University Owned Methamphetamine Contaminated Apartment in California
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 16th, 2019 The Daily Californian published an article earlier this year about potential dangers lurking in a shuttered apartment at the UC Berkley University Village in Albany, California. According to their report, one suite at the complex had been quarantined after levels of methamphetamine that were 200 times what is considered safe were detected in the unit. The article also states that a campus spokesperson said the apartment was not used as a meth lab, but rather the contamination was due to consumption.......[Read More]
Rodent Infestation at LA City Hall Causes Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 12th, 2019 A few months ago, the Los Angeles Times and NBC News published reports about a rat invasion that has building occupants concerned at the historic Los Angeles City Hall. The presence of so many rats has raised health fears for many people that work and visit the 27-story building. According to the articles, the downtown area has recently experienced a typhus outbreak and an employee from the City Hall building is one of the unfortunate ones to become infected. The bacteria that cause typhus can be.......[Read More]
San Diego Area School Takes Steps After Water Tests Show Lead Above the District’s Action Level
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 9th, 2019 The principal of an elementary school in the Serra Mesa community of San Diego recently sent a letter home to parents of students concerned about lead levels found in some water outlets at the school. The letter shared the following, “As part of San Diego Unified’s commitment to provide safe and quality schools in all neighborhoods, the district has been sampling drinking water for elevated levels of lead. In July 2017, the Board of Education adopted a drinking water remediation plan.......[Read More]
California Residents Learn About Cyclosporiasis and Exposure Risks to the Parasite That Causes the Condition
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 5th, 2019 Just last summer, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Health Advisory after an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis was detected in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cyclosporiasis is a reportable disease in California and is caused when a person becomes infected with a single-celled parasite known as Cyclospora. In California and throughout the United States, many past outbreaks of the infection have been linked to imported produce. The parasite can be spread when people ingest.......[Read More]
Burst Pipe in a California Church Results in Property Damage and Moisture-Related Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 3rd, 2019 Earlier this year, KGTV published a report about a church in San Marcos, California that suffered major water damage after a pipe burst. According to their account, water damage occurred throughout the entire church building forcing the congregation to hold services in another building until the moisture could be extracted and repairs completed. Water damage from burst pipes is a leading source of property damage to buildings of all types. Water damage of any kind can quickly destroy building.......[Read More]
California Remodeling Companies and DIY Enthusiasts Cautioned About Vermiculite Insulation Exposure
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 29th, 2019 According to some estimates, around 33 million homes across North America have attic insulation produced from vermiculite mined from Libby, Montana. Many of these properties can be found across California and it is a concern because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that there was also a deposit of asbestos at the mine, so the vermiculite from Libby was contaminated with asbestos. The EPA has a dedicated section of the agency’s website for sharing information about.......[Read More]
California Food Distributor Recalls Noodle Products Due to the Possibility of Undeclared Egg Allergen
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 27th, 2019 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a food distributor in Gardena, California. The recall was launched after tests conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that some of the company’s products possibly contained ingredients derived from eggs that were not labeled on the packaging. A total of 21 different noodle and ramen products from the company are part of the recall. The company has.......[Read More]
Firefighters Moved out of Historic California Fire Station Due to Building Conditions and Health Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 21st, 2019 Earlier this year, The Modesto Bee reported that firefighters from the busiest fire station in Modesto, California were being relocated from their historic building due to leaking roofs, buckling floors and concerns over their health and safety. According to the article, the city was moving firefighters next door to an area that is being converted into temporary living quarters until a final solution is made regarding the building. One of the health and safety issues mentioned in the piece that.......[Read More]