Sheriff’s Office Posts Mold Information for California’s Central Coast Residents Returning to Flood Damaged Properties
LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits, building inspection tools and personal protective equipment to identify and respond to mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) exposure concerns.
Huntington Beach, California, February 3, 2023
The Monterey County Sheriff's Office recently advised residents returning to homes and businesses affected by floodwaters to use reference materials posted on their social media. The documents provide information to help keep residents safe while cleaning up flood damaged properties which may contain mold. One of the reference materials is Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup after Disasters. The document, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.......[Read More]
Frozen Food Company in California Fined for Toxic Gas Release in San Jose
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify exposure risks to ammonia and other chemicals to protect workers, the public, and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, California, January 31, 2023 Last month, the County of Santa Clara’s Office of the District Attorney announced that a food manufacturer with a facility in San Jose was convicted and sentenced for a large release of toxic ammonia back in 2021. The company had been criminally charged with negligently discharging an air contaminant, failing to immediately report that release, providing inadequate training to its contractors, and failing to implement an adequate emergency action plan according to a news release from.......[Read More]
Sewage Spill Results in San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department Advisory
LA Testing offers laboratory services and sampling supplies to test for sewage and other water quality issues to identify microbial pathogens and chemical contaminants to help prevent outbreaks of recreational water illnesses (RWIs).
Huntington Beach, California, January 27, 2023 Last month, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department issued a press release about a large, unknown volume of primary treated sewage that was released into Chorro Creek. The leak occurred due to equipment malfunction as a result of heavy rain and reportedly overflowed from a sewer treatment plant and into the creek. The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department warned the public:
…to avoid ocean water contact during, and at least three days following,.......[Read More]
Workplace Ventilation in California to Optimize Indoor Air Quality during Cold Weather
LA Testing provides air quality and infection control testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to help create ideal indoor conditions during the winter months.
Huntington Beach, California, January 25, 2023 While many people think of California as a state with moderate temperatures, due to its geography and size, it is no stranger to temperature extremes. From a record high temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley to a record low of -45 degrees in Boca, Californians can experience a wide range of temperatures. For those working during the winter months in frigid parts of the state, workplace ventilation is an important engineering control to create comfortable, productive and.......[Read More]
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Warns Parents of Lead Hazards in Multiple Recalled Products
LA Testing offers consumer product, environmental and material testing services for lead and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help prevent costly product recalls.
Huntington Beach, California, January 19, 2023 Last month, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) alerted parents and caregivers about the potential health risks associated with several recalled children’s products. The agency listed specific products ranging from cups made for toddlers to children’s clothing, toys and hairclips that had all been recently recalled due to containing lead at levels that exceed federal safety standards. Public Health warned:
Parents and caregivers of young.......[Read More]
Fungal Eye Infections and Protecting Californians from Contaminated Ophthalmic Products
LA Testing provides sterility and microbial testing services for consumer products, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and pharmaceuticals to protect consumers and to help California companies avoid costly product recalls.
Huntington Beach, California, January 17, 2023
While fungal infections of the eye are quite rare, when they do occur, they can be serious and even result in permanent vision loss or blindness. Anyone can get a fungal eye infection, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these infections are usually linked to an eye injury, particularly with plant material; eye surgery; chronic eye disease involving the surface of the eye; fungal bloodstream infections; wearing contact lenses; or exposure to.......[Read More]
Major Storms Cause Widespread Flooding and Property Damage in Northern California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality exposure risks following flood damage.
Huntington Beach, California, January 13, 2023
Heavy rains in Northern California during December and January have caused evacuations, flooding and power outages in many communities. Schools, businesses and countless homes have been inundated by floodwaters that have caused extensive property damage in areas. As residents and business owners begin the long process of cleaning up their properties and filing insurance claims, they need to be aware of the potential presence of microbial and chemical contaminants that may now be in.......[Read More]
National Radon Action Month and Testing Homes and Buildings throughout California
LA Testing offers radon and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify potential exposure hazards in homes, schools and other buildings.
Huntington Beach, California, January 6, 2023
January is recognized as National Radon Action Month and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) states that the cold winter months are the best time of year to test for this odorless and colorless gas. The agency also reports that there is no known safe level of exposure to radon since lung cancer can result from low exposures to it. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil and water. In homes and other buildings, it can accumulate to.......[Read More]