Food Company in California Recalls Cheese Distributed Nationwide Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 19, 2024
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of hundreds of cases of Aged Cotija Mexican Grating Cheese by a cheese manufacturer in the San Joaquin Valley. The recall occurred after routine sampling by the Hawaii State Department of Health’s Food and Drug Branch revealed the product contained Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the recall notice, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal.......[Read More]
Southern California Residents Advised of Possible Health and Safety Issues Following Flood Damage
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, inspection tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) to identify and mitigate microbial and chemical exposure risks following flood damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, February 15, 2024
This week, Mayor Todd Gloria declared a state of emergency in the City of San Diego. The proclamation followed the 4th wettest day on record and the wettest January ever recorded.
All of the rain brought widespread flooding and property damage to San Diego and other parts of Southern California. As the region begins to dry out, property owners and tenants are faced with cleaning up the mess and filing insurance claims.
This is also an important time for residents of flooded.......[Read More]
Identifying 1,4-Dioxane to Protect California Residents and Workers
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to chemical and microbial hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, February 13, 2024
1,4-Dioxane is described by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) as a likely human carcinogen that is highly mobile and persistent in water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also warns that 1,4-dioxane has been found in groundwater at sites throughout the United States and that it does not readily biodegrade in the environment.
The chemical compound is used in a number of industries, primarily as a solvent in the manufacture of chemicals and as a.......[Read More]
Burst Pipe in Compton Courthouse Results in Property Damage and Potential Exposure Concerns
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead and other possible exposure risks following water damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, February 9, 2024
In early January, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles announced the Compton Courthouse would be closed until further notice due to a burst pipe that happened over a weekend. Major flooding resulted which left the elevators, stairwells and lobby inaccessible.
Unfortunately, cases like this happen all too regularly in government, institutional, commercial and even residential properties. In fact, water damage from a burst pipe is a leading source of property.......[Read More]
Tustin to Proceed with Testing for Lead and Asbestos Following California Hangar Fire
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 8, 2024
Following the November fire of a large wooden hangar at the Marine Corps Air Station, the City of Tustin recently announced it would proceed with exterior soil and interior air and dust sampling for asbestos and lead. City officials made the announcement in late December and reported that more information would be shared with residents.
When the fire first occurred, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) warned residents that it had collected and analyzed air and ash.......[Read More]
Powerful California Storms Cause Property Damage and Leave behind Health and Safety Issues
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, inspection tools and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure to microbial and chemical hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, February 7, 2024
Millions of Californians were under a state of emergency this month as an atmospheric river dumped a record amount of rain and mountain snow in areas of the Golden State. Floods, mudslides and other life-threatening conditions were recorded across numerous counties.
In the storm’s aftermath, property owners, landlords, facility managers and tenants now have to deal with damaged homes, businesses and buildings. As the process of cleaning up these properties and filing insurance claims.......[Read More]
New Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and EHS Resources to Safeguard Workers in California
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety (EHS) testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to protect workers and support safety compliance efforts.
Huntington Beach, CA, February 5, 2024 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries last month. It covered 2022 data, and sadly, there were 5,486 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2022, a 5.7 percent increase from the 5,190 in 2021. Key findings from the 2022 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries include:
A worker died every 96 minutes from a work-related injury in 2022 compared to 101 minutes in 2021.
The fatal work injury rate was 3.7.......[Read More]
Former Tenants Sue Apartment Rental Company in California for Alleged Mold Exposure
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 2, 2024 Last month, it was reported that over a dozen former tenants of an upscale apartment complex in Southern California had filed a lawsuit against the owners of the complex for alleged mold exposure. A number of the plaintiffs have claimed a variety of health issues due to the mold in their homes. There have been numerous lawsuits against property owners and real estate management companies in California over the last several years related to mold and moisture issues. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.......[Read More]