Condominium Fire Displaces Sacramento Residents and Creates Potential Indoor Environmental Quality Issues for Others
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 12th, 2019 The Sacramento Bee recently published an article about a condominium complex fire in Sacramento that resulted in the damage of multiple residents’ homes after the fire broke out in one of the units. The complex was saved due to the efforts of firefighters, but now a number of families are without a home until extensive repairs can be completed. Several units reportedly were damaged directly due to flames and other condominiums sustained smoke and water damage. Unfortunately, when a fire.......[Read More]
Employees of Dental Office and Laboratories in California Advised of Potential Occupational Exposure Hazards
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) analytical services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to identify respiratory hazards and surface contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 6th, 2019 There are over 30,000 dentists licensed to practice in California. Most of these licensed practitioners work alongside tens of thousands of dental hygienists, laboratory technicians and office staff. These dedicated workers, who provide essential services for the state’s residents, may face some unique occupational exposure risks due to their profession. While biological and blood-borne pathogens come to mind as an occupational hazard, there are a number of other potential material and.......[Read More]
Members of Club in San Diego Warned of Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
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Huntington Beach, CA, March 5th, 2019 Earlier this year, the County of San Diego’s TB Control Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency sent a letter to a popular social club warning its members that they may have been in contact with an individual who had tuberculosis (TB). The letter encourages people that participated in social/community activities in the club’s San Diego facility between the dates of August 2, 2018 to November 30, 2018 to take a TB test. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB,.......[Read More]
California Residents Advised of Health and Safety Concerns Following Flood Damage to Properties
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and test kits to help identify microbial and chemical contaminants following floods in California.
Huntington Beach, CA, March 1st, 2019 In late February, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation of a state of emergency for a number of counties across the state. The proclamation was made to help communities respond to massive flooding that has caused widespread damage. One of the hardest hit communities is Guerneville. According to reports, the Russian River rose at least 45 feet causing extensive flooding throughout the town. Some 2,000 homes and buildings are believed to have suffered varying degrees.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Single-Serve Salad Packages Due to Listeria Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 26th, 2019 Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company from Guadalupe, California. The recall was launched after a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes in a package of the single-serve salad bowls tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). According to the notice, as a precautionary measure, the California-based company recalled all products produced on the same.......[Read More]
California School District Given More Time to Deal with PCBs in Two Malibu Schools
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 25th, 2019 Recently, The Malibu Times published an article with updates about the ongoing issue of remediating (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) PCB-containing caulks surrounding some windows and doors in several schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The situation had previously made national headlines as far back as 2013 when the presence of PCBs were first made public. In 2016, The New York Times even published a report about ongoing parental concerns of children being pulled from the.......[Read More]
Residents of California Learn About Carpeting and Indoor Allergens
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 21st, 2019 The Santa Monica Daily Press recently published an article examining the connection between indoor carpeting and potential exposure to allergens and respiratory irritants that can trigger or aggravate allergies in some people. The piece discussed everything from off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from carpets and padding to potential exposure to chemicals used for waterproofing, antimicrobial treatments and flame retardants. It also reports on the importance of regular cleaning with.......[Read More]
Simple Steps to Minimize Allergens in Millions of Homes Across California and How to Test for their Presence
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 20th, 2019 Millions of California residents suffer from various allergies, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For all too many, their home or work environment is sometimes the primary source of exposure for the respiratory irritants and allergens that can trigger or aggravate their condition. Some of the most common indoor allergens and irritants are associated with mold, dust mites, latex, pollen, pets, rodents and cockroaches. Fortunately, there are simple steps that can be taken to.......[Read More]