Huntington Beach, CA, February 4th, 2021
A California program that collaborates with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and several other entities, reported that an estimated 1 out of every 2 Californians born today will develop cancer. The program also reported that more than 175,000 people in California will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year.
A significant portion of cancer deaths in California and across the nation can be attributed to preventable causes. To help raise awareness of ways to avert new cancer cases, the month of February is designated as National Cancer Prevention Month. It is an annual opportunity to educate the public about the many ways they can lower their chances of developing cancer through healthy living and by avoiding exposure to carcinogens in the home and on the job.
A carcinogen is a substance known to cause cancer. Exposure alone doesn’t mean someone will develop a form of cancer, but it can raise their chances. Carcinogens can be found in many residential and work environments. These include everything from tobacco smoke and asbestos fibers to radon gas or exposure to certain chemicals. In the work environment, the list of known carcinogens is large. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides a list of substances the agency considers to be potential occupational carcinogens that contains well over 100 substances. They include everything from diesel exhaust and wood dust to gasoline, formaldehyde and silica. Unfortunately, countless workers in California are still exposed to these materials, dusts, fumes, fibers and gases on a daily basis.
“As one of California’s leading environmental and industrial hygiene testing laboratories, LA Testing proudly supports the efforts of National Cancer Prevention Month,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at LA Testing. “We offer laboratory testing services to identify a wide range of exposure risks, including known carcinogens, respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers."
LA Testing has also sponsored an educational video about National Cancer Prevention Month that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/d3twvxX1j4o.
To learn more about this or other indoor environmental quality (IEQ), occupational, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794. For access to IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: : AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro, San Diego and Ontario.