EPA Announces Over $391 Million for Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrades in California
LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify lead, PFAS and a wide range of other chemical and microbial contaminants from water samples.
Huntington Beach, California, May 26, 2023 Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $391,500,000 to California for drinking water infrastructure upgrades through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). These funds will be used to help ensure safe drinking water for communities across California, including for the identification and removal of lead pipes, and protecting residents from PFAS pollution. Identifying and removing lead service lines and pipes is an important goal as lead is a toxic heavy.......[Read More]
Clean Air Month and Improving the Indoor Air Quality in California Homes, Schools and Work Environments
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Huntington Beach, California, May 23, 2023 Back in 1972, the American Lung Association (ALA) first sponsored Clean Air Week. It was intended to be a time to educate the public about the connection between clean air and respiratory health. In 1994, Clean Air Week was expanded to become Clean Air Month which now takes place each May. The quality of the air has a direct impact on everyone’s health and well-being. While the quality of the air people breathe outdoors is often dependent upon where they live, the indoor air quality of.......[Read More]
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Resources to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of California Homes and Buildings
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate exposure to asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.
Huntington Beach, California, May 18, 2023 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as recently as 2020, almost 2,850,000 Californians suffered from asthma and 446 died that year alone from the disease. No other state has more people living or dying from the chronic lung disease. To help raise awareness about the disease and provide information about ways asthmatics can manage the condition by preventing or mitigating exposure to environmental asthma triggers, the month of May is designated as Asthma and.......[Read More]
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Resources for Californians to Test Ticks for Borrelia burgdorferi
LA Testing provides laboratory services and easy-to-use sampling kits to identify Borrelia burgdorferi from infected ticks to help assess Lyme disease exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 16, 2023
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is spread by western blacklegged ticks common to coastal California and the Sierra foothills. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shares that the western blacklegged tick has been recovered from 56 of 58 California counties.
Lyme disease also happens to be the most common of all the tick-borne diseases in the state according to CDPH........[Read More]
IEQ Resources for California Businesses, Institutions and Municipalities Participating in Building Safety Month
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Huntington Beach, California, May 10, 2023 This May marks the 43rd annual Building Safety Month in California and across the globe. The theme for this year’s campaign is It Starts with You and a number of organizations, companies and cities in California are taking part in various observances to raise awareness of the importance of building safety. Building Safety Month initiatives help to provide property owners and managers, government officials and the public with the information and resources to prepare and protect the built.......[Read More]
Workers’ Memorial Day and Resources to Protect California’s Workforce
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene (IH) and environmental, health and safety (EHS) laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard workers in California.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 4, 2023
Each year, April 28th is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day in California and across the United States. It is a time to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Protecting the health and safety of workers is a critical function as thousands of.......[Read More]
Air Quality Awareness Week and Protecting Californians from Airborne Pollutants
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Huntington Beach, California, April 28, 2023 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with AirNow partners that include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and various other federal, state and local agencies have announced that May 1st through the 5th is Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW). The goal of AQAW is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to regularly check the Air Quality Index (AQI) in their.......[Read More]
California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week and Airborne Pollutants that Cause Health Concerns and Damage Property
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Huntington Beach, California, April 26, 2023 The first week of May is recognized as Wildfire Preparedness Week in California. It is a time when the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and partner agencies share proactive ways that people, communities and businesses can protect themselves and their property from the threat of wildfires. Last year’s Wildfire Preparedness Week proclamation from Governor Newsom stated:
All of us have an essential role in protecting ourselves, loved ones and.......[Read More]