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Felony Complaints Filed Against California Company for Releasing Cadmium and Other Heavy Metal Particulates

LA Testing provides analytical services to protect the public and help businesses comply with California’s environmental regulations.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 27th, 2016 Recently, California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that one of their investigations has led to the filing of felony complaints by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office against a local metal recycling firm and its owner. The complaint alleges five felony counts for violations of California’s hazardous waste control laws. According to the DTSC, their Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) collected evidence that.......[Read More] [All News]

California Students Protest Over Mold in Their Classrooms

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify mold and other indoor contaminants in schools.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 25th, 2016 Recently, the Two Rivers Tribune published a report about students protesting a local youth center. According to the article, dozens of students took part in voicing their concerns over mold issues and other matters they faced in their schools.This is not the first time mold issues at the district have made the news. Back in February, the school district’s superintendent announced that all schools within the district would be closed for a week after the discovery of mold.Ongoing mold issues in.......[Read More] [All News]

Possible Mold Growth at Long Beach Apartment Complex Leads to Lawsuit

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold contamination in all types of buildings.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 21th, 2016 Last month, the Gazettes published a report about an ongoing dispute between tenants at a Long Beach apartment complex and the property management company, along with its owners. According to the article, most of the tenants recently received a three-day notice to vacate their homes due to the possible presence of mold.Some of the tenants have now filed a lawsuit against the proper managers and landlord for failing to take corrective actions when the mold was first discovered. The lawsuit also seeks.......[Read More] [All News]

Apartment Fire Displaces San Rafael Tenant and Creates Potential Indoor Environmental Issues for Others

LA Testing Provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke residues, mold and other indoor contaminants.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 19th, 2016 Recently, several apartments in San Rafael, California sustained damage after a fire broke out in one of the units. The multi-tenant complex was saved due to the efforts of firefighters and the building’s sprinkler system.Although only one unit was reportedly damaged directly due to flames, other apartments sustained smoke and water damage. This is an all-too-common occurrence in multi-tenant buildings. Additionally, residential and commercial tenants that have a fire occur in their building need.......[Read More] [All News]

California Health Officials Announce Elevated Lead Levels in Children Living Near Former Recycling Facility

LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify lead and other heavy metals that can harm people and the environment.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 13th, 2016   Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) was asked to conduct a study by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). For the study, CDPH analyzed blood lead levels in children living near a closed battery recycling plant in Vernon, California.CDPH’s analysis found that blood lead levels in children near the facility are higher than for those who live further away from the industrial site. However, the age.......[Read More] [All News]

Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water for Some Residents of California’s Central Valley

LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify arsenic exposure risks for residents across California.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 11th, 2016  Recently, KPIX 5 broadcasted a report about the Central Valley community of Kettleman City. Residents of the area received deliveries of water from the state each month because their tap water was contaminated with elevated levels of arsenic. According to the news report, the city’s two wells were among the worst for arsenic contamination in the state, but other Central Valley communities faced arsenic concerns in their well water.   Arsenic is a.......[Read More] [All News]

California Homes Tested for the Presence of TCE and PERC

LA Testing provides vapor intrusion analytical services to identify trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in homes and buildings.

Huntington Beach, CA, July 6th, 2016   Recently, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune published a report about extensive indoor air testing that is being conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the article, over 100 residential homes, commercial properties and recreational facilities have been tested for chemical contaminants in the El Monte and South El Monte areas.All of the testing is due to concerns of chemicals migrating into the air inside of overlying homes and buildings near the San Gabriel Area 1.......[Read More] [All News]

California Residents with Homes Spared by Raging Wildfires May Still Encounter Smoke Damage

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify smoke damage and residues in homes and businesses.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 30th, 2016   Earlier in June, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Kern County after a raging wildfire destroyed well over 100 homes, damaged many others and ignited over 35,000 acres. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the area as firefighters battled to try to control the wildfire in hot, dry and windy conditions.California’s multi-year drought has helped make 2016 an exceptionally active wildfire season with numerous fires burning so far this summer from the northern.......[Read More] [All News]