Hundreds of City of San Diego Employees Moved Due to Asbestos Concerns
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify asbestos and other exposure concerns associated with building renovation projects.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 24th, 2018
Earlier this year, the City of San Diego announced that it was moving all of its employees from a leased downtown building due to concerns about the presence of asbestos-containing construction debris. The high-rise building has been undergoing renovation work and a positive test for asbestos from one location caused city officials to move approximately 550 employees to other buildings.
The discovery of asbestos during renovation projects is common since it was used in countless buildings and.......[Read More]
Potential Salmonella Contamination Causes California Company to Recall Dietary Fiber Supplement
LA Testing provides comprehensive supplement and food testing services to identify pathogens to help prevent costly product recalls.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 18th, 2018
Recently, a Southern California maker of dietary supplements issued a nationwide recall of a fiber supplement due to contamination concerns. The product lot in question was sold through Amazon and consumers are being urged to return the supplement for a full refund.
The company recall notice, posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), states the product is being recalled, “…because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and.......[Read More]
Lead Tests Likely for Many More High-Risk California Children
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, paint, dust and soil samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 10th, 2018
Last October, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1316 after it had been unanimously approved by California lawmakers. AB 1316 requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to revise regulations for when doctors test children’s blood for lead exposure, opening the door for hundreds of thousands of new children to be tested each year.
All children impacted by AB 1316 are to be evaluated for risk of lead poisoning by healthcare providers during each child’s.......[Read More]
California Residents Warned of Elevated Levels of VOCs in New Construction
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to protect building occupants.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 6th, 2018
For years, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has been providing information to the state’s residents about both outdoor and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that may impact their lives. One area of concern for the state agency is people’s exposure to volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde, that are known to off-gas from building materials found in new construction and renovation projects.
People are regularly exposed to a wide range of VOCs at elevated concentrations.......[Read More]
Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish Results in Los Angeles Company Recalling Soup Base
LA Testing offers food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to identify food allergens.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 4th, 2018
Last month, a wholesaler and distributor of Asian food products based out of Los Angeles announced the recall of a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base. The soup base was sold from October of 2016 through the end of this January and was distributed to foodservice operators and retail stores in California and 28 other states.
The voluntary recall was issued due to the presence of undeclared crustacean shellfish. The company was made aware of the situation when it was notified of an allergic reaction by a.......[Read More]
More California Schools Test Positive for Lead in Drinking Water
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, surface and dust samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 30th, 2018
KPIX 5 recently broadcast a report about water fountains being shut off at a number of Berkley, California schools. This was a direct result of water tests that found elevated lead levels. According to the station, at least six schools, ranging from a preschool to a high school, have had fountains shut off.
The presence of elevated levels of lead in drinking water can be a health threat to anyone, but this is especially true for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.......[Read More]
Should California Schools be Required to Test for Radon?
LA Testing offers analytical services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon risks in schools, homes and work environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 28th, 2018
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that although the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) recommends that all schools nationwide be tested for radon, it is not mandatory in California and there is no state funding specifically set aside to help school districts pay for testing.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in schools, buildings and homes across the globe. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium and thorium in soil, rock and.......[Read More]
West Coast Industries and Maritime Operations Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule Enforcement
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify respirable crystalline silica to protect workers and keep companies in compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 27th, 2018 On June 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA will be enforcing the new final rule for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime. The new standard for these industries follows enforcement actions for controlling construction worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica that went into effect last year.
The new federal standard for general industry and maritime will require employers to:
Measure the amount of silica that workers are.......[Read More]