California Residents Learn about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
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Huntington Beach, CA, October 16th, 2018 From October 21st through the 27th, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) will be recognized in California and throughout the rest of the nation. The weeklong campaign is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to help increase lead awareness by using their efforts and collaborations to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
This is of critical importance as the Centers.......[Read More]
Asbestos Discovery Temporarily Closes Administrative Building at a California University
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Huntington Beach, CA, October 16th, 2018 This past July, several media outlets published stories about the temporary closure of the Administrative Building at a California university. According to the reports, an asbestos-containing material was discovered on the second floor of the building during construction activities.
A notice left for employees and faculty stated the following: “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Recent construction activity in a building has released a small amount of asbestos containing material onto the second.......[Read More]
California Workers and Residents Learn about Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Antimony
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Huntington Beach, CA, October 9th, 2018 Antimony is a silvery-white metal that is found in the earth's crust. Antimony ores are mixed with other metals to form antimony alloys or combined with oxygen to form antimony oxide. Mixed into alloys, it is used in such products as lead storage batteries, solder, sheet and pipe metal, bearings, castings and pewter. There are also companies that produce antimony as a by-product of smelting lead and other metals. Antimony oxide is added to textiles and plastics to prevent them from catching.......[Read More]
Mold Complaint Filed in Superior Court by California Renters
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Huntington Beach, CA, October 3rd, 2018 Earlier this year, four apartment renters in San Francisco filed a complaint against their landlord alleging breach of implied warranty of habitability and other counts. One of the primary issues in the complaint involved the issue of mold in the renters’ homes. The tenants brought to light questions about how mold concerns were handled and complained of medical issues they claim were due to mold exposure.
Unfortunately, cases like this happen all too often between renters and.......[Read More]
Firefighters Moved at California Fire Station due to Mold Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 28th, 2018 Fox 40 recently published a report about health concerns expressed by firefighters and their union representatives at a West Sacramento fire station. The news story discusses mold found at Station 45 that was initially thought to be just in an office area, but was later allegedly also found in the dorm area where firefighters sleep. According to the article, the firefighters have been moved out of the affected area and the cost to fix the underlying problem and remove the mold is estimated at.......[Read More]
Legionella Exposure Risks Have Some California Residents Concerned
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 25th, 2018 Over the past several months there have been a multitude of media reports about Legionella, the cause of Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, in places across California. An article described its discovery at a VA Hospital in Loma Linda, one discussed Legionella in the cooling tower of a university in Orange, and yet another chronicled the closure of a community pool in an adult neighborhood in Palm Springs due to Legionella fears.
These were just a few examples of concerns and.......[Read More]
West Los Angeles Apartment Residents Evacuated due to Asbestos Fears
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 24th, 2018 Earlier this summer, CBSLA broadcast a story about more than a dozen people from an apartment complex in West Los Angeles having to temporarily leave their homes. According to the report, the manager of the complex had been removing popcorn ceilings and put the debris in a dumpster without the proper safety precautions. This allowed dusts that could contain asbestos to cause contamination and potentially endanger residents.
Popcorn ceilings are quite common in many properties built between the.......[Read More]
Undeclared Food Allergens Cause Los Angeles Company to Recall Spicy Edamame Product
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 20th, 2018 Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of a spicy edamame product by a company based out of Los Angeles. According to the voluntary recall notice, the product contains an undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen “Oyster Extract” ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. The spicy edamame packages were distributed through retailers in California as well as Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania.......[Read More]