Los Alamitos, CA, January 20, 2010
The use of asbestos has been banned from most products in the United States now for a number of years. However, people can still be exposed to asbestos fibers in homes, workplaces and other buildings that contain the once widely used mineral in products ranging from insulation to ceiling tiles.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, EPA and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have all classified asbestos as a known human carcinogen. Asbestos exposure may result in lung cancer and mesothelioma; some studies also suggest a connection with gastrointestinal, colorectal, kidney, gallbladder, esophagus and throat cancers.
With these respected organizations consistently releasing information about asbestos related cancer risks, it is helpful to know that one of the premier asbestos testing laboratories is based in the greater Los Angeles area. LA Testing’s laboratories can help minimize asbestos exposure by quickly and affordably determining if suspect materials contain asbestos.
It is crucial to environmental professionals and the general public that they can rely on their asbestos testing results. LA Testing provides reliable results that allow better decisions regarding any potential remediation and construction as well as decisions regarding safety protocols and personal protective equipment. There are also state and federal regulations regarding how materials containing asbestos must be handled and failing to comply with these regulations could result in prosecution and risk to building occupants and workers.
“As an affiliate of EMSL Analytical, LA Testing and its parent company have almost 30 years of asbestos testing experience,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for EMSL Analytical and LA Testing. “Our laboratories are staffed with the most experienced analysts and advanced testing instrumentation. This means our clients are guaranteed quality results and a high level of customer service.”
To learn more about asbestos or other environmental testing services please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.