Huntington Beach, California, May 23, 2023
Back in 1972, the American Lung Association (ALA) first sponsored Clean Air Week. It was intended to be a time to educate the public about the connection between clean air and respiratory health. In 1994, Clean Air Week was expanded to become Clean Air Month which now takes place each May.
The quality of the air has a direct impact on everyone’s health and well-being. While the quality of the air people breathe outdoors is often dependent upon where they live, the indoor air quality of homes, schools and businesses can usually be more easily controlled. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to clean air and the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the combined effects of ambient air pollution and household air pollution are associated with 6.7 million premature deaths each year.
“Many people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, so indoor air quality can have a tremendous impact on their comfort, health, ability to learn in school or their productivity at work,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Outdoor pollutants that make their way indoors, like diesel exhaust, pollen and wildfire smoke, or indoor pollutants such as mold, dust mites, animal dander, cockroach allergens, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, tobacco and marijuana smoke, particulate matter, asbestos, lead, pesticides, cleaning chemicals and sewer gas can be found in far too many homes, schools and buildings throughout California.”
Dedicated to helping to improve indoor environments are the laboratory testing experts at LA Testing. With multiple laboratories in California, LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality testing services, all of the sampling supplies needed to collect and submit samples, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools and air monitoring instruments. These resources help to analyze, control and improve the built environment. Several years ago, LA Testing even sponsored an educational video about Clean Air Month and the importance of indoor air quality. That video can still be seen at: https://youtu.be/mw1HtEJqVyU
To learn more about air quality testing services, supplies and tools, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794. For access to indoor environmental quality test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor environmental 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 ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, 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 and San Diego.