DTSC Offers California Residents and Real Estate Investors Vapor Intrusion Guidance
LA Testing provides vapor intrusion testing services to identify a wide range of potentially hazardous chemicals in buildings of all types.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 23rd, 2018 Back in 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) published Guidance for the Evaluation and Mitigation of Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air (Vapor Intrusion Guidance). The document recommends an approach for evaluating vapor intrusion into buildings and its subsequent impact on indoor air quality (IAQ).
Vapor intrusion describes the process by which chemical vapors from contaminated soil or groundwater seep into a building. Many of these chemicals can cause short or.......[Read More]
California Residents Learn if Spring Allergies Are Due to Outdoor or Indoor Allergens
LA Testing provides air testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify respiratory allergens and irritants.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2018
Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children have allergies. For California, this means millions of its residents suffer from the condition, including many that are allergic to respiratory allergens.
As the warm spring month of May causes flowers to bloom and trees, shrubs and all types of plants to release large amounts of pollen into the air, allergy sufferers recognize this is allergy season in much of California. Common symptoms often experienced this time of year include an itchy or runny.......[Read More]
Earth Moving Companies Operating in Southern California Respond to New Air Monitoring Requirements in Rule 1466
LA Testing provides analytical services and air monitoring instruments to help companies in California comply with the new rule.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 10th, 2018 Late last year, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants was amended after being adopted last July. It is now in full compliance mode for all applicable earth moving operations in California that are regulated by the SCAQMD.
The purpose of Rule 1466 is to minimize off-site fugitive dust emissions containing specific toxic air contaminants. These contaminants are listed and.......[Read More]
Asbestos Discovery at California Post Office Delays Reopening
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos and other exposure concerns common with building renovation projects.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 4th, 2018
In March, the Vallejo Times-Herald published a report about the delayed opening of a California post office branch due to the discovery of asbestos. According to the article, the post office had been temporarily closed for remodeling when asbestos was found in the glue used for the floor tiles. The presence of asbestos-containing materials is expected to add two months to the location’s closure.
Old flooring materials, such as vinyl, sheet vinyl or asphalt floor tiles may contain asbestos. Any.......[Read More]
California Workers Learn of Ethylene Oxide Exposure Risks and How to Test for It
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify potentially hazardous chemical compounds to protect workers and the public.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 2nd, 2018
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an organic compound that is produced in large quantities. It is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of several industrial chemicals, the most notable of which is ethylene glycol. It is both flammable and highly reactive. EtO is also used as a fumigant in certain agricultural products and as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies.
Back in 1987, the state of California designated the ethylene oxide as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65. In 2009,.......[Read More]
California Library Suffers Fire Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke and water damage, residues and odors following a fire.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 27th, 2018
Recently, the East Bay Times published a report about a two-alarm fire that caused damage at a library in Contra Costa County in California. According to the article, the fire was successfully extinguished by firefighters, but not before the library branch suffered extensive smoke and water damage.
Building fires can create a tremendous amount of smoke that will often travel throughout multiple floors and rooms of a structure. This smoke is made up of a number of combustion by-products that.......[Read More]
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]