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IAQ and EHS Professionals in California Make Year-End Equipment Purchases to Take Advantage of Tax Benefits

LA Testing offers a complete line of sampling equipment, monitoring instruments, building inspection tools and other supplies for industrial hygiene professionals, home inspectors and environmental, health and safety consultants.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 7th, 2021 With the arrival of December, savvy indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants, industrial hygiene professionals (IH), home inspectors and environmental, health and safety (EHS) experts from across California are preparing their businesses for the upcoming year while also decreasing their tax liabilities for the current year. The approach many shrewd professionals take this time of year is to purchase sampling equipment and supplies, monitoring instruments and inspection tools for use in 2022. In many.......[Read More] [All News]

Guide for Californians Facing Mold Cleanup after a Flood

LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, building inspection tools and personal protective equipment to identify and respond to mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) exposure concerns.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 2nd, 2021 Water damage and mold due to natural disasters is such a significant issue in California and across the rest of the nation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a document to help homeowners and renters deal with cleaning up after a disaster. Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to.......[Read More] [All News]

New California Law Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Endpoint Plumbing Devices that Fail to Meet Lead Leaching Standard

LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure risks from water, dust, paint and other types of samples.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 30th, 2021 In October, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 100. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 100 prohibits anyone from manufacturing, and offering for sale in the state, an endpoint plumbing device that does not meet a certain lead leaching standard. It also requires consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device to bear specified lettering if the endpoint device meets the lead leaching standard and the legislation’s definition of “lead.......[Read More] [All News]

State and County Officials Investigate Mystery Odor in Los Angeles County

LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and air monitoring instruments to detect and identify mystery odors and other airborne pollutants.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 23rd, 2021 Last month, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and Public Works announced it was investigating odors in the City of Carson. It was reported that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) notified Public Health of an odor event in Carson and advised that their investigation ruled out a point source or permitted business as the source of the mystery odor. According to Public Health, air monitoring found very low levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air........[Read More] [All News]

Portable Classrooms in California and Potential Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to help safeguard students and faculty.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 19th, 2021 Back in 2004, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Department of Public Health released their final report of a comprehensive study of environmental health conditions in portable classrooms in the state. The study was prompted by indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns about the potential for mold contamination, inadequate ventilation, poor temperature control, elevated levels of volatile chemicals, and excessive use of some pesticides. With the increased use of portable classrooms,.......[Read More] [All News]

FDA Advises Consumers to Not Use Hand Sanitizer Distributed by a Southern California Company

LA Testing provides product testing services to identify benzene, acetaldehyde and other potentially dangerous chemicals to protect consumers, manufacturers, importers and retailers.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 17th, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had tested a scent free hand sanitizer and found unacceptable levels of benzene, acetaldehyde and acetal contaminants. The agency urges consumers not to use this contaminated product distributed by a company in Southern California and has added hand sanitizer products from the brand to the extensive FDA list of hand sanitizers consumers should not use. The FDA statement warns: Benzene may cause certain types of cancer in.......[Read More] [All News]

Underserved Communities in California Are Part of a New EPA Initiative to Reduce Lead Exposure Risks

LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead exposure hazards in homes, schools and work environments throughout California.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 12th, 2021 In late September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was launching Enhancing Lead-Safe Work Practices through Education and Outreach (ELSWPEO). The new training and outreach initiative is meant to raise awareness about childhood lead exposure and protect environmentally overburdened and underserved communities in California and across the United States from lead exposure. In announcing the new initiative, EPA stated: Many homes, apartments and child-care facilities.......[Read More] [All News]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month in California and Exposure Risks to Airborne Pollutants

LA Testing provides environmental and industrial hygiene laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify airborne carcinogens, respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 9th, 2021 While the rate of new lung cancer cases and deaths are lower in California than many other states, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the state and nation. To raise awareness and educate the public about things they can do to help prevent new cases of lung cancer, November is recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer can also be caused by.......[Read More] [All News]



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