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Mold Testing

Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/10/2013
Author Paul Cochrane
Title LA Testing Educates California Residents about Fungal Pathogens
Introduction LA Testing offers mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to help identify contaminants in homes, schools and commercial buildings.

Garden Grove, CA, June 10th, 2013

Fungi, commonly known as mold, are a natural part of the environment and play an important role in the ecosystem.  However, some types of fungi can cause serious infections in some people.  This is particularly true in people with a weakened immune system.

There are a number of types of fungi that cause disease and some of these fungi are commonly associated with water damaged properties that have mold contamination issues.  People living, going to school or working in these environments may be at risk of diseases caused by these fungal pathogens.

To help educate people across California, LA Testing has sponsored a two part online video series describing common fungal pathogens. The videos discuss over a dozen diseases and the types of fungi that cause them.  They include Aspergillus, Coccidioides, Fusarium, Cladosporium and a host of others.

“Fungal pathogens can be a risk to anyone, but the very young, elderly and those with a weakened immune system are especially at risk when exposed,” reported Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility. “At LA Testing we do everything we can to educate people about the potential hazards these fungi can cause people.  We also offer testing services so that these pathogens can be identified in air, surface, bulk and water samples to prevent people from needlessly being exposed to them.”

To view either of the fungal pathogen videos sponsored by LA Testing, please visit: &

To learn more about testing for fungal pathogens, microbial contaminants or other indoor air quality and environmental issues, please visit, email 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.  LA Testing has laboratories throughout California to service commercial clients and government agencies as well as the general public.

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