Environmental Compliance in Los Angeles
Is your building environmentally compliant? Buildings in Los Angeles face a number of environmental issues ranging from higher-than-average usage of asbestos in pre-1980s structures to air quality issues caused by over populated work spaces, ageing mechanical systems and pollution sources.
A-Tech Consulting, Inc. worked with a wide range of businesses in Los Angeles to make sure they’re compliant with all environmental standards and regulations, and to remove health threats such as mold, lead and asbestos from their working environments.
Air Quality Concerns in Los Angeles
According to the 2014 State of the Air Report, approximately 60% of all Americans live in areas where the air pollution is a potential threat to their health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Los Angeles ranks fourth in the report, which documents the United States’ worst cities for overall environmental pollution. When it comes to air pollution alone, the Los Angeles area has the worst smog in the USA, as reported by the Lung Association.
Over the years, A-Tech has worked with many businesses in Los Angeles to reduce and abate the effects of air pollution. Our work includes testing for toxic VOCs allergens and other airborne hazards such as external and internal pollution sources.
If you’re concerned about the air pollution and its potentially serious effects on the air quality within your office or residence, our Los Angeles environmental consultant specialized in indoor air quality testing service can help you make your living space or workplace a healthier, safer place to be.
The Risks of Asbestos in Los Angeles
Los Angeles faces a significant asbestos risk because of several factors. The biggest of these is the period during which its building and housing was built – most of the homes and buildings in Los Angeles were built from the 1940s until the 1980s, when asbestos was widely used.
Although asbestos was phased out for sale as a building material in the late 1970s, the numerous construction companies throughout the United States that had stock of asbestos were permitted to continue using it in new buildings. Even today products with less than 3% asbestos or “mineral fibers” are still permissible for use in the United States.
This means that Los Angeles homes and buildings, particularly those built in the years between 1930 and the early-to-mid 1980s, might contain asbestos, which is the direct cause of a wide range of serious respiratory conditions and cancers.
If you’re concerned that your Los Angeles home or business could contain asbestos, A-Tech is here to help. Our asbestos inspection and removal service can identify asbestos within a home and monitor removal activity, giving you a safer, healthier living or working environment.
Lead Paint Usage and Hazards in Los Angeles
The residential and commercial building boom in Los Angeles during the mid-to-late 20th century means that many of the areas houses and buildings were painted using paints that we now know contain dangerous lead levels that can create extensive adverse health effects.
When lead based paint is damaged it creates dust that can cause hazardous lead to enter your business or home’s indoor air, creating a potentially serious health risk that can affect your family or, if you’re the owner of a commercial building, its occupants.
If you’re concerned about the usage of lead paint in your Los Angeles home or business, A-Tech is here to help you. Our lead services include lead paint sampling to determine if you are at risk and tailored lead management services to maintain or mitigate hazardous lead in your work and living environments.