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California Apartment Complex Residents Voice Mold Concerns

LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to help identify contaminants, such as mold, in people’s homes.


Garden Grove, CA, July 12, 2013
Earlier this month, KTXL Fox 40 broadcast a report about health conditions and residents’ concerns over living conditions in their apartment complex in Marysville, California. Residents were interviewed and showed reporters broken air conditioners, insects, sewage backing up in bathtubs and mold growing through walls.
According to the report, two pregnant women living in the complex told reporters they had previously had miscarriages while living in the apartments. The news story also showed numerous young children living at the complex.
Anyone can be sensitive to exposure to mold in their homes, but this can be especially true for young children and the elderly. Allergic reactions to mold are common and can be immediate or delayed. Repeated or single exposure to mold, mold spores or mold fragments may result in non-sensitive individuals even becoming sensitive to mold.
In addition to causing allergies, mold is also a known asthma trigger. Some types of mold can even cause infections in susceptible individuals. Another concern is mycotoxins, which are a type of toxin produced by some types of mold.
“People should not be living in properties where they are exposed to high levels of mold,” reported Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility, a leading mold and indoor air quality testing laboratory. “At LA Testing, we provide test kits and analytical services to identify mold in indoor environments. These services can quickly identify properties with a mold problem,” he continued.
LA Testing recently sponsored an online video to help educate people about health issues related to breathing elevated levels of mold indoors. It can be seen at:
To learn more about testing for mold or other IAQ issues, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. 
About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies. LA Testing has laboratories throughout California to service commercial clients and government agencies as well as the general public.


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