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Category Press Release
Publish Date 4/8/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Near-Roadway Air Pollution Concerns in California and Resources to Identify Exposure Hazards
Introduction LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and air monitoring instrumentation to identify diesel exhaust, combustion gases, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds and other airborne pollutants.

Huntington Beach, California, April 8, 2024

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, recently released a report revealing their findings about near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) to the state Legislature. Prepared for the California State Policy Evidence Consortium, the report exposes people living near major roadways are at increased risk of developing various health issues.

Health conditions specifically mentioned included cardiovascular, reproductive and respiratory problems. NRAP exposure concerns are also not just for when people are outdoors, it is also considered to be a significant cause of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.

Nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that more than 45 million people in this country live within 300 feet of a major transportation facility or infrastructure, notably busy roads. The agency also warns of concerns about the potential health impacts from air pollutants emitted from cars, trucks and other vehicles.

“Breathing elevated levels of vehicle exhaust and other airborne pollutants associated with transportation isn’t only a concern for those living near, attending school or working by a major roadway,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “It can also be an issue near rail yards, bus terminals, marine ports and industrial areas, such as by busy warehouse districts. This type of exposure has been a concern in California for years. In fact, all the way back in 1990, diesel engine exhaust was added to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65.” 

In California, LA Testing’s laboratories help to protect the public and workers from near-roadway air pollution exposure through comprehensive air testing services and monitoring instruments. These resources can also be instrumental in helping companies avoid costly air pollution noncompliance penalties from regulatory agencies.

LA Testing has even sponsored an educational video about diesel exhaust, particulate matter and air quality issues that can be seen at:

To learn more about air quality, occupational and environmental testing services and sampling supplies, or to access air monitoring instruments, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. 


About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for environmental and indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, bacteria, 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.

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