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Myriad of Mold Issues Challenge Public Schools in California Beach Community

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and indoor environmental quality test kits to identify mold and other potential contaminants.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 21st, 2019 Recently, the Daily Breeze published a story about a series of mold issues that have impacted schools in Manhattan Beach. The beach community has faced a multitude of mold concerns in various public schools since the start of the current school year. At least four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school have had mold problems. In response, the article reports the school district recently announced a new indoor air quality management plan meant to deal with the mold and prevent.......[Read More] [All News]

Tenants from California Apartment Complex Get $2 Million from Lawsuit over Mold and Other Poor Living Conditions

LA Testing offers mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to help identify exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 18th, 2019 This past November, the East Bay Times published an article about a lawsuit filed on behalf of 115 tenants of an apartment complex in Oakland, California. The tenants’ lawsuit claimed multiple housing violations that created poor living conditions. While the property manager has denied the allegations, a $2 million settlement has been reached. Tenants reported issues with leaking roofs, bed bugs, rodents, mold and other problems. Many of these issues can lead to health and safety.......[Read More] [All News]

Researchers Look at Indoor Mold Contamination and Asthma Rates in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold issues and other indoor air quality (IAQ) pollutants.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 17th, 2019 In October of last year, the Journal of Environmental and Public Health published research from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about elevated levels of mold in homes in the Eastern Coachella Valley of California. The study also looked at asthma and respiratory illnesses in residents and found that rates were higher in this area than the national average. Researchers wrote, “The higher levels of mold contamination in their.......[Read More] [All News]

California Inspectors Visit Senior Home due to Asbestos Concerns Following Popcorn Ceiling Repair

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos and other common indoor environmental quality exposure hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 16th, 2019 Late last year, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles published a report about inspectors from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) visiting a senior home in Mission Hills. The inspectors were summoned to investigate popcorn ceilings that were being repaired after water damaged them the previous week. According to the report, after the inspection, the property manager was issued a notice to comply with the state’s asbestos regulations. These include a contamination.......[Read More] [All News]

National Radon Action Month in California - Testing for Radon from Well Water and Indoor Environments

LA Testing offers analytical services and test kits to identify radon risks in homes, schools and work environments.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 15th, 2019 The month of January is recognized as National Radon Action Month across the United States. While many California residents have no idea if they are living, working or going to school in a building that has elevated radon levels, this month of recognition is meant to spur them into action to find out the answer. This is important because as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims.......[Read More] [All News]

California Company Recalls Hundreds of Cases of Tapenade due to Undeclared Tree Nut Allergen

LA Testing provides food testing services to protect the public and help companies comply with allergen and other labeling regulations.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 11th, 2019 Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company in California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that the pumpkin pesto tapenade products contained walnuts that were not labeled on the packaging. Product labels for the 7.75 ounce jars failed to disclose the tree nuts as required by labeling regulations. The jars in question were distributed to retailers between July and November of 2017 and were sold in.......[Read More] [All News]

Action Taken at East Los Angeles High School Following Asbestos Discovery

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos and other potential environmental hazards to protect students, workers and the public.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 4th, 2019 The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently directed that strict containment measures be taken for debris piles at a demolition site on the campus of an East Los Angeles high school. The requirements follow the disturbance of steam pipes that were wrapped with asbestos inside a building that was being demolished on the school’s campus. Inspectors from SCAQMD had been dispatched to the school after a demolition contractor discovered the asbestos-wrapped steam pipes.......[Read More] [All News]

Select Southern California Schools Receive Air Filters to Combat Diesel Exhaust and Other Indoor Pollutants

LA Testing provides analytical services and monitoring instrumentation to identify diesel exhaust, particulate matter and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 2nd, 2019 The Los Angeles Daily News recently published the article, “EPA fines 2 trucking companies for air pollution and requires them to pay for indoor air filtration at Southern California schools.” According to the article, two trucking companies failed to install special filters in hundreds of diesel trucks operating in the state. This resulted in elevated levels of diesel exhaust spewing into the environment and making its way into the air people breathe. In addition to over $200,000.......[Read More] [All News]

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