Legal Claim Alleges that City of San Diego Employees Were Exposed to Asbestos
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos and other exposure concerns associated with building renovation projects.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 29th, 2018 Recently, The San Diego Union-Tribune published a story about a legal claim that had been filed alleging that hundreds of city employees were exposed to asbestos. The exposures said to have occurred in a high rise leased by the City of San Diego that were undergoing renovation activities. San Diego officials issued a statement in response that read, “The city takes the workplace conditions of its employees seriously and that’s why action was taken to remove all employees from the.......[Read More]
Exposure to High Levels of Copper Raise Health Concerns in Occupational and Environmental Settings
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify exposure risks to elevated levels of copper and other metals to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 28th, 2018 Mankind has been using copper for thousands of years. It is an element and metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Today, copper, along with copper alloys and compounds, can be found in everything from jewelry, instruments and coins, to building materials, electronics, wiring and motors to name just a few of the countless applications it can be found in. Copper is an essential element in plants and animals, but exposure to high levels of copper can cause health concerns. To provide.......[Read More]
California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Child Care Centers to Test Drinking Water for Lead
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, dust, paint, air and soil samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 27th, 2018 In September, Governor Jerry Brown from California signed into law Assembly Bill 2370 in an effort to provide additional protection for children in child care centers throughout the state. AB 2370, from Assemblymember Chris Holden, requires all licensed child care centers to test their tap water for the presence of lead contamination. The Legislative Counsel’s Digest of AB 2370 states, “This bill would require a licensed child day care center that is located in a building that was.......[Read More]
Preventing Worker Exposures to Hydrogen Peroxide and other Chemical Hazards in California
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify potentially hazardous chemical substances to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 21st, 2018 Earlier this year, The Fresno Bee published a report about the alarming number of calls the Fresno-Madera Poison Control Center received about hydrogen peroxide poisoning. The center’s medical director was interviewed and he suggested the spike in calls was due to people finding sites online that claim various medical benefits for its use via ingestion that are just not safe and could lead to death in some cases. These alarming, poisoning calls due to the improper use of hydrogen peroxide.......[Read More]
California Workers Learn About Occupational Exposure Risks to Gasoline
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify potentially hazardous substances and vapors to protect workers and the public.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 20th, 2018 According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), gasoline is the most used transportation fuel in California. Approximately 90% of all gasoline in the state is consumed by light-duty cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. As recently as 2015, 15.1 billion gallons of gasoline were sold in the state. The fuel is made up of 90% petroleum based gasoline (as specified by the California Air Resources Board) and 10% ethanol. A number of chemical additives are also often added in small.......[Read More]
Last Year’s Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Anaheim Leads to Cal-OSHA Fines
LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease to help prevent outbreaks.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 14th, 2018 In November of last year, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) announced that its office had been notified of a number of individuals diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The infected people lived in or had visited the Anaheim area in the preceding months. A number of the sick people had visited a well-known amusement park in the area and several were employees of the park. Almost a year later, the Los Angeles Times published an article detailing the aftermath of the outbreak.......[Read More]
California Residents Warned to be on the Lookout for Recalled Rubber Toys Due to Lead Violations
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from toys, paint, dust, food, liquid and soil samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 9th, 2018 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently posted information about the recall of over 31,000 rubber critter toys that were purchased by consumers from catalogs and online stores from February 2017 through June of this year. These items were imported from China and the orange and yellow surface paint colors on the toys contain levels of lead that violate federal regulations.
According to the CPSC posting, “This recall involves all rubber critter toys sold in various colors.......[Read More]
Violation Notices Served After Asbestos Disturbed at California High School
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Huntington Beach, CA, November 7th, 2018 In late August, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued violation notices to several contractors and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District “for the illegal removal, handling and disposal of asbestos last week at a local High School.”
The violations stemmed from a complaint received by SCAQMD on August 16th, alleging that asbestos-containing flooring material was being disturbed in a storage room in the school library. According to the.......[Read More]