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California Hospitals with High Infections Rate to Come Under Greater State Scrutiny
California Hospitals with High Infections Rate to Come Under Greater State Scrutiny
3/28/2017 9:25:38 AM
Early this month, the  Los Angeles Times  published an article detailing an announcement from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The agency is reportedly going to begin to prioritize inspections at hospitals with high rates of patient infections.
Understanding Asthma Triggers and What is in the Air You Breathe
Understanding Asthma Triggers and What is in the Air You Breathe
3/28/2017 9:19:48 AM
According to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.8% of people in the United States have asthma. That equates to over 24 million people with the chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways.
Undeclared Food Allergen Results in San Diego Area Company Issuing Nationwide Recall
Undeclared Food Allergen Results in San Diego Area Company Issuing Nationwide Recall
3/23/2017 12:22:17 PM
In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in Southern California.  The recall was launched after it was discovered that a milk-containing product was used during the packaging.  As a result, the candies may contain undeclared milk protein which could put people with allergies to this …
Protecting California Workers from Exposure to Wood Dust and Other Airborne Hazards
Protecting California Workers from Exposure to Wood Dust and Other Airborne Hazards
3/20/2017 9:50:03 AM
Back in 2009, wood dust was added to California’s Proposition 65 list as a substance known to cause cancer. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.  There are tens of thousands of workers across the state that may be …
Lead Tests at a University in California Have Students and Faculty Concerned
Lead Tests at a University in California Have Students and Faculty Concerned
3/15/2017 10:24:57 AM
Recently, students and faculty at a university in the state of California discovered that a large number of drinking water sources on campus had been shut off and that bottled water was being provided at multiple campus locations.
EPA Cleanup Underway After Asbestos from Old Mill Causes Contamination in Homes
EPA Cleanup Underway After Asbestos from Old Mill Causes Contamination in Homes
3/6/2017 4:34:55 PM
In February, homes located around a former asbestos plant in Charlotte, North Carolina were recently tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for asbestos exposure.
EMLab P&K Receives Accreditation from New York State for Legionella Water Testing
EMLab P&K Receives Accreditation from New York State for Legionella Water Testing
3/6/2017 3:19:07 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces that its New Jersey laboratory is accredited by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) and is certified for Legionella water testing (NY Lab ID # 12049).
Understanding Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Health
Understanding Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Health
2/28/2017 9:59:18 AM
The average person breathes about seven to eight liters of air per minute, so the quality of the air they are exposed to can have a significant impact on their health and well-being.
Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns
Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns
2/27/2017 8:22:00 AM
In January, CNN published a report about plans in Flint, Michigan to help improve the lives of thousands of residents impacted by the city’s water issues with lead contamination.

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