Mystery Odor Causes the Temporary Evacuation of Police Dispatch Center in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and air monitoring instruments to detect mystery odors and airborne pollutants to help protect building occupants.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 21st, 2020 Dispatchers at a police headquarters in California were evacuated from the building for a short time after complaints of a strong odor earlier this year. Firefighters responded to their call of a mystery odor in the 911 dispatch area and media reports indicate the odor may have come from recent construction upgrades in the building. Mystery odors in buildings of all types are quite common, especially when construction or remodeling activities are taking place. Another very common source of.......[Read More]
Children’s Health Month in California and the Important Role of Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of chemical and microbial exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 19th, 2020 The month of October is recognized as Children’s Health Month. Key components of a healthy childhood include the environmental quality of the home, school and community the child is exposed to. This is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that protecting children’s health by minimizing environmental impacts on them is a high priority for the agency. EPA goes on to share the fact that environmental contaminants can affect children differently than adults, both.......[Read More]
Painting Project Tips for California Residents to Mitigate VOC Exposure Concerns
LA Testing provides laboratory testing services and sampling supplies to identify volatile organic compounds and other airborne pollutants from indoor environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 12th, 2020 With millions of people spending more time at home this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, home improvement projects have become even more popular. This is especially true for DIYers that have been busy sprucing up their home’s interior with a fresh coat of paint. Whether painting a home, multi-tenant complex, school or business, the process can create exposure concerns for DIY enthusiasts, professional painters and any building occupants in the area for an extended period of time. This.......[Read More]
California Awarded Over $6 Million by U.S. EPA to Test for Lead in Water at Childcare Centers
LA Testing offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, soil, dust, paint, and bulk materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 7th, 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced over $6,000,000 in grant funding to assist the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) with identifying sources of lead in drinking water from childcare centers. Two years ago, California’s Legislature had passed AB2370, expanding the state’s lead testing program to require testing of more than 15,000 childcare centers serving over 800,000 children. EPA’s new funding is meant to support the testing of.......[Read More]
Potential Exposure Hazards from Meth Lab Found in San Francisco Hotel
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify hazardous chemical residues and other environmental exposure risks associated with clandestine meth labs.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 5th, 2020 Residents of a hotel near San Francisco’s financial district were recently evacuated from the building after police discovered a small meth lab operating out of one of the hotel rooms. Two people were arrested and a hazmat team was called to handle any dangerous chemicals. Police initially arrived after receiving a call about a strong chemical odor coming from one of the hotel rooms. Many of the chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine are highly toxic and can give off.......[Read More]
Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Ban Approaches in California
LA Testing provides pesticide testing services to protect workers, the public and the environment from exposure to these and other potential chemical hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 30th, 2020 In October of last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that virtually all uses of the pesticide known as chlorpyrifos would be banned in the state after December 31, 2020. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide, acaricide and miticide used primarily to control foliage and soil-borne insect pests on a variety of food and feed crops. It has been used in both agricultural and non-agricultural areas since 1965. Chlorpyrifos is sold as a liquid, granules,.......[Read More]
Water Damage and Mold Concerns in California Community Following a Cluster of Pinhole Leaks in Copper Pipes
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to identify water damage, mold growth, water chemistry, and the composition of plumbing pipes and materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 24th, 2020 California community recently experienced a rash of leaking water pipes in residents’ homes. The sudden increase in copper pipes developing pinhole leaks occurred in Folsom, California and has been reported on by multiple media outlets. The City of Folsom Environmental and Water Resources Department also recently published information about the situation. The department shared that it was sampling water and inspecting sample copper pipes. City engineers were also examining potential.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Onions Distributed Across the United States and Canada Due to a Possible Salmonella Risk
LA Testing provides microbial testing services to identify Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 18th, 2020
Last month, a California company issued a voluntary recall of packages of red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions that were shipped under 11 brand names. The onions have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The announcement was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list after an investigation by the agency and the Centers for.......[Read More]