According to their report and interviews, multiple current and former tenants have raised concerns with the complex’s management about water leaks, mold growth and ongoing respiratory issues the tenants believe are directly related to mold exposure in their homes. Mold problems in apartments, condos and single-family homes can easily occur if water damage or elevated levels of humidity are not.......[Read More]
A California High School Impacted by TCE Vapor Intrusion Concerns
LA Testing provides laboratory services and sampling supplies to identify trichloroethylene and other chemical hazards from contaminated soil, water and air.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 8th, 2020 A California school district announced earlier this year that one of its high schools was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure for the health and safety of the district’s students and staff. The temporary closure announcement was made after the discovery of the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater under the campus. The closure gave the district time to sample the air for any of the chemicals that may have entered the high school through a process known as vapor intrusion........[Read More]