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Hazardous Materials

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  • Residents dispose of 'e-waste'

    More than 1,000 Los Angeles County households on Saturday dropped off a combined 80,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste, including computer monitors, motor oil and buckets of paint, at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, officials said....
  • Sifting through organic choices

    Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar? The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. By...
  • State sues bounce house manufacturer

    A Burbank manufacturer of inflatable bounce houses is being sued by the state for allowing too much lead in its products. Last month the California Attorney General's Office went after 11 manufacturers of the popular inflatable structures, saying the...
  • Don't let the bedbugs bite

    Don't let the bedbugs bite
    Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune. On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
  • Not All Cleansers are Equal

    Not All Cleansers are Equal
    From bleach to grease-busters to deodorizers, there are plenty of chemical cleaners out there to tackle your dirtiest, grimiest, bacteria-laden situations. But there's a problem: Many of those cleaning products contribute to indoor air pollution. It's...
  • A growing environment

    A growing environment
    Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well. Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
  • Get rid of it the green way

    Now is the time of year when many of us finally get around to tackling our biggest cleaning and organizing projects around the house. That might include cleaning out cramped closets, boxing up clothes and getting to that cluttered garage. Instead of...
  • Hundreds Of Gallons Of Heating Oil Spills Into The Bronx River

    Hundreds Of Gallons Of Heating Oil Spills Into The Bronx River
    Police and hazardous materials crews converged met in the New York suburbs Wednesday to fix a massive oil leak emptying into the Bronx river. A spokeswoman from the Westchester County Health Department reportedly estimated that "hundreds of gallons" of...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of June 15. Volleyball team honored The Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball team and coach were presented with a proclamation in honor of their triple championship season, with a 25-8...
  • Report targets 20 possible cancer causes

    The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation. The group published a report with the backing of international experts who said the 20...
  • More on the 20 possible causes

    The American Cancer Society, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of...