California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.
An environmental group has issued a warning about kids’ Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat bags found with what the group claims are elevated levels of toxic chemicals.
A puppy out on a walk in Mill Valley became one of the latest victim of an increasing trend: pets poisoned after ingesting marijuana.
Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo wants to know more about the federal government’s cleanup of Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.
California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.
Toxic waste clean-up in Silicon Valley is creating additional environmental hazards in other parts of the U.S., according to a new report.
Bear repellent was to blame for the evacuation of a hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf and the hospitalization of three people on Monday, San Francisco police and fire officials said Tuesday.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.
Many parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.
State toxic substances regulators have fined a large hazardous waste dump in Central California more than $300,000 for failing to report 72 small spills over a four-year period.