California officials are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects.
The California Environmental Protection Agency announced new proposals to reform a decades-old public health law that helped inform consumers about chemicals used in consumer products.
Officials at the University of California, Davis say a junior researcher has been injured in a small explosion at an apartment on campus, and police have found chemicals inside the building.
San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. has committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing of its products by 2020 following a Greenpeace-organized protest at its headquarters Wednesday morning.
A campaign to discourage San Francisco nail salons from exposing customers and employees to the toxic chemicals common in many nail polishes and nail polish removers has started to yield some success, city officials said Wednesday.
The California Supreme Court said regulators may require pollution controls on future technologies that don’t exist.
Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for changes to state flammability standards for upholstered furniture in an effort to reduce the use of what he said are toxic flame retardants.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is selling a perfume called “Promise Me” to raise money for breast cancer research. The only problem, the perfume contains chemicals categorized as toxic. And now, one advocacy group is asking for the product to be taken out of stores.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of bills intended to protect children from harmful chemicals.
A new peer-reviewed study suggests how food packaging is a substantial source of exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA.