Agricultural Workers in California and the Causes of Farmer’s Lung
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, and air monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of environmental allergens, irritants, and asthma triggers.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 15th, 2021 The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS), a multidisciplinary center located at the University of California - Davis, published an article several years ago about the numerous respiratory threats that agricultural workers may face daily. These include a variety of dusts, chemicals, gases, bioaerosols, and other respiratory allergens, irritants, and asthma triggers. In the article, medical conditions that can result from inhaling airborne pollutants are also discussed. One of.......[Read More]
Fungal Disease Awareness Week and Mitigating Microbial Exposure Risks in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments, and building inspection tools to detect moisture, mold, and other indoor environmental quality concerns.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 13th, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated September 20th through the 24th as Fungal Disease Awareness Week. It is a time for the agency and partners to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases and the fact that some fungal diseases that cause serious infections in the United States go undiagnosed. Fungal diseases are often caused by fungi that are quite common in the environment, and while most fungi are not dangerous, some types can be harmful to.......[Read More]
California Carrot Producer Recalls Various Packaged Products Due to Salmonella Concerns
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify Salmonella, E. coli, and numerous other foodborne pathogens.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 10th, 2021 A California producer of carrots recently announced a voluntary recall of six retail carrot products, and certain prepared carrots sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors, due to potential Salmonella contamination. The carrots were distributed to clients from across the United States. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is frequently associated with several common foods, including produce. Most people who become infected develop diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills, and abdominal.......[Read More]
National Preparedness Month Encourages California Companies and Institutions to Have Disaster Plans in Place
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 8th, 2021 In 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month (NPM). The annual event encourages people across the country to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, institutions, and communities. The theme for this year’s NPM is Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love. For businesses and institutions, NPM is an important reminder of the need to have contingency plans in place to.......[Read More]
Commercial Property Owner in California Pleads Guilty to Asbestos Violations
LA Testing provides laboratory services to detect asbestos from bulk materials and environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 2nd, 2021 A California county attorney’s office recently announced that a businessman has pleaded guilty to three criminal charges arising from an incident that took place last year. The man had been caught dumping asbestos that had been removed from commercial buildings he owned onto another one of his properties in a residential neighborhood. According to the DA’s office, the individual did not possess any of the proper permits or authorization needed to transport the asbestos and dumped the.......[Read More]
New Elementary School to be Built for Northern California Community After the Discovery of Mold and Structural Issues
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 25th, 2021 Elementary school students will be learning in portable classrooms this year at one school in Northern California as their old building is being torn down and replaced. The school district decided to replace some of the classrooms after mold and structural issues were discovered last year according to reports. A roof leak is believed to be a source of moisture that led to mold growth. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for mold to begin to grow indoors when moisture is present; countless.......[Read More]
Mitigating Exposure to Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in California
LA Testing offers environmental and infection control testing services to identify MRSA and other microbial pathogens.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 19th, 2021 The County of Los Angeles Public Health reported that people in the county, across the United States, and around the world are getting skin infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). For those who do develop an infection, it is resistant to many antibiotics, making it a serious challenge to treat. MRSA infections were traditionally associated with hospitalization or other healthcare-associated risk factors. In more recent years,.......[Read More]
Potential Occupational and Environmental Hazards Lurking at Recycling and Reuse Facilities in California
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 17th, 2021 With almost 40 million residents, and millions more that visit the state each year, recycling programs in California are important to prevent pollution, save resources, extend the life of landfills, and even create new jobs. In fact, CalRecycle reported that California leads the nation with an approximate 65% diversion rate for all materials and that recycling supports more than 140,000 green jobs across the state. While recycling is indeed good for the environment and has created several new.......[Read More]