Baker’s Asthma and Occupational Exposure Risks in California
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services and monitoring instruments to detect dust, known to cause or trigger asthma in the workplace.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 26th, 2021 Crushed wheat and other cereal grains are a staple food for many people. In fact, flour is a major component of countless foods that feed much of the world’s population. With all the benefits flour has brought to society, one concern for those who are regularly exposed to flour dust by inhalation is baker’s asthma. Baker’s asthma is a form of work-related asthma that can be caused by, or exacerbated by, exposure to respirable flour dust. The most effective way to protect workers.......[Read More]
Produce Company in California Recalls Parsley Due to Potential E. coli Contamination
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and other contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 25th, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a company’s voluntary recall of a limited number of cases of curly leaf parsley. The recall was initiated after a routine regulatory sample tested positive for non-O157 STEC (Shiga toxin-producing E. coli). The product was distributed to retail stores, wholesalers, and distributors in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri. Fortunately, at the time of the recall posting, no illnesses had been.......[Read More]
Companies That Used Ammonia in California Pay Large Sum of Money for Alleged Clean Air Act Chemical Safety Violations
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify exposure risks to ammonia and other chemical hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 21st, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with multiple companies for alleged violations of Clean Air Act chemical release prevention requirements at four anhydrous ammonia facilities in Central California. The companies will pay over $800,000 in civil penalties and make safety improvements to their facilities, with the goal of protecting the public and first responders from dangerous chemicals. According to the EPA, thousands of facilities nationwide make,.......[Read More]
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Ways California Families Can Identify Exposure Hazards
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, and test kits to identify lead exposure risks in homes, schools, and work environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 14th, 2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a joint initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For 2021, NLPPW takes place from October 24th through the 30th. Internationally, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes those same dates as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Both events are designed to educate and encourage preventive actions.......[Read More]
Monitoring for Waste Anesthetic Gases to Mitigate Exposure Risks in Healthcare Facilities
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify a wide range of waste anesthetic gases.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 12th, 2021 Healthcare professionals who work in hospitals, operating rooms, dental offices, and veterinary clinics where anesthetic gases are utilized could potentially be exposed to waste anesthetic gases (WAGs) and be at risk of occupational illnesses. According to a past estimate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 200,000 healthcare professionals were potentially being exposed to WAGs on the job in the United States. Waste anesthetic gases are described by the.......[Read More]
Board of Supervisors Vote to Close a Local Airport Due to Lead Concerns
LA Testing offers air, dust, soil, water, and other testing services to identify lead exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 8th, 2021 A California county board of supervisors unanimously approved the beginning process of the closing of a specific airport, in August. This occurred just a short time after a study was released that found increased lead levels in some children living near the airport. A news release from the county stated: A study commissioned by the county on lead exposure risks for children living in the area around the identified airport found that the continued use of leaded aviation fuel has contributed to.......[Read More]
California Officials Address Toxic Soil Contaminants at Site of Proposed Affordable Housing Development Project
LA Testing offers environmental, vapor intrusion, and industrial hygiene laboratory testing services for tetrachloroethylene and many other industrial chemicals.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 6th, 2021 Soil contamination issues have caused challenges for a proposed affordable housing development project that would be built on former industrial land in a city of Southern California. In late August, a California County Board of Supervisors and Housing Authority met to approve and execute a voluntary agreement to provide for activities that support the completion of due diligence and the environmental cleanup necessary to make the property suitable for development. According to the County, a Phase.......[Read More]
Celebrating Children’s Health Month in California and the Role of Indoor Environmental Quality
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of environmental exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 4th, 2021 Each year, Children’s Health Month takes place in October. It is a time to recognize the importance of protecting children’s health from environmental hazards in the places where they live, play, and learn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from their earliest stages of development through puberty, children are vulnerable to exposure to environmental contaminants, such as lead. They are particularly vulnerable because their bodies are small and.......[Read More]