“The Doctors”, a nationally televised medical talk show from the same people behind the acclaimed Dr. Phil show, recently asked the scientists at LA Testing’s laboratory to conduct research for an important episode segment. The recently aired episode focused the show’s attention on surface bacteria that might be found in such common areas as the interior of a typical automobile.
The episode segment highlighted attention on bacterial colonies that could be found on an average car’s dashboard. The results, according to the show’s findings, demonstrated that it is possible and even probable for bacteria to be found on common vehicle surfaces – including bacteria strains that could cause human illness.
Standard surface microbiological procedures were utilized to collect the samples which were then submitted to scientists at LA Testing, the LA County Division of EMSL Analytical, Inc. to determine whether or not bacterial organisms were present in any of the samples.
“EMSL and LA Testing were grateful for the opportunity to work alongside a national medical program and hope to be able to establish a long-term partnership with the producers of ‘The Doctors’ to provide further awareness to their audience on important environmental issues,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for EMSL Analytical and LA Testing. “It has long been our goal to provide our clients with the best possible information and data so that well-informed decisions can be made based on quality, integrity and value – all part of EMSL’s core principles,” Sublasky continued.
LA Testing operates laboratories in Los Alamitos and Pasadena, California. The laboratories are staffed with some of the industry’s most respected scientists who utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide analyses for environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality and other important testing services.