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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/15/2018
Author Paul Cochrane
Title California Residents Learn if Spring Allergies Are Due to Outdoor or Indoor Allergens
Introduction LA Testing provides air testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify respiratory allergens and irritants.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2018

Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children have allergies. For California, this means millions of its residents suffer from the condition, including many that are allergic to respiratory allergens.

As the warm spring month of May causes flowers to bloom and trees, shrubs and all types of plants to release large amounts of pollen into the air, allergy sufferers recognize this is allergy season in much of California. Common symptoms often experienced this time of year include an itchy or runny nose, congestion and sneezing. While some allergy sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, a growing number of people experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions. For those individuals, their allergies may not be due to just exposure to high outdoor pollen or mold spore counts. Many are actually exposed to allergens found right in their homes, schools and offices.

“The sneezing, sniffling and itchy eyes experienced by so many this time of year may not be due to just what is happening outdoors,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Recognizing any allergens that are present indoors at elevated concentrations is a key part of managing the condition. Frequently encountered indoor allergens include mold growing indoors due to moisture, pet dander, cockroaches, dust mites, latex and rodents. Many of these same allergens are also known asthma triggers for those with the lung disease.”

Fortunately, allergy sufferers have access to affordable environmental tests that can identify elevated levels of indoor allergens. If test results indicate an issue, eliminating or mitigating exposure to the allergen’s source can make a huge difference in the quality of life for people with allergies or asthma. LA Testing provides these indoor allergen testing services, all of the sampling supplies necessary, and even offers easy-to-use test kits. They laboratory specialists have also sponsored an educational video about indoor and outdoor allergens that can be seen at:  

To learn more about environmental allergen testing or other services, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to allergen and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) test kits, visit

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 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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