Vallejo Apartment Complex Fire Causes Extensive Damage and Future Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke damage, residues, odors, lead, asbestos and mold following fire damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 18th, 2018 Recently, a three-alarm fire in Vallejo, California displaced 40 residents from their apartment homes. The fire began in a 2nd floor apartment where it was contained, but extensive smoke damage reportedly occurred in the 2nd and 3rd floors. In addition, fire suppression efforts and the sprinkler system caused water damage on all three floors. While some parts of the apartment complex will require extensive rebuilding due to direct flame damage, other areas will need to be remediated due to smoke.......[Read More]
How Many California Workers and their Families are Being Exposed to Lead?
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from occupational and residential environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 17th, 2018 Recently, the Los Angeles Times published the report, “Hundreds of workers have lead poisoning. Why hasn’t Cal/OSHA stepped in?” The article discusses the veto of Assembly Bill 2963 which would have required the Department of Public Health to alert Cal/OSHA anytime that test results showed a worker had elevated blood lead levels. In addition to lead poisoning hazards for workers, the feature also mentioned the threat to family members of workers who track lead dusts home at the.......[Read More]
Asbestos Discovery Results in Restricted Access in Parts of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos from indoor environments in all types of buildings and worksites.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 14th, 2018 The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published an article about the discovery of asbestos in parts of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that are being prepared for eventual dismantling. According to the news story, the friable asbestos was discovered in the Unit 2 and 3 containment domes. Both of these structures were built when the use of asbestos-containing materials was still quite common. In fact, due to the widespread use of these materials, this known carcinogen can still be found.......[Read More]
California Metal-Finishing Facility Temporarily Closed due to Hexavalent Chromium Emissions
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to monitor for hexavalent chromium to protect workers, neighbors and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 12th, 2018 In October, the Press-Telegram published a story about the temporary closure of a metal-finishing business in Paramount, California. According to their article, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) ordered the temporary closure after air monitoring equipment detected above-threshold levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium VI). The SCAQMD had been monitoring the air since 2013 when the agency received community complaints of a metallic odor thought to be coming from a metal.......[Read More]
California’s IAQ and EHS Professionals Make Year End Equipment and Supply Purchases to Take Advantage of Tax Savings
LA Testing offers a complete range of sampling equipment, monitoring instruments and supplies for home inspectors, industrial hygiene professionals and environmental, health and safety consultants.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 11th, 2018 With the arrival of last month of the year, savvy indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants, industrial hygienists (IH), home inspectors and environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals from across California are looking at ways to prepare their businesses for the upcoming year while decreasing their tax liabilities for 2018. One approach many shrewd professionals take this time of year is to purchase sampling equipment, monitoring instruments, inspection tools and sampling supplies. This.......[Read More]
Legal Claim Alleges that City of San Diego Employees Were Exposed to Asbestos
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos and other exposure concerns associated with building renovation projects.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 29th, 2018 Recently, The San Diego Union-Tribune published a story about a legal claim that had been filed alleging that hundreds of city employees were exposed to asbestos. The exposures said to have occurred in a high rise leased by the City of San Diego that were undergoing renovation activities. San Diego officials issued a statement in response that read, “The city takes the workplace conditions of its employees seriously and that’s why action was taken to remove all employees from the.......[Read More]
Exposure to High Levels of Copper Raise Health Concerns in Occupational and Environmental Settings
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify exposure risks to elevated levels of copper and other metals to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 28th, 2018 Mankind has been using copper for thousands of years. It is an element and metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Today, copper, along with copper alloys and compounds, can be found in everything from jewelry, instruments and coins, to building materials, electronics, wiring and motors to name just a few of the countless applications it can be found in. Copper is an essential element in plants and animals, but exposure to high levels of copper can cause health concerns. To provide.......[Read More]
California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Child Care Centers to Test Drinking Water for Lead
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, dust, paint, air and soil samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 27th, 2018 In September, Governor Jerry Brown from California signed into law Assembly Bill 2370 in an effort to provide additional protection for children in child care centers throughout the state. AB 2370, from Assemblymember Chris Holden, requires all licensed child care centers to test their tap water for the presence of lead contamination. The Legislative Counsel’s Digest of AB 2370 states, “This bill would require a licensed child day care center that is located in a building that was.......[Read More]