South Los Angeles Apartment Complex Tenants Report Mold, Sewer Gas and Other Poor Housing Conditions
LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to help identify moisture issues, mold contamination, sewer gas, bed bugs and many other indoor environmental quality problems.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 1, 2022 Multiple media outlets recently published stories about tenant complaints at a large South Los Angeles apartment complex. According to the reports, which included multiple interviews, tenants have raised concerns about water leaks, mold growth, sewer gas, bed bugs, cockroaches and other living condition issues with property management that they claim have not been properly addressed. Mold is an all too common problem in many aging apartment complexes and it doesn’t take long for a mold.......[Read More]
California Air Resources Board Reaches Settlement with Manufacturing Company for Products that Violated Air Quality Regulations
LA Testing provides product testing services to identify volatile organic compounds and other chemicals to protect consumers and to help companies comply with California regulations.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 24th, 2022
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced a settlement agreement for $299,000 with an out-of-state manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials for violations of the state’s air quality regulations. The company was alleged to have sold, supplied and offered for sale noncompliant paint thinners and aerosol clear-coating products that were manufactured for use in California, but exceeded the state’s air quality requirements.
According to the CARB.......[Read More]
San Diego City Attorney Files Suit against more than 20 Companies over PFAS Water Contamination
LA Testing’s parent company offers water testing services and sampling kits to detect PFAS from drinking water samples to protect the public and the environment.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 21st, 2022
Last month, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office announced it had filed suit against more than 20 chemical companies for manufacturing and steadfastly concealing the toxic nature of firefighting foams that it claims have contaminated drinking water supplies around San Diego for decades.
According to a news release from City Attorney Mara W. Elliot:
The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on behalf of the People of California and the City of San.......[Read More]
Lead Dust Contamination Concerns at a High School in California Due to Activities at a Neighboring Business
LA Testing offers dust, soil, air, water, and bulk material testing services to identify lead and other heavy metal exposure risks to protect the public, the environment and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 17th, 2022
Several media outlets recently reported about ongoing lead contamination concerns at a high school in a neighborhood in southern Los Angeles. The high school in Watts is located right next to a large scrap metal recycling facility. In addition to issues such as loud noises coming from the business, a major concern of many faculty, students, parents and community activists is possible exposure to dusts from the recycling plant that could be contaminated with lead and other heavy metals. .......[Read More]
National Safety Month and Resources for California Businesses and Institutions
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety (EHS) testing services and supplies to protect workers from exposure risks and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 13th, 2022
National Safety Month is celebrated in California and across the nation during the month of June. The observance, begun by the National Safety Council, has taken place each year since 1996. It has been designed as a time for organizations, companies and individuals to increase awareness of workplace safety and health risks and to make efforts to reduce occupational injuries and deaths. To protect workers in California, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 was enacted by the.......[Read More]
Indoor Environmental Quality Plays a Key Role for California Residents Celebrating National Healthy Homes Month
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and home inspection tools to help create a healthy indoor environment for families.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 9th, 2022
In 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inaugurated the first National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). The month of recognition takes place each year in June and the theme for this year’s event is “A Healthy Home at Any Age.” NHHM brings together HUD’s partners, including grantees, community-based and faith-based organizations, industry, state, tribal, local governments, health care providers, and many others, around two common goals. Coordinated by.......[Read More]
UC Berkeley Awarded EPA Funding for Creating Technology to Remove Elevated Levels of Arsenic from Groundwater
LA Testing provides laboratory services and sampling supplies to identify arsenic and other contaminants from water sources to protect the public and to help keep companies and utilities in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 1st, 2022
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had awarded $99,998 in funding to an interdisciplinary student team at the University of California - Berkeley for creating a new technology that removes arsenic from groundwater. A group of students created the novel technology and have partnered with a local community in the Central Valley to field test the arsenic remediation technology. Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in rocks and soil. It is also used.......[Read More]
California Proposes New Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium
LA Testing offers laboratory services and sampling supplies to identify a wide range of chemical, microbial and physical contaminants from water samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 25th, 2022
California’s State Water Resources Control Board recently proposed a standard to specifically target hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) in drinking water supplies throughout the state. The proposed standard of 10 parts per billion (10 ppb) would be the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) if the draft makes it through the public comment period and clears the regulatory process. A finalized drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium is expected in 2024. At 10 ppb, hundreds of existing wells in.......[Read More]