California Workers Learn of Occupational Exposure Concerns due to 1-Bromopropane
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify potentially hazardous chemical compounds to protect workers and the public.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 19th, 2018
1-Bromopropane (1-BP) is a solvent that has been increasingly used in the workplace over the past 20 years according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Two years ago, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added 1-bromopropane to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing was based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that the solvent causes.......[Read More]
Potential Chlorine Exposure Concerns for Some California Workers
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify exposure risks to chlorine and other potentially hazardous substances.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 17th, 2018
Chlorine is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is used in the production of thousands of products and can be found in some household items. Chlorine is also used in drinking water and swimming pools to kill harmful bacteria, and is used as part of the sanitation process for industrial waste and sewage.
The chemical element can be quite unstable and reacts with a variety of chemicals and water when.......[Read More]
California Property Owners and Renters Learn about Indoor Sewage Contamination Hazards
LA Testing provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify potential exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 12th, 2018
Sewage contamination doesn’t just occasionally close some of California’s favorite beaches, it also sometimes backs up into homes and buildings due to plumbing problems or local flooding events. When this happens, it creates an immediate health concern for anyone who works or lives in the property.
In addition to the unpleasant nature of sewage contamination, it can also expose people to a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Standing water.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Imported Food Product due to Potential Microbial Contamination
LA Testing provides comprehensive food testing services to identify Salmonella and other pathogens to help prevent illnesses and costly product recalls.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 10th, 2018
Recently, a California importer of Asian foods issued a recall of a frozen grated coconut product due to contamination concerns. The bagged product was imported from the Philippines and shipped to retail locations in northern California beginning in February of 2018.
The company recall notice, posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), states the product lot is being recalled, “…because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause.......[Read More]
Nonprofit Group Wins Court Battle to Warn California Residents and Visitors of Acrylamide in their Coffee
LA Testing provides analytical services to identify acrylamide and other chemical compounds to protect the public and workers.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 5th, 2018
In late March, a Los Angeles judge ruled that coffee companies in the state must put a cancer warning on coffee products to warn of chemicals. One of these chemicals is known as acrylamide, a byproduct of roasting coffee beans.
Back in 1990, the state of California designated acrylamide as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65. In 2011, that listing was expanded to include reproductive toxicity. Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires.......[Read More]
Some of California’s Bay Area Schools Test Positive for Lead in Drinking Water
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, bulk, surface and dust samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 2nd, 2018
San Francisco’s KALW published the article, “Persistent Poison: Lead in School Drinking Water.” The report is one part of a series about lead hazards in the Bay Area. According to the article, although the main source of lead poisoning for the regions children is due to the past use of lead-based paints, in the last year, a number of local schools have discovered lead issues in their drinking water.
The article shares that while most Bay Area schools had lead levels in their water of.......[Read More]
Undeclared Egg Allergen Results in Food Recall from Some Northern California Grocery Stores
LA Testing provides food allergen testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to aid people managing food allergens.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 28th, 2018
In Spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about one of the nation’s largest natural and organic food grocery store chains that announced the voluntary recall of some decorated cookies from self-service cookie displays at nine Northern California grocery stores. The recall was launched because the cookies contained egg allergen that was not listed on the product sign.
The products in question could put people with certain food allergies at risk if they were to be.......[Read More]
Hoarder’s House in San Diego a Safety Hazard due to Water Damage, Mold and Rodents
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Huntington Beach, CA, June 25th, 2018
Recently, San Diego’s KGTV broadcast a report about a hoarder’s home in Pacific Beach that city officials have obtained a court order to fix. According to the station, the property has been a nuisance for neighbors due to trash, rodents and foul odors. City officials have also reported safety hazards in the property due to the extreme collection of things and water damage that has resulted in mold contamination throughout the structure.
Situations like this happen all too frequently, in.......[Read More]