California has the strictest e-waste laws in the nation, but a KPIX5 investigation discovered the strict laws have led to dumping our electronic junk in someone else’s back yard, causing serious damage.
University officials are scrambling to relocate classes normally held in the school’s Science Building, which has been shut down because of concerns over asbestos, mercury and lead found there.
A University of California, Berkeley study shows many popular lipsticks and lip glosses contain metals at concentrations high enough to pose potential health concerns.
A lawsuit filed by an environmental group against the nation’s largest baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to alert consumers that some products contain low amounts of lead.
A recall of popular black licorice candies made by a Bay Area firm has been expanded over the same lead contamination fears that led to the earlier recall.
California health officials are warning consumers not to eat black licorice twist candies made by Red Vines because they contain too much lead.
Cleaning up 60 years of lead bullets and clay ducks from the shooting range on the shore of Lake Merced could cost San Francisco taxpayers as much as $10 million, city officials said.
The 2007 holiday season was one of frightened parents, and a lot of disappointed children. Millions of the hottest toys of the year were pulled from shelves because of high lead levels.
A nonprofit group that has filed dozens of environmental suits against major companies has accused Disneyland of exposing children to lead at some of the theme park’s most popular attractions.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of bills intended to protect children from harmful chemicals.