After years of debate, California is finally updating its 1970s Federal Chemical Regulation in order to create new safety standards for flame retardant and toxic chemicals that are used on everyday products.
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.
After fire crews cleared a hazmat in Menlo Park, investigators are now looking into why someone in a parked pickup truck was using a chemical to refine gold.
Researchers suggested, though, that there were simple things that could reduce a woman’s exposure.
A new study says urban runoff is dumping heavy loads of mercury, PCBs and other toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay.