Public University in Northern California Provides Information to Students and Faculty About Asbestos in Campus Buildings
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 27th, 2020 In February, a public university’s newspaper reported that an email had been sent to students and faculty at the school regarding the presence of asbestos-containing construction materials that are known to exist in at least 12 buildings on campus. Materials specifically mentioned by the article include thermal system insulation, floor tiles, door insulation and transite panels. The reality is there is asbestos-containing materials in countless buildings and homes all across California.......[Read More]
Nail Products Containing Methyl Methacrylate Could Soon Become a Priority Product with a Chemical of Concern in California
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 26th, 2020 Last month, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) declared the agency was proposing to list nail products containing methyl methacrylate (MMA) as a Priority Product with a Chemical of Concern. In announcing the proposal, DTSC stated the following: Methyl methacrylate is a volatile monomer used in some nail products; MMA is released from these products into air and can be inhaled. Dermal and oral exposure to MMA from nail products can also occur. MMA has been detected in.......[Read More]
Hazardous Chemicals, Safety Data Sheets and Minimizing Exposure Risks in California
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify chemical hazards in all types of occupational, institutional and residential settings.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 24th, 2020 The California Department of Industrial Relations states that every day at workplaces throughout the state, employees work with or are incidentally exposed to hazardous substances that can harm their health or cause safety hazards. In fact, millions of residents work in occupations that involve the production, use, sale or transportation of potentially hazardous chemicals. The hazards associated with coming into contact with these chemicals are wide-ranging and are based on a number of factors........[Read More]
California Real Estate Disclosure and Notification of Potential Lead Hazards
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 20th, 2020 The U.S. Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust and soil in homes offered for sale or lease. Section 1018 of the law directs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require the disclosure of known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards of most housing built before 1978. The reason homes.......[Read More]
Resources for California Workers, Business Owners and Property Managers to Identify Mold and Moisture in the Workplace
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 18th, 2020 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides a four page fact sheet that describes health effects that some workers may experience if they are exposed to mold on the job. Molds in Indoor Workplaces lists allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), dermatitis, asthma, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma and other health effects. When health problems are believed to be caused by exposure to dampness or mold in the workplace, the National Institute for.......[Read More]
California Workers Exposed to Fragrances and the Potential for Work-Related Asthma
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 17th, 2020 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported that fragrance ingredients used in perfume, personal care products, cleaning products and air fresheners can trigger asthma. The agency also stated that fragranced products used in many California workplaces have been associated with numerous cases of work-related asthma. CDPH has disclosed the following: The Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) has tracked hundreds of asthma cases associated with fragrances at work. These.......[Read More]
Mold Discovery Results in the Temporary Closure of a School in Fresno
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 6th, 2020 Earlier this year, Fresno’s KGPE broadcasted a story about the temporary closure of an area school following the discovery of mold. According to their report, four classrooms tested positive for mold and the school was closed for several days to allow administrators and teachers to relocate students to other classrooms. The school principal announced that other classrooms would be tested out of an abundance of caution. It was also reported that the school is working with remediation and.......[Read More]
Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen Results in California Company Recalling Burrito Products
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 4th, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that a company in California was recalling a specific lot of egg burrito products labeled as chicken burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The burritos contained eggs, a known allergen, which were not declared on the product labels. The problem was reportedly discovered after FSIS and the company received consumer complaints reporting that the cilantro.......[Read More]