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Category Press Release
Publish Date 2/2/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Former Tenants Sue Apartment Rental Company in California for Alleged Mold Exposure
Introduction LA Testing offers laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and building inspection tools to help identify mold, water damage and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues.

Huntington Beach, CA, February 2, 2024

Last month, it was reported that over a dozen former tenants of an upscale apartment complex in Southern California had filed a lawsuit against the owners of the complex for alleged mold exposure. A number of the plaintiffs have claimed a variety of health issues due to the mold in their homes.

There have been numerous lawsuits against property owners and real estate management companies in California over the last several years related to mold and moisture issues. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for mold to begin to grow on most building materials and belongings once water damage takes place, or if there are elevated humidity levels.

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

“To prevent mold growth, landlords, property owners and tenants need to respond quickly when faced with water damage,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “Even an apartment or home in a humid location that sits empty for weeks with no air conditioning or ventilation could face mold issues. At LA Testing, we are dedicated to helping identify water damage, mold and a wide range of other indoor environmental quality concerns. We operate several California laboratories that provide testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools, air monitoring instruments and even personal protective equipment.”

To learn more about mold and indoor environmental quality testing, or other environmental, health and safety services, 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 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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