Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

However, the momentary closure or decreased operation of business in California also meant that their work environments may have been breeding other health hazards besides COVID-19. For example, running water has stopped flowing in the building, allowing different kinds of bacteria to grow in the pipes and pose health risks for the returning occupants. Aside from COVID-19 testing, surface testing methods should also be considered an essential back-to-work protocol, and should be performed in your facility to see if other bio-hazards like mold and “Legionella pneumophilia” (the microbes responsible for Legionnaire’s Disease) are present.

What makes mold a health hazard?

Mold is a fungus that lives on moisture, and breeds through light spores that drift through the air. People are actually exposed to mold every day, although they are normally harmless in small quantities.

However, these microbes can contaminate building materials (fabrics, carpets, the drywall, the insulation, wallpapers, and ceiling tiles) that are dampened from condensation or leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs. Individuals with weakened immune systems, mold allergy, or asthma and other respiratory ailments should stay away from properties infested with mold to prevent irritation.

What makes Legionnaire’s Disease a threat?

While the symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease can easily be confused for that of COVID-19, the coronavirus spreads from person to person. Legionnaires’ infects people via contaminated airborne water droplets from water fountains, hot tubs, spa pools, air-conditioning systems, cooling towers, faucets, and showerheads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following Individuals are more susceptible to Legionnaire’s Disease, and may experience an upper respiratory infection known as Pontiac Fever:

· People with liver failure, kidney failure, or diabetes

· People who are suffering from cancer

· People with compromised immune systems or those who intake drugs that impair the immune system (such as
  chemotherapy or a transplant operation)

· People with emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

· People who used to smoke, or still smoke

· People 50 years old and above

Why is surface testing for COVID-19 and other bio-hazards necessary?

Your place of business will accumulate all forms of bacteria, especially from common areas where employees and visitors meet. To determine if harmful microbes are present on contact surfaces, and to establish a baseline of the current state of your environment, surface testing for COVID-19 or other health hazards must be performed after each work shift.

How can the work environment be considered disinfected? For over 25 years, Delta Environmental Laboratories has been providing various surface testing methods for businesses in California, including water testing, mold testing and other environmental testing services.

The tests we provide will guarantee the following:

· Confirmation that your present cleaning and decontamination techniques are efficiently implemented
  and are working.

· If any contaminant is detected on the surface or in the provided water sample, we will recommend additional
  measures like decontamination and individual testing.

· Our licensed and trained laboratory personnel are committed to providing superior customer service.

· Procedures can be performed on-site, or at our facility in Benicia, CA.

Our team at Delta Environmental Laboratories is here to cater to your testing needs, especially during this pandemic, no matter what the sample source or substrate form is. If your enterprise in California needs assistance in sampling, environmental surfaces testing, or other related inquiries, contact our friendly service staff today for a brief consultation.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Please contact us for more details or call at 1-800-747-6082

Contact Us

Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

However, the momentary closure or decreased operation of business in California also meant that their work environments may have been breeding other health hazards besides COVID-19. For example, running water has stopped flowing in the building, allowing different kinds of bacteria to grow in the pipes and pose health risks for the returning occupants. Aside from COVID-19 testing, surface testing methods should also be considered an essential back-to-work protocol, and should be performed in your facility to see if other bio-hazards like mold and “Legionella pneumophilia” (the microbes responsible for Legionnaire’s Disease) are present.

What makes mold a health hazard?

Mold is a fungus that lives on moisture, and breeds through light spores that drift through the air. People are actually exposed to mold every day, although they are normally harmless in small quantities.

However, these microbes can contaminate building materials (fabrics, carpets, the drywall, the insulation, wallpapers, and ceiling tiles) that are dampened from condensation or leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs. Individuals with weakened immune systems, mold allergy, or asthma and other respiratory ailments should stay away from properties infested with mold to prevent irritation.

What makes Legionnaire’s Disease a threat?

While the symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease can easily be confused for that of COVID-19, the coronavirus spreads from person to person. Legionnaires’ infects people via contaminated airborne water droplets from water fountains, hot tubs, spa pools, air-conditioning systems, cooling towers, faucets, and showerheads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following Individuals are more susceptible to Legionnaire’s Disease, and may experience an upper respiratory infection known as Pontiac Fever:

· People with liver failure, kidney failure, or diabetes

· People who are suffering from cancer

· People with compromised immune systems or those who intake drugs that impair the immune system (such as
  chemotherapy or a transplant operation)

· People with emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

· People who used to smoke, or still smoke

· People 50 years old and above

Why is surface testing for COVID-19 and other bio-hazards necessary?

Your place of business will accumulate all forms of bacteria, especially from common areas where employees and visitors meet. To determine if harmful microbes are present on contact surfaces, and to establish a baseline of the current state of your environment, surface testing for COVID-19 or other health hazards must be performed after each work shift.

How can the work environment be considered disinfected? For over 25 years, Delta Environmental Laboratories has been providing various surface testing methods for businesses in California, including water testing, mold testing and other environmental testing services.

The tests we provide will guarantee the following:

· Confirmation that your present cleaning and decontamination techniques are efficiently implemented
  and are working.

· If any contaminant is detected on the surface or in the provided water sample, we will recommend additional
  measures like decontamination and individual testing.

· Our licensed and trained laboratory personnel are committed to providing superior customer service.

· Procedures can be performed on-site, or at our facility in Benicia, CA.

Our team at Delta Environmental Laboratories is here to cater to your testing needs, especially during this pandemic, no matter what the sample source or substrate form is. If your enterprise in California needs assistance in sampling, environmental surfaces testing, or other related inquiries, contact our friendly service staff today for a brief consultation.

Please contact us for more details or call at 1-800-747-6082

Contact Us

Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

However, the momentary closure or decreased operation of business in California also meant that their work environments may have been breeding other health hazards besides COVID-19. For example, running water has stopped flowing in the building, allowing different kinds of bacteria to grow in the pipes and pose health risks for the returning occupants. Aside from COVID-19 testing, surface testing methods should also be considered an essential back-to-work protocol, and should be performed in your facility to see if other bio-hazards like mold and “Legionella pneumophilia” (the microbes responsible for Legionnaire’s Disease) are present.

What makes mold a health hazard?

Mold is a fungus that lives on moisture, and breeds through light spores that drift through the air. People are actually exposed to mold every day, although they are normally harmless in small quantities.

However, these microbes can contaminate building materials (fabrics, carpets, the drywall, the insulation, wallpapers, and ceiling tiles) that are dampened from condensation or leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs. Individuals with weakened immune systems, mold allergy, or asthma and other respiratory ailments should stay away from properties infested with mold to prevent irritation.

What makes Legionnaire’s Disease a threat?

While the symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease can easily be confused for that of COVID-19, the coronavirus spreads from person to person. Legionnaires’ infects people via contaminated airborne water droplets from water fountains, hot tubs, spa pools, air-conditioning systems, cooling towers, faucets, and showerheads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following Individuals are more susceptible to Legionnaire’s Disease, and may experience an upper respiratory infection known as Pontiac Fever:

· People with liver failure, kidney failure, or diabetes

· People who are suffering from cancer

· People with compromised immune systems or those who
  intake drugs that impair the immune system (such as
  chemotherapy or a transplant operation)

· People with emphysema or chronic obstructive
  pulmonary disease

· People who used to smoke, or still smoke

· People 50 years old and above

Why is surface testing for COVID-19 and other bio-hazards necessary?

Your place of business will accumulate all forms of bacteria, especially from common areas where employees and visitors meet. To determine if harmful microbes are present on contact surfaces, and to establish a baseline of the current state of your environment, surface testing for COVID-19 or other health hazards must be performed after each work shift.

How can the work environment be considered disinfected? For over 25 years, Delta Environmental Laboratories has been providing various surface testing methods for businesses in California, including water testing, mold testing and other environmental testing services.

The tests we provide will guarantee the following:

· Confirmation that your present cleaning and
  decontamination techniques are efficiently implemented
  and are working.

· If any contaminant is detected on the surface or in the
  provided water sample, we will recommend additional
  measures like decontamination and individual testing.

· Our licensed and trained laboratory personnel are
  committed to providing superior customer service.

· Procedures can be performed on-site, or at our facility in
  Benicia, CA.

Our team at Delta Environmental Laboratories is here to cater to your testing needs, especially during this pandemic, no matter what the sample source or substrate form is. If your enterprise in California needs assistance in sampling, environmental surfaces testing, or other related inquiries, contact our friendly service staff today for a brief consultation.

Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

However, the momentary closure or decreased operation of business in California also meant that their work environments may have been breeding other health hazards besides COVID-19. For example, running water has stopped flowing in the building, allowing different kinds of bacteria to grow in the pipes and pose health risks for the returning occupants. Aside from COVID-19 testing, surface testing methods should also be considered an essential back-to-work protocol, and should be performed in your facility to see if other bio-hazards like mold and “Legionella pneumophilia” (the microbes responsible for Legionnaire’s Disease) are present.

What makes mold a health hazard?

Mold is a fungus that lives on moisture, and breeds through light spores that drift through the air. People are actually exposed to mold every day, although they are normally harmless in small quantities.

However, these microbes can contaminate building materials (fabrics, carpets, the drywall, the insulation, wallpapers, and ceiling tiles) that are dampened from condensation or leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs. Individuals with weakened immune systems, mold allergy, or asthma and other respiratory ailments should stay away from properties infested with mold to prevent irritation.

What makes Legionnaire’s Disease a threat?

While the symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease can easily be confused for that of COVID-19, the coronavirus spreads from person to person. Legionnaires’ infects people via contaminated airborne water droplets from water fountains, hot tubs, spa pools, air-conditioning systems, cooling towers, faucets, and showerheads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following Individuals are more susceptible to Legionnaire’s Disease, and may experience an upper respiratory infection known as Pontiac Fever:

· People with liver failure, kidney failure, or diabetes

· People who are suffering from cancer

· People with compromised immune systems or those
  who intake drugs that impair the immune system
  (such as chemotherapy or a transplant operation)

· People with emphysema or chronic obstructive
  pulmonary disease

· People who used to smoke, or still smoke

· People 50 years old and above

Why is surface testing for COVID-19 and other bio-hazards necessary?

Your place of business will accumulate all forms of bacteria, especially from common areas where employees and visitors meet. To determine if harmful microbes are present on contact surfaces, and to establish a baseline of the current state of your environment, surface testing for COVID-19 or other health hazards must be performed after each work shift.

How can the work environment be considered disinfected? For over 25 years, Delta Environmental Laboratories has been providing various surface testing methods for businesses in California, including water testing, mold testing and other environmental testing services.

The tests we provide will guarantee the following:

· Confirmation that your present cleaning and
  decontamination techniques are efficiently
  implemented and are working.

· If any contaminant is detected on the surface or in the
  provided water sample, we will recommend additional
  measures like decontamination and individual testing.

· Our licensed and trained laboratory personnel are
  committed to providing superior customer service.

· Procedures can be performed on-site, or at our facility
  in Benicia, CA.

Our team at Delta Environmental Laboratories is here to cater to your testing needs, especially during this pandemic, no matter what the sample source or substrate form is. If your enterprise in California needs assistance in sampling, environmental surfaces testing, or other related inquiries, contact our friendly service staff today for a brief consultation.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

Please contact us for more details or call at 1-800-747-6082

Contact Us

Protect your California workplace from COVID-19 and other health hazards with Surface Testing

 
According to the Local Economic Impact Report by Yelp, 163,735 companies in the U.S. temporarily shut down operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and 60% of these firms permanently closed their doors. Many enterprises have re-opened since, and employers were heavily focused on implementing back-to-work measures to keep employees safe from the direct impacts of COVID-19.

However, the momentary closure or decreased operation of business in California also meant that their work environments may have been breeding other health hazards besides COVID-19. For example, running water has stopped flowing in the building, allowing different kinds of bacteria to grow in the pipes and pose health risks for the returning occupants. Aside from COVID-19 testing, surface testing methods should also be considered an essential back-to-work protocol, and should be performed in your facility to see if other bio-hazards like mold and “Legionella pneumophilia” (the microbes responsible for Legionnaire’s Disease) are present.

What makes mold a health hazard?

Mold is a fungus that lives on moisture, and breeds through light spores that drift through the air. People are actually exposed to mold every day, although they are normally harmless in small quantities.

However, these microbes can contaminate building materials (fabrics, carpets, the drywall, the insulation, wallpapers, and ceiling tiles) that are dampened from condensation or leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs. Individuals with weakened immune systems, mold allergy, or asthma and other respiratory ailments should stay away from properties infested with mold to prevent irritation.

What makes Legionnaire’s Disease a threat?

While the symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease can easily be confused for that of COVID-19, the coronavirus spreads from person to person. Legionnaires’ infects people via contaminated airborne water droplets from water fountains, hot tubs, spa pools, air-conditioning systems, cooling towers, faucets, and showerheads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following Individuals are more susceptible to Legionnaire’s Disease, and may experience an upper respiratory infection known as Pontiac Fever:

· People with liver failure, kidney failure, or diabetes

· People who are suffering from cancer

· People with compromised immune systems or those who intake drugs that impair the immune system (such as chemotherapy or a transplant operation)

· People with emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

· People who used to smoke, or still smoke

· People 50 years old and above

Why is surface testing for COVID-19 and other bio-hazards necessary?

Your place of business will accumulate all forms of bacteria, especially from common areas where employees and visitors meet. To determine if harmful microbes are present on contact surfaces, and to establish a baseline of the current state of your environment, surface testing for COVID-19 or other health hazards must be performed after each work shift.

How can the work environment be considered disinfected? For over 25 years, Delta Environmental Laboratories has been providing various surface testing methods for businesses in California, including water testing, mold testing and other environmental testing services.

The tests we provide will guarantee the following:

· Confirmation that your present cleaning and decontamination techniques are efficiently implemented and are working.

· If any contaminant is detected on the surface or in the provided water sample, we will recommend additional measures like decontamination and individual testing.

· Our licensed and trained laboratory personnel are committed to providing superior customer service.

· Procedures can be performed on-site, or at our facility in Benicia, CA.

Our team at Delta Environmental Laboratories is here to cater to your testing needs, especially during this pandemic, no matter what the sample source or substrate form is. If your enterprise in California needs assistance in sampling, environmental surfaces testing, or other related inquiries, contact our friendly service staff today for a brief consultation.

Please contact us for more details or call at 1-800-747-6082

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