Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons StatewideThe 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.
San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic RunoffA 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.
Chemical Compound Blamed For Spike In Synthetic Marijuana HospitalizationsA 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.
Body Found At Abandoned East Palo Alto Refinery After FireA person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.
Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest OtherwiseA new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
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.
Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To ChinaA 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.
Santa Cruz Transient Arrested For Chemical Attack At Social Security OfficeA 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.
Chemical-Free Couch Cushions Now Available In CaliforniaCouch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.
Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns WorkersFederal 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.
Livermore Lab's Snakeskin-Like Suit Protects Against Chemical, Biological AttacksScientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.
ConsumerWatch: Oakland Group Finds Banned Flame Retardant In Baby ProductsA cancer-causing chemical banned more than three decades ago is turning up in baby products found nationwide.