Water Leak at California Middle School Temporarily Closes Kitchen
LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial and chemical contaminants in schools and other buildings.
Garden Grove, CA, May 25th, 2016
In April, Valley News published a report about the closure of a school kitchen at a middle school in Temecula, California. According to the article, the closure occurred after a water leak was discovered behind a sealed access panel in the kitchen area. The leak damaged building materials and the school district responded with a temporary closure of the area so that indoor environmental testing could be conducted along with repair work.When a leak goes unnoticed for even a short period of time, the.......[Read More]
Lead Poisoning Risks Greatest for Residents of San Francisco Living in Certain Areas
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and consumer test kits to identify lead hazards and help prevent human exposure.
Garden Grove, CA, May 25th, 2016 Earlier in May, SFGATE published an article about areas within San Francisco where people are most likely to come into contact with lead exposure hazards. The article cites research conducted by the news magazine Vox that examined census tracks across the country and ranked them based on the risk of lead poisoning.
The research indicates that of San Francisco’s 175 census tracks, 32 were determined to be in the highest lead risk category. This equates to approximately 18% of.......[Read More]
Possible Undeclared Peanuts Results in Fullerton Bakery Issuing a Product Recall
LA Testing provides food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to protect people with food allergies from consuming them.
Garden Grove, CA, May 24th, 2016
In late April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a bakery in Fullerton, California. The company is recalling cookies that were distributed to convenience stores across Southern California because they may contain undeclared peanuts.Because so many people have food allergies, strict avoidance of food allergens and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food are important measures to prevent serious health.......[Read More]
Berkley Fire Displaces Apartment Residents Leaving Behind Smoke and Water Damage
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and consumer test kits to identify smoke residues and mold growth following a fire.
Garden Grove, CA, May 20th, 2016
Earlier in May, a fire at an apartment complex in Berkley displaced dozens of residents according to The Daily Californian. Their report states that the fire likely began because of electrical issues in the ceiling between two units. The heat from the fire melted the soldering on a water pipe that then ruptured helping to minimize damage from the flames.Although only two units were directly involved with the actual fire, others were also damaged due to smoke infiltration and water........[Read More]
Hazardous Lead Levels at Sacramento Gun Range has Residents Concerned
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to help prevent exposure to lead and other potentially dangerous heavy metals.
Garden Grove, CA, May 13th, 2016
In late April, CBS13 broadcasted a report about hazardous levels of lead that caused the temporary closure of an indoor gun range owned by the city of Sacramento. The shooting range was first closed in 2014 when exceptionally high levels of lead were discovered at the indoor facility.A fence has been constructed around the building that is located next to a park and nearby neighborhoods. According to the news report, aside from the indoor issues, lead has been found on the building’s roof and.......[Read More]
Concerns about PCBs in Caulk Continue at a School in Malibu
LA Testing provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the hazards of exposure.
Garden Grove, CA, May 4th, 2016
Several years ago, a Malibu high school made national news when a famous supermodel had her children stop attending it due to health concerns in the building. The concerns were the result of tests that indicated the presence of PCBs in some classrooms.The school was once again in the news in April when The New York Times published a report about ongoing parental concerns and additional parents pulling their children from the school. The school district and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say.......[Read More]
Flooring Retailer Makes Multimillion Dollar Payment to Settle California Clean Air Claims
LA Testing provides air analysis to determine formaldehyde levels emitted from products such as laminate flooring in residential and commercial properties.
Garden Grove, CA, May 2nd, 2016
A little over a year ago, “60 Minutes” broadcasted a report about formaldehyde emissions coming from laminate flooring that was being sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring retailers. The investigative report found that many of the Chinese-made laminate flooring products contained high levels of formaldehyde.Over 100 boxes of the laminate flooring that were purchased from stores across California and tested were discussed in the broadcast. It was reported that the average.......[Read More]
Mold Contamination Forces Closure of El Dorado Fire Station in California
LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial and chemical contaminants in buildings.
Garden Grove, CA, April 28th, 2016
Last month, CBS 13 broadcasted a report about the closure of a fire station in El Dorado County. It is not immediately clear if the fire station will reopen at its current location or if it will be moved to another location permanently.The closure was the result of strong odors following heavy rains that lead to the discovery of mold in the facility’s walls. Mold was eventually discovered in three out of four walls. The cost to fix the problem at the current fire station is estimated to be.......[Read More]