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1-Bromopropane Now Listed as a Known Carcinogen to the State of California

LA Testing provides analytical services to protect the public from hazardous substances and help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.

Huntington Beach, CA, September 23rd, 2016  In August, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added 1-bromopropane (CAS No. 106-94-5) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of 1-bromopropane (1-BP) was based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that the chemical causes cancer. 1-BP is a solvent that is used in degreasing, dry cleaning, spray adhesives and aerosol solvents. The Occupational Health and Safety.......[Read More] [All News]

California Residents and Workers Learn about Exposure Risks to Isocyanates

LA Testing provides analytical services to identify the presence of isocyanates from occupational, indoor and environmental samples.

Huntington Beach, CA, September 16th, 2016  Chemicals known as isocyanates are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tracts. Workers in a number of industries throughout California can be exposed to isocyanates as they are raw materials in the production of polyurethane products.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that isocyanates are widely used in the manufacturing of flexible and rigid foams, fibers, elastomers, and coatings such as.......[Read More] [All News]

Lighting Project at California School District Leads to Lawsuit over Asbestos Contamination

LA Testing provides analytical services to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, September 14th, 2016  Last month, the Whittier Daily News published a story a school district filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit against two companies. The companies were hired in 2015 as part of a project to upgrade to energy-efficient lighting in three of the district’s schools. The project reportedly came to a quick end when the school district’s hazardous materials coordinator feared that asbestos from insulation that was disturbed by the contractors was causing contamination. A subsequent.......[Read More] [All News]

California Residents Learn How to Protect the Value and IEQ of Coastal Properties

LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify property damage and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues.

Huntington Beach, CA, September 12th, 2016  The 800+ miles of California’s coast are world renowned and stretch from San Diego County all the way to Del Norte County. Over a dozen counties line the Golden Coast and are home to some of the most desirable and expensive oceanfront property in the world.Tens of thousands of home are located on or near this exclusive stretch of land and most are valued with multimillion dollar price tags. Even with the high cost of ownership, living directly on the coast or within a short walk.......[Read More] [All News]

School Demolition in Los Angeles Takes into Account the Potential Presence of Mold and Asbestos

LA Testing provides analytical services to help protect the public and workers from airborne exposure risks to hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 26th, 2016   Last month, the Los Angeles Daily News published a story about plans to demolish an elementary school after it has sat empty for decades. The school is comprised of five structures and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The fenced in buildings have been an eyesore for neighbors ever since it became vacant in the 1990s. The demolition project is expected to take a little over seven weeks due to the fact that the buildings are suspected of containing asbestos and.......[Read More] [All News]

San Jose Apartment Fire Displaces Dozens of Residents and Raises IAQ Concerns

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke residues, mold, asbestos, lead and other potential hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 22th, 2016   Last month, a fire in a 12-story apartment tower in San Jose displaced dozens of residents. The fire reportedly began in a faulty ceiling light in the ninth-floor elevator lobby. Although the flames were quickly extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system and the efforts of firefighters, water damage has been reported from the ninth floor all the way down to the basement.Water damage in a high-rise can impact large areas of a building as water seeks its way to the lowest.......[Read More] [All News]

California Parents Warned of Children's Water Bottle Recall Due to Lead Concerns

LA Testing offers analytical services to identify lead and other heavy metals in consumer products to protect the public and prevent costly product recalls.

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 19th, 2016   In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted information about a product recall of insulated water bottles marketed to children. Thousands of the 13.5 ounce water bottles were reportedly sold between July of 2015 and May of this year. The bottles were available from one of the nation’s oldest outdoor apparel and supply companies via their retail stores, catalogues and website.The reason for the recall, according to the CPSC news release, was due to solder at.......[Read More] [All News]

California Residents Warned of Sewage Contamination at Popular Beaches

LA Testing provides sewage and water testing services to identify microbial pathogens to help prevent outbreaks of recreational water illnesses (RWIs).

Huntington Beach, CA, August, 17th, 2016  In July, health authorities had to close sections of Long Beach and Seal Beach after a massive raw sewage spill miles away raised concerns that the water had been contaminated. Warning signs were posted and visitors were told by lifeguards that the beaches were closed for several days.According to Fox News, 2.4 million gallons of sewage covered streets and entered storm drains miles away after a sewage pipe collapsed. Although 750,000 gallons of the sewage was stopped, much of the rest.......[Read More] [All News]