Customer Service

 Customer Survey

LABConnect™ - Online Results & More

IAQ Testing Services

Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/9/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Lung Cancer Awareness Month in California and Resources to Mitigate Exposure Risks to Airborne Carcinogens
Introduction LA Testing provides environmental and industrial hygiene laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of respiratory irritants, allergens, asthma triggers, and carcinogens.

Huntington Beach, CA, Novmeber 9, 2023

While the rate of new lung cancer cases and deaths is lower in California than many other states, lung cancer is still a major cause of cancer deaths. To raise awareness and educate the public about the many things that can be done to help prevent new cases of lung cancer, November is recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Cigarette smoking is considered the number one cause of lung cancer and California is fortunate to have one of the lowest smoking rates in the country. However, lung cancer can also be caused by breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to substances such as asbestos or radon at home or work, and having a family history of lung cancer.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that people who have never smoked, but are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or on the job, increase their risk of getting lung cancer by 20% to 30%,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Whether it’s secondhand smoke or concerns over potential exposure to radon, asbestos, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, ethylene oxide, diesel exhaust, or various forms of silica and chromium that could increase a person’s chances of developing lung cancer and other respiratory conditions, LA Testing is here to help. Our California laboratories offer environmental and industrial hygiene laboratory testing services along with sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, air monitoring instruments, and even personal protective equipment.”

Several years ago, LA Testing sponsored an educational video about Lung Cancer Awareness Month that can still be seen at: 

To learn more about this or other outdoor or indoor air quality (IAQ), occupational, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. To access test kits, visit


About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for 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.

Sorry, this function is disabled.