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Category Press Release
Publish Date 10/5/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month and Resources in California to Optimize the Built Environment
Introduction LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate exposure ricks to a wide range of airborne pollutants.

Huntington Beach, CA, October 5, 2023

National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month is recognized each October. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to indoor air quality (IAQ) as the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.


A comfortable temperature and relative humidity, good ventilation, and a lack of unpleasant odors comes to mind for many people when thinking about IAQ. Equally important is understanding and controlling the many airborne pollutants found indoors to help reduce the risk of potential health concerns.


EPA cautions that the health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or possibly years later. These health effects could include everything from irritation of the eyes, nose and throat; headaches, dizziness and fatigue; and respiratory diseases, heart disease and even cancer.


“Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors where the concentrations of some pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations according to the EPA,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Some of the more common IAQ pollutants include mold, pollen, particulate matter, animal dander, bacteria, viruses, radon, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, lead, asbestos, carbon monoxide and combustion gases, and tobacco and marijuana smoke to name a few.”


Dedicated to identifying IAQ pollutants are the building science, industrial hygiene and infection control professionals at LA Testing. With laboratories across California, LA Testing provides comprehensive air quality testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and air monitoring instruments. Last year, LA Testing sponsored an educational video about National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month that can still be seen at:


To learn more about IAQ testing services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments or building inspection tools, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to test kits, visit  


About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for food, consumer product, environmental and indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, bacteria, 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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