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A customer at a salon has her nails done. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons Statewide

The Healthy Nail Salon Task Force created by Assemblymember David Chiu will work through the fall on nail salon issues with a goal of pursuing legislation during the 2016 session that begins in January.

08/20/2015

Chemicals inside a San Jose commercial building contributed to the fire. (5/19/15)

San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic Runoff

A hazardous materials crew is cleaning up a “chemical soup” at an automotive plating and metal work business in North San Jose where a four-alarm fire took place earlier Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.

05/19/2015

A medical marijuana patient smokes marijuana during a protest outside of the State of California building on July 18, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chemical Compound Blamed For Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations

A powerful and potentially harmful chemical compound has been found in synthetic marijuana tested in several states that saw a huge spike in the number of people hospitalized because of the drug last month.

05/08/2015

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Body Found At Abandoned East Palo Alto Refinery After Fire

A person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.

04/24/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

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Apple Bans Use Of 2 Chemicals In iPhone Assembly

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices.

08/13/2014

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Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To China

A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.’s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.

07/10/2014

Joseph Anton Loris. (Source: Santa Cruz Police)

Santa Cruz Transient Arrested For Chemical Attack At Social Security Office

A transient man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attack using a caustic chemical mixture at the U.S. Social Security Administration office in Santa Cruz last week, police said.

05/20/2014

Chemical-free couch cushions are now available in California. (CBS)

Chemical-Free Couch Cushions Now Available In California

Couch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.

04/22/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns Workers

Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.

02/21/2014

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