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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/3/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Cal OES Urges Residents to Stay Safe from Indoor Air Pollution this Winter
Introduction LA Testing provides air testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify and mitigate exposure risks to a wide range of chemical and microbial pollutants.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 3, 2024

Last month, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encouraged Californians to minimize the risk of indoor air pollution during the winter season when people tend spend more time indoors.

According to Cal OES:

Californians may be familiar with days of poor or dangerous outdoor air quality that happen during wildfire season. But did you know that, especially during winter months, you should take steps to promote good indoor air quality too?  

Indoor air quality (IAQ) tips provide by the agency include:

  • Check the batteries on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure they are in working condition.
  • Never use a generator inside. Fumes from a generator can be harmful for people and pets. Generators should be kept 20 feet away from a home, downwind from open doors, windows and vents.
  • When weather allows, open windows and doors to allow air-flow. Allowing fresh air in will help ventilate a home and give pollutants a chance to air out.
  • Check air filters regularly. Make sure the filters are clean and the correct size for the unit they are used in. Replace them as needed so air-flow is not restricted.
  • Before using a fireplace, make sure to inspect the chimney and flue. If used improperly, hazardous air may be brought into a home instead of out.

“The quality of the air we breathe indoors has a direct impact on our health and well-being,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “At LA Testing, our California laboratories are dedicated to providing the resources to test and monitor IAQ conditions. We provide testing for combustion gases, radon, particulate matter, chemicals, microbial contaminants and other airborne pollutants. LA Testing also offers sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and air monitoring instruments.”

To learn more about air quality testing services, supplies and tools, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to indoor environmental quality 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.

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