Mold, Bed Bugs and Mice Complaints from Dorm Residents at a Top University in California
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor environmental quality concerns to help detect and eliminate exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 20th, 2019 KTVU recently broadcasted a report about complaints from students living in an aging dormitory at a top university in California. According to their reporting, students have expressed concerns about rodents, bed bugs, mold and other issues in a dorm that costs over $17,000 per year to reside in. Not only is it unpleasant to live with rodents, bed bugs and mold, their presence can create indoor environmental quality (IEQ) problems. Rodents can spread certain diseases and allergic reactions are.......[Read More]
Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered in Patients at California Health Care Facility
LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease from environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 11th, 2019 The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reported that Legionnaires’ disease was confirmed at a California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton. CHCF provides medical care and mental health treatment to inmates who have severe and long term needs. According to the CDCR, a patient from the CHCF recently passed away at an outside hospital and post-death analysis confirmed the presence of Legionella in the patient. In addition to the patient who tested positive in.......[Read More]
Lead and Asbestos Discovered at Proposed Bakersfield Police Academy
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead and asbestos exposure risks from environments samples and bulk materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 7th, 2019 Recently, KGET broadcasted a report about the discovery of lead and asbestos in floor tiles in a building being converted into a police academy in Bakersfield, California. According to the station, the former restaurant was undergoing demolition and remodeling when the hazardous materials were found. In response, the city is skipping the normal bidding process to hire a company to have the materials safely removed as quickly as possible. Anytime there is demolition or remodeling in an older.......[Read More]
LA Testing Now Accredited by CA-ELAP for PCB Analysis via US EPA SW 846 Method 8082 in Solids (i.e., Caulking, Paint Chips, Mastics, Concrete)
LA Testing is proud to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is now accredited by CA-ELAP for PCB Analysis.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 3rd, 2019 LA Testing is proud to announce that its Huntington Beach, California location has added polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Caulking (Solids) to its list of accreditations through the California State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA-ELAP). Along with the accreditation for NIOSH 5503 - PCBs in Air by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC), LA Testing’s Huntington Beach laboratory can now conduct the analysis of semi-volatile organic chemistry of.......[Read More]
Preschool Permanently Closed Following the Discovery of Water Damage and Mold Contamination
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, inspection tools, and mold and other indoor environmental test kits to identify exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 31st, 2019 In early March, a private preschool in California that served almost 100 students announced it was closing its doors for mold removal after recent heavy rains and the discovery of mold from indoor air quality (IAQ) samples according to The Press Democrat. A little over a week later, the paper published a report that the school is being closed permanently. The article stated that a representative from the company that owns the school reported that the level of water damage in the building would take.......[Read More]
A California University Is Temporarily Closed Due to Asbestos Discovery
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos hazards to protect workers and the public from exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 28th, 2019 In late March, it was announced that the student commons facility at a California university was temporarily closed. This step was taken as a precautionary measure following a construction-related incident involving asbestos. According to a notice posted to the university community, the building was closed to “evaluate the extent of a construction-related asbestos contamination incident that was confirmed Thursday evening. At the time, that included all spaces in the building, including office.......[Read More]
Former Camp Manager Files Claim of Alleged Negligence Involving Asbestos in California
LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 21st, 2019 Recently, The Daily Californian published an article about a former manager of wilderness camp operated by a city in Northern California that has filed a lawsuit against the municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. According to the article, the plaintiff claims negligence and a willful failure to warn against asbestos exposure and dangerous conditions of public property. The former camp manager alleges that when he brought concerns associated with asbestos in a cabin at the.......[Read More]
San Francisco Bay Area Implements New Demolition Rules to Prevent PCBs from Contaminating Waterways
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify polychlorinated biphenyls and other hazardous substances from building materials and environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2019 The production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United States was banned in 1979 due to environmental and human health concerns. Prior to then, it was used in some building materials, including caulks, mastics, adhesives and some forms of insulation to new a few of the PCB-containing materials that were once used in buildings. PCBs from these materials may become airborne or settle on surfaces as they degrade or as the materials are removed during renovation or demolition projects. Human.......[Read More]