Former Camp Manager Files Claim of Alleged Negligence Involving Asbestos in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 21st, 2019 Recently, The Daily Californian published an article about a former manager of wilderness camp operated by a city in Northern California that has filed a lawsuit against the municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. According to the article, the plaintiff claims negligence and a willful failure to warn against asbestos exposure and dangerous conditions of public property. The former camp manager alleges that when he brought concerns associated with asbestos in a cabin at the.......[Read More]
San Francisco Bay Area Implements New Demolition Rules to Prevent PCBs from Contaminating Waterways
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls and other hazardous substances from building materials and environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2019 The production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United States was banned in 1979 due to environmental and human health concerns. Prior to then, it was used in some building materials, including caulks, mastics, adhesives and some forms of insulation to new a few of the PCB-containing materials that were once used in buildings. PCBs from these materials may become airborne or settle on surfaces as they degrade or as the materials are removed during renovation or demolition projects. Human.......[Read More]
California Workers and Residents Learn of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Risks
LA Testing offers environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify sulfur dioxide and other airborne pollutants to protect workers, residents and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 10th, 2019 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant found in California and many parts of the world. It is a colorless gas with a pungent and suffocating odor and is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as oxides of sulfur. Back in 2011, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added sulfur dioxide (CAS No. 7446-09-5) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of.......[Read More]
Two Schools in Thousand Oaks Forced to Move Classes After Mold Discovery
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and indoor environmental quality test kits to identify mold and other possible contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 10th, 2019 Recently, the Thousand Oaks Acorn published a report about two schools that share classrooms in Thousand Oaks, California. Both were forced to temporarily cancel classes and move students due to poor conditions in several portable classrooms. According to the article, mold growth was visible and air tests found elevated levels of mold in half the classrooms tested, including one with indoor levels 30 times that of an outdoor sample. Mold is known to produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases,.......[Read More]
California Construction Workers Surveyed about Nanotechnologies and Nanoparticle Exposure Awareness
LA Testing and its network of laboratories offer nanoparticle testing services to identify and prevent occupational exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 6th, 2019 Last year, the Center for Construction Research and Training released the results of a survey of construction workers in California that gauged their overall awareness of nanotechnologies and nanoparticles in the construction industry. Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness and Training Needs Among California Construction Trades surveyed various construction trades in the state to determine the level of knowledge of the growing list of nanotechnologies used in construction and the potential risks and.......[Read More]
California Workers and Residents Advised of Radon and Other Natural Sources of Radiation Exposure
LA Testing’s network of laboratories offer radiological testing services to identify radiation risks from radon and other sources in homes, schools and work environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 1st, 2019 In February, media outlets across the country published articles about elevated levels of radiation that visitors and workers of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum may have been exposed to over a number of years. The story broke after three 5 gallon buckets of uranium ore from a nearby uranium mine were discovered being stored in the museum by an exhibit. The case is a good reminder that workers and the public can be exposed to radiation sources when they least expect it. Even though many people may.......[Read More]
Silica Dust Study Reminds California Construction Companies and Workers of the Need to Address Respirable Occupational Hazards
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene testing services and monitoring equipment to identify crystalline silica and other airborne pollutants to protect workers and help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 25th, 2019 In late 2018, a new study was published in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health that examined construction workers’ exposure to silica dust. “Characterization of Occupational Exposures to Respirable Silica and Dust in Demolition, Crushing, and Chipping Activities” looked at these potential inhalation hazards at construction sites in Massachusetts. Researchers found that some workers may be exposed to more than 10 times the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s.......[Read More]
Firefighters in California Concerned Following Reports of Asbestos at Fire Academy
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Huntington Beach, CA, April 19th, 2019 California’s NBC 7 broadcasted an investigative report earlier this year that had many area firefighters and union officials concerned. According to their newscast, thousands of firefighters may have been exposed to asbestos over many years at a California Fire Academy. A city in California took possession of the buildings in question several decades ago from the U.S. Navy. The buildings were then repurposed by the fire department as a training facility. In a memorandum published by the city.......[Read More]