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Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/27/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title California Celebrity Claims Mold in Rental Property Sickened Family
Introduction LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to identify moisture issues, mold contamination and other indoor environmental quality exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, June 27, 2023

Last month, multiple media outlets published stories about Tori Spelling’s claim that a Los Angeles area home her family had been renting made her and her children sick. According to the actress, the family suffered from skin rashes, extreme fatigue, dizziness, fevers and respiratory infections. It was also reported that “extreme mold” was discovered in the home by a mold inspection company.

Mold is a known allergen, irritant and asthma trigger for many people. Some types of mold also produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins. There are even species of mold associated with water damaged buildings that can cause opportunistic infections in people with a weakened or suppressed immune system.

“The key to preventing indoor mold growth is to control humidity and to quickly deal with any moisture that enters a property through faulty plumbing, building envelop leaks or flooding events,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Otherwise mold can begin to grow in as short as 48 hours and a small issue can quickly turn into a major problem, exposing building occupants to unhealthy conditions.”

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing can be instrumental for locating mold and other exposure risks, especially if it is growing in areas that are out of sight. Testing is also crucial for assessing an indoor environment after cleanup and remediation of any mold and moisture has been completed to ensure the problem has been taken care of.

Dedicated to helping property owners, landlords and tenants identify water damage, mold and a wide range of IEQ concerns are the laboratory testing experts at LA Testing. Their California laboratories provide testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools and air monitoring instruments.

To learn more about mold or other indoor environmental quality testing services and resources, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to IEQ test kits, visit

About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor environmental quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro and San Diego.

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