California Residents Advised to Test for Lead and Asbestos before DIY Home Renovation Projects
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to help identify indoor environmental quality (IEQ) exposure hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 17th, 2017
California real estate is some of the most expensive property in the country. For many people that have had to stretch their budget to be able to purchase a home in this expensive market, do it yourself, or DIY projects are very common when home improvements projects take place.
Home renovations can bring new life to a property and increase its value, however, in homes built up until the late 1970s there could very likely be some dangerous materials that homeowners could come into contact with........[Read More]
Devastating California Wildfires Destroy and Damage Homes and Businesses
LA Testing provides analytical services and test kits to identify smoke damage and soot residues to assist with remediation efforts and insurance claims.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 12th, 2017
Multiple fast moving wildfires have ravaged tens of thousands of acres in Northern California. Dry conditions and strong winds have made for challenging conditions for firefighters, as they battle more than a dozen wildfires in California’s wine country.
The wildfires have caused multiple deaths and widespread evacuations. Countless homes and businesses have been burnt to the ground and many more property owners that did not lose their buildings to flames have been impacted by the tremendous.......[Read More]
Oakland Redevelopment Project Halts after Asbestos Discovery
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to help protect the public, workers and the environment from exposure risks to hazardous materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 10th, 2017
Last month, KTVU broadcasted a report about a stalled retail redevelopment project that has area residents concerned. According to the station, the developer stopped demolition of a partially torn down bank building after asbestos was found in roof decking materials. Since April, the building has remained largely untouched causing concern for city officials and neighbors because of potential asbestos exposure risks near the eyesore.
Asbestos was frequently used in many older buildings constructed.......[Read More]
Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns in California Hair Salons
LA Testing provides analytical services and testing supplies to identify air contaminants in hair salons and other indoor environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 4th, 2017
According to some estimates, there are over 41,000 employed hairdressers, stylists and cosmetologists in California. These professionals work in thousands of businesses located in virtually every city and town across the state.
It is likely that many of these employees are unaware of the occupational hazards they face. Working in a hair salon could expose them to chemicals in the air they breathe that could be dangerous to their health. In fact, not long ago, the Occupational Safety and Health.......[Read More]
Protecting Workers in California’s Booming Legal Marijuana Industry from Occupational Exposure Hazards
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to safeguard employees
Huntington Beach, CA, September 27th, 2017
Earlier this year, The New York Times published the article “Marijuana Goes Industrial in California.” The write-up detailed the rapidly growing industry of legal marijuana grow operations (MGOs) in places like Salinas Valley that have seen a boom in greenhouses being converted to grow the lucrative crop.
These commercial grow operations and extraction facilities have been quick to open their doors and hire employees. The multibillion dollar industry currently employs thousands of.......[Read More]
California Assembly Bill Would Require Water Tests for Lead in Schools
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from water, air, paint and dust samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 20th, 2017
So far this year, there have been multiple reports of elevated lead levels in water being found at various schools across California. To address these growing concerns, several California Assembly Members have introduced legislation that would require schools to test potable water systems for lead concentrations.
Assembly Bill 746 would require a local educational agency to test for lead in the potable water system at every school site within its jurisdiction at least once a year or once every 3.......[Read More]
California Construction Companies Prepare for Cal/OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene testing services to identify crystalline silica to protect workers and help companies with regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 13th, 2017
This past April, the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations announced that employer obligations under the new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, that were scheduled to commence on June 23rd, would have enforcement delayed. Instead, Cal/OSHA will begin to implement these obligations, found in Title 8 section 1532.3 of the California Code of Regulations, on September 23rd, 2017. This later date synchronizes with the Occupational Safety and Health.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Coleslaw Kits due to an Undeclared Food Allergen
LA Testing provides food allergen and other analytical services to protect the public and help companies comply with labeling regulations.
South Pasadena, CA, September 8, 2017 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company out of California. The recall was announced after it was discovered that milk, used as an ingredient in dressing packets found in the company’s coleslaw kits, was not declared on the products labeling.
As a result, the coleslaw kits produced by the company may contain undeclared milk protein which could put people with sensitivities to this common food allergen at.......[Read More]