Respirable Particulate Matter Exposure Risks Inside and Outside of California Homes and Businesses
LA Testing provides air testing services, sampling supplies and monitoring instruments to detect and measure particulate matter and other airborne pollutants.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 24th, 2020 The air quality in California is frequently impacted by everything from smog to wildfire smoke. The quality of air we breathe in, has a significant impact on well-being, considering there are many different types of airborne pollutants that are known to cause health issues. One of these is particulate matter, also known as PM. This is the name for a wide range of particles that are small enough to be carried by the air and inhaled. PM can be a solid or liquid, or even a mixture of both........[Read More]
EPA Awards Almost $1 Million to Research Combatting Harmful Algal Blooms in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify microbial contaminants and toxins to help protect the environment, public and to assist industries impacted by harmful algal blooms.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 23rd, 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced $999,999 in funding to a California university research foundation to address the environmental challenges posed by harmful algal blooms (HABs). The university’s research will focus on how to prevent and control HABs using runoff treatment systems to reduce nutrient discharges from farms. “Harmful algal blooms clog waterways and release toxins that harm people, animals, aquatic ecosystems and drinking.......[Read More]
Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns Follow Apartment Building Fire in Northern California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify smoke and water damage, residues, odors, mold, lead, asbestos and other exposure risks following fire damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 19th, 2020 A fire recently broke out at an apartment complex located in Northern California. While firefighters were able to contain the flames to just one unit, at least eight apartments were damaged from smoke and water. Fires in multifamily buildings are all too common according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The USFA reports that from just 2013 to 2015, there were an estimated 109,000+ multifamily residential building fires reported to fire departments within the United States during each.......[Read More]
Preventing Healthcare-Associated Mold Outbreaks in California Hospitals
LA Testing offers mold and other indoor environmental quality testing services to identify microbial pathogens, surface contaminants and respiratory hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 13th, 2020
In recent times, there have been several hospitals in California that have had to halt operations and temporarily close portions of their facilities after mold was discovered growing indoor. The closures were necessary to prevent exposure risks to staff and patients, especially for those with weakened or suppressed immune systems. Healthcare-associated mold outbreaks, when two or more people develop infections, can occur in hospitals or other type of healthcare settings if certain types of.......[Read More]
Arsenic-Contaminated Wastewater Issues Result in $5 Million Fine for a Company in California
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify environmental and occupational arsenic exposure hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 9th, 2020
It was recently announced that a California company that bottles spring water has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $5 million fine by a U.S. District Judge. Prosecutors claim the company illegally stored and transported hazardous waste from one of its facilities. The hazardous waste involved arsenic-contaminated wastewater which was the result of filtering spring water to remove naturally occurring arsenic. Arsenic is an element that is widely distributed in.......[Read More]
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Exposure Risks to Airborne Carcinogens and Pollutants in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify airborne carcinogens, respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 5th, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. Each year, about 218,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and about 149,000 people die from the disease. To raise awareness and educate people about things they can do to help prevent new cases of lung cancer, November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month........[Read More]
Identifying Indoor Pollutants to Help the Over 1.3 Million California Residents Suffering From COPD
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to detect respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.
Huntington Beach, CA, November 4th, 2020 The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reports that approximately 1,348,000 people in California have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). According to these figures, no state in the nation has more people with the disease and this is why November’s designation as National COPD Awareness Month is so important. COPD refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases.......[Read More]
Coronavirus Cleaning, Disinfecting and What California Residents Should Know About Exposure to Ammonia
LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify exposure risks to ammonia and other potential chemical hazards.
Huntington Beach, CA, October 29th, 2020 Earlier this year, a television news station published a report about a significant increase in calls to the California Poison Control hotline due to chemical exposures linked to an increase in cleaning and disinfecting associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically mentioned were the dangers of exposure to ammonia, especially if it is mixed with other cleaning chemicals that can create a hazardous gas known as chloramine. Ammonia (NH3) is a chemical that is made by humans and is.......[Read More]