California Company Recalls Onions Distributed Across the United States and Canada Due to a Possible Salmonella Risk
LA Testing provides microbial testing services to identify Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 18th, 2020
Last month, a California company issued a voluntary recall of packages of red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions that were shipped under 11 brand names. The onions have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The announcement was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list after an investigation by the agency and the Centers for.......[Read More]
Answers for Residents of California Wondering If Something in Their Home Is Causing Allergies
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify common indoor allergens, asthma triggers and respiratory irritants.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 16th, 2020
Millions of people in California suffer from allergies and many regularly use over-the-counter (OTC) medications or prescription drugs to alleviate their symptoms. While these do provide temporary relief, if the condition lasts for days on end, allergy sufferers should also consider what allergens they might be exposed to in their own home. Allergens can readily be found in the natural outdoor environment, but there are also many that can be present indoors that can be addressed if recognized........[Read More]
Test Kits for California Residents Wanting to Determine If Homes and Businesses Are Damaged by Wildfire Smoke
LA Testing provides analytical services and test kits to identify wildfire pollution hazards and exposure risks from indoor smoke residues and odors.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 15th, 2020
Wildfire season in California has been devastating this year. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the state has already witnessed more than 7,700 wildfires that have burned over 3,150,000 acres. There have been over 15 fatalities and more than 5,400 structures either damaged or destroyed by flames. This year’s wildfires have been much worse than last year. In 2019, over 259,000 acres are estimated to have burned and 732 structures were.......[Read More]
Commercial Property Owner in California Charged with Unlawful Dumping of Asbestos
LA Testing provides asbestos analysis, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Huntington Beach, CA, September 14th, 2020
A California county district attorney’s office recently announced that criminal charges have been brought against a businessman for the unlawful dumping of asbestos in a residential neighborhood. According to the DA’s announcement, back in February, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was contacted by a concerned citizen about a man seen dumping large quantities of suspicious waste on his property. A Fish and Wildlife warden contacted the individual as he was in the.......[Read More]
California Hotels and Legionella Exposure Risks Due to COVID-19 Closures or Reduced Operations
LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 10th, 2020
This summer, the Sonoma Index-Tribune published a report about the discovery of Legionella bacteria in the water system of a major resort in California that occurred during the county’s shelter-in-place order. Fortunately, at this resort, the water system was tested and treated before it reopened to the public. This case illustrates a serious health and safety concern related to COVID-19 directives. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned that the.......[Read More]
CARB Announces Zero-Emission Mandate to Protect California Residents from Diesel Exhaust Exposures
LA Testing provides analytical services and monitoring instrumentation to identify diesel exhaust and particulate matter.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 19th, 2020
This summer, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that by 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission. This “first-in-the-world” rule requires truck manufacturers to begin transitioning from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks in 2024. According to the CARB announcement, the regulation zeroes in on air pollution in the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities. It also stated that trucks are the.......[Read More]
Tips for California Residents to Protect their Homes from Water Damage and Mold Growth While Away on Vacation
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify water damage and microbial growth.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 17th, 2020 July and August are typically two of the busiest months for family vacations. This year’s COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to change or alter their summer plans, but many were still able to get away or at least postpone a planned trip.
Aside from having to cancel or postpone travels due to a public health emergency, few other things can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare as quickly as coming back to a water damaged home. Water damage is one of the most common reasons for an.......[Read More]
Steps to Protect Children in California from Lead Hazards in the Home
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 14th, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Sadly, each year in California and throughout the nation, children are still being diagnosed with elevated lead (Pb) blood levels. To help protect them from the many lead exposure risks that still exist in some homes and neighborhoods, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has published a list of simple steps parents can take to help safeguard their children. The CDPH.......[Read More]