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Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered in Patients at California Health Care Facility

LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease from environmental samples.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 11th, 2019 The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reported that Legionnaires’ disease was confirmed at a California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton. CHCF provides medical care and mental health treatment to inmates who have severe and long term needs. According to the CDCR, a patient from the CHCF recently passed away at an outside hospital and post-death analysis confirmed the presence of Legionella in the patient. In addition to the patient who tested positive in.......[Read More] [All News]

Lead and Asbestos Discovered at Proposed Bakersfield Police Academy

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead and asbestos exposure risks from environments samples and bulk materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 7th, 2019 Recently, KGET broadcasted a report about the discovery of lead and asbestos in floor tiles in a building being converted into a police academy in Bakersfield, California. According to the station, the former restaurant was undergoing demolition and remodeling when the hazardous materials were found. In response, the city is skipping the normal bidding process to hire a company to have the materials safely removed as quickly as possible. Anytime there is demolition or remodeling in an older.......[Read More] [All News]

LA Testing Now Accredited by CA-ELAP for PCB Analysis via US EPA SW 846 Method 8082 in Solids (i.e., Caulking, Paint Chips, Mastics, Concrete)

LA Testing is proud to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is now accredited by CA-ELAP for PCB Analysis.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 3rd, 2019 LA Testing is proud to announce that its Huntington Beach, California location has added polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Caulking (Solids) to its list of accreditations through the California State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA-ELAP). Along with the accreditation for NIOSH 5503 - PCBs in Air by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC), LA Testing’s Huntington Beach laboratory can now conduct the analysis of semi-volatile organic chemistry of.......[Read More] [All News]

Preschool Permanently Closed Following the Discovery of Water Damage and Mold Contamination

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, inspection tools, and mold and other indoor environmental test kits to identify exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 31st, 2019 In early March, a private preschool in California that served almost 100 students announced it was closing its doors for mold removal after recent heavy rains and the discovery of mold from indoor air quality (IAQ) samples according to The Press Democrat. A little over a week later, the paper published a report that the school is being closed permanently. The article stated that a representative from the company that owns the school reported that the level of water damage in the building would take.......[Read More] [All News]

A California University Is Temporarily Closed Due to Asbestos Discovery

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos hazards to protect workers and the public from exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 28th, 2019 In late March, it was announced that the student commons facility at a California university was temporarily closed. This step was taken as a precautionary measure following a construction-related incident involving asbestos. According to a notice posted to the university community, the building was closed to “evaluate the extent of a construction-related asbestos contamination incident that was confirmed Thursday evening. At the time, that included all spaces in the building, including office.......[Read More] [All News]

Former Camp Manager Files Claim of Alleged Negligence Involving Asbestos in California

LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 21st, 2019 Recently, The Daily Californian published an article about a former manager of wilderness camp operated by a city in Northern California that has filed a lawsuit against the municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. According to the article, the plaintiff claims negligence and a willful failure to warn against asbestos exposure and dangerous conditions of public property. The former camp manager alleges that when he brought concerns associated with asbestos in a cabin at the.......[Read More] [All News]

San Francisco Bay Area Implements New Demolition Rules to Prevent PCBs from Contaminating Waterways

LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls and other hazardous substances from building materials and environmental samples.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2019 The production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United States was banned in 1979 due to environmental and human health concerns. Prior to then, it was used in some building materials, including caulks, mastics, adhesives and some forms of insulation to new a few of the PCB-containing materials that were once used in buildings. PCBs from these materials may become airborne or settle on surfaces as they degrade or as the materials are removed during renovation or demolition projects. Human.......[Read More] [All News]

California Workers and Residents Learn of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Risks

LA Testing offers environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify sulfur dioxide and other airborne pollutants to protect workers, residents and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 10th, 2019 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant found in California and many parts of the world. It is a colorless gas with a pungent and suffocating odor and is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as oxides of sulfur. Back in 2011, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added sulfur dioxide (CAS No. 7446-09-5) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of.......[Read More] [All News]

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