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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

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Livermore Lab’s Snakeskin-Like Suit Protects Against Chemical, Biological Attacks

Scientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.

01/28/2013

The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland claims these baby products have high levels of a flame retardant called Tris, which can cause cancer. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Oakland Group Finds Banned Flame Retardant In Baby Products

A cancer-causing chemical banned more than three decades ago is turning up in baby products found nationwide.

12/06/2012

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Fremont Poison Gas Suicide Prompts Hazmat Response

Fremont police and fire department were called to a hazmat scene near two hospitals after a woman apparently released chemicals inside a car in an apparent suicide.

05/30/2012

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Thousands Of Gallons Of Chemicals Spill At St. Helena Plant

The leak was reported at a water treatment in St. Helena on Saturday afternoon.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

Emergency crews at San Francisco State University Thursday night after a police officer collapsed while testing a suspicious substance. (CBS)

Five Officers At SFSU Suffer Minor Injuries In Chemical Reaction

San Francisco Police and fire crews responded to San Francisco State University where several officers were exposed to a harmful substance.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2010

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