Garden Grove, CA, December 29th, 2015
The official start of winter was just days ago, but already many residents of California have been spending more time indoors as temperatures have cooled. During this time of year, indoor allergies can be a significant issue for many.
Although indoor allergies are sometimes confused with the common cold, if the condition last for more than 10 days the cause is likely due to allergies and not a cold. Winter allergy sufferers may feel tired and experience itchy eyes and throat, along with watery and clear nasal secretions that may last for weeks or more, but can also be sporadic. Those who have instead caught a common winter cold usually develop body aches, fever, chills and discolored nasal secretions that are usually gone within a week.
“During the chilly winter months, homes and buildings typically have their windows shut and the heating system turned on,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility. “Without adequate fresh air, these conditions can allow for the accumulation of a number of common indoor allergens and the HVAC system will often simply spread these allergens from room to room.”
To help allergy sufferers identify indoor allergens so that corrective measures can be implemented to reduce their exposure, LA Testing offers indoor allergen testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use home test kits. These services can identify everything from mold to allergens associated with dogs, cats, rats, mice, dust mites, cockroaches and latex. LA Testing has even sponsored an educational video about winter allergies and indoor air quality (IAQ) that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/_s_hwuk30ac.
To learn more about indoor allergen and air quality testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794. For access and more information about any of the home test kits, please 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 substances. 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, Sierra Madre, Garden Grove, San Leandro and San Diego.