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An electronics recycler has abandoned glass from old TV sets and computer monitors at a warehouse in Yuma, Arizona. (CBS)

California’s E-Waste Ending Up In Toxic Mountain Of Junk In Arizona

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.

06/12/2014

San Francisco State University (SFSU)

SFSU Science Building To Remain Closed After Hazardous Materials Found

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.

01/23/2014

Various vials of lipstick on display. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Researchers Find Dangerous Metals In Lipsticks

A University of California, Berkeley study shows many popular lipsticks and lip glosses contain metals at concentrations high enough to pose potential health concerns.

05/02/2013

Baby food. (CBS)

East Bay Trial Begins Over Lead Warnings In Baby Food

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.

04/08/2013

Some of the Red Vines brand products containing black licorice included in the recall. (CDPH)

Union City Firm Expands Recall Of Black Licorice Candy

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.

09/07/2012

Red Vines Black Licorice. (CBS)

Lead Found In Licorice Made By Union City Firm

California health officials are warning consumers not to eat black licorice twist candies made by Red Vines because they contain too much lead.

08/22/2012

Pacific Rod & Gun Club

SF Faces $10 Million Toxic Waste Problem At Lake Merced Gun Club

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.

05/24/2012

(CBS)

New Tools Keep Kids Safe From Toxic Toys

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.

11/23/2011

Disneyland. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Accuses Disneyland Of Exposing Children To Lead

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.

10/18/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Signs Ban On BPA Bottles, Enforces Lead Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of bills intended to protect children from harmful chemicals.

10/04/2011

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