Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Recognized Across California
LA Testing, California's leading IEQ testing laboratory, offers indoor environmental quality laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, and air monitoring instruments to detect asthma triggers, allergens, and respiratory irritants.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 3rd, 2021 The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reported that as recently as 2014, approximately 4 million adults and 1.2 million children in California had been diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult and can even result in fatality. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that there were 387 fatalities in the state of California from asthma in 2018 alone. Minimizing asthma triggers can reduce the onset of asthma attacks and can.......[Read More]
Workers’ Memorial Day and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Testing Services
LA Testing, California's leading environmental testing laboratory, offers industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Huntington Beach, CA, April 28th, 2021 Each year, April 28th is recognized as Workers' Memorial Day in the United States. It also happens to be the same day that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established back in 1971. Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the workers who have been killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work, and to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for a safe and healthy.......[Read More]
Methamphetamine Lab Exposure Hazards in Residential Properties Still a Threat for Some California Residents
LA Testing, Calfornia's leading environmental testing laboratory, provides analytical testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist in the identification of hazardous chemicals and residues associated with clandestine meth labs and other illicit drugs that may pose a health risk.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 21st, 2021 Earlier this year, a methamphetamine laboratory was discovered in a California home. While clandestine drug labs are not being found at the same rate, they once were in homes across the state. This recent find is a reminder that the chemicals used to manufacture meth illegally are hazards and can still pose a threat for anyone who may unknowingly purchase or rent a house that was once used to produce drugs. Exposure risks exist because many of the chemicals used in the production of meth are.......[Read More]
Identifying Exposure Hazards from Nickel and Nickel Compounds in California
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory services to identify nickel and other occupational exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 16th, 2021 As far back as 1989, nickel (metallic) has been listed on California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65. Nickel was added because the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) determined it could cause cancer. Nickel (Ni) is a naturally occurring element and millions of tons of it are mined each year across the globe. Pure nickel is a hard, silvery-white metal used to make stainless steel and other metal.......[Read More]
Mold Clean Up and Testing Tips for California Residents
LA Testing, California's leading environmental testing laboratory, provides test kits and inspection tools to identify water damage and indoor mold growth.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 13th, 2021 Mold is a natural part of the environment, but exposure to elevated levels while indoors can be a problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that mold can cause many health effects. These may include coughing, wheezing, or a skin rash, but the agency also stated that people with asthma or who are allergic to molds may have more severe reactions. For those who do encounter mold, in many instances - especially if the problem is significant, it’s often best to.......[Read More]
Minimizing the Risk of Occupational Exposures to Ototoxic Chemicals in California
LA Testing, California’s Leading Environmental Testing Laboratory offers industrial hygiene, environmental testing services, and sampling supplies to identify ototoxicants in the workplace.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 9th, 2021 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that across the United States, over 30 million workers are regularly exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing. Ototoxicants are chemicals that may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. However, the potential for hearing loss can increase when workers are exposed to these chemicals while also around elevated noise levels. Several years.......[Read More]
Identifying Environmental Asthma Triggers in California Schools
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to detect airborne irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 7th, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 12 children have asthma. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), approximately 1.2 million children have been diagnosed with the disease in California. Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease that causes the airways of the lungs to tighten and constrict, leading to wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. The inflammation also causes the airways of the lungs to become especially.......[Read More]
National Asbestos Awareness Week and Efforts in California to Protect Against Exposure Risks
LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to detect asbestos and other hazards from residential, commercial and institutional properties.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 2nd, 2021 There was a time when thousands of different products were manufactured using asbestos. These products ranged from consumer goods and building materials regularly found in homes, schools, offices, and other buildings to industrial products used in factories and ships. Due to how commonly asbestos was used, exposure hazards still exist in many California homes, businesses, and institutions. Last week, the U.S. Senate raised attention to this fact on a national level. A resolution designating the.......[Read More]