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(AP)

Santa Clara Passes E-Waste Restriction Bill

Santa Clara County supervisors have passed a bill that aims to stop electronic waste such as computers from being shipped overseas for recycling.

06/25/2011

Tableware tested for lead contamination (CBS)

ConsumerWatch Test Reveals High Levels Of Lead In Tableware

Eating off ceramic cultural tableware could be toxic, according to several environmental groups.

KPIX 5–05/26/2011

Reusable Grocery Bags (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Study Finds High Lead Levels In Some Reusable Bags

In an effort to go green, many consumers are now turning to reusable bags. But according to a new study, some large retailers are carrying reusable bags that contain dangerous levels of lead.

KPIX 5–01/24/2011

Reusable Grocery Bags (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Reusable Grocery Bags Raise Health Concern

A recent advertisement that may have some consumers worried: A reusable grocery bag wrapped in police tape along with a warning that reusable bags can contain lead and harbor bacteria.

KPIX 5–12/22/2010

Click Armband Bracelets recalled by Fun Stuff Inc. in September (AP)

Tests Show Lead In Walmart, Target Products

Recent tests from an Oakland-based consumer group have revealed high levels of lead in children’s products sold at Walmart and Target stores.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/13/2010

Calif Health Officials Issue Candy Warning

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ California health officials are warning consumers to avoid an imported grape candy because it contains high lead levels.

08/27/2010

CA Reaches Settlement Over Artificial Turf

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) Some California playgrounds and stadiums will be a lot safer after the state of California reached a settlement with two artificial turf companies that will eliminate dangerous amounts of lead in their […]

07/17/2010

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