Toxic chemicals

Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids' Sunscreens - What To Look ForI must have looked like That Mom. You know the one in the store aisle, face buried in her iPhone while the 6-month old chews a teether in the stroller and the dog-child rests in the basket underneath. Except in my case, rather than “liking” a photo or working my way to the next level of Candy Crush, I was caught in a moment of #NewsMom stress, furiously cross checking the ingredients on the backs of baby sunscreen bottles.
ConsumerWatch: California Updates Flame Retardant Rules Over Toxic FearsAfter 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.
ConsumerWatch: Gov. Brown Says Flame Retardants Toxic, Seeks New StandardsGov. 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.
Chemical Smell Prompts Menlo Park Hazmat ResponseAfter 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.
UCSF Report Says Banned Chemicals Showing Up In Pregnant WomenResearchers suggested, though, that there were simple things that could reduce a woman's exposure.
Storm Runoff Dumping Toxics Into San Francisco BayA new study says urban runoff is dumping heavy loads of mercury, PCBs and other toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay.
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