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Hazardous Materials

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  • Hoarding: When stuff really piles up

    Hoarding: When stuff really piles up
    When an elderly Chicago couple were found buried alive in their debris-filled home recently, their plight became a public example of a poignant situation that faces millions of people: the inability to sort through and discard possessions, some of them...
  • Cities work on communication

    Cities work on communication
    Burbank and Glendale officials on Wednesday participated in a countywide demonstration of how regional agencies would communicate after the detonation of an improvised nuclear device. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security worked with the local...
  • Industrial chemical OSR#1 used as autism treatment

    Industrial chemical OSR#1 used as autism treatment
    An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments. The supplement, called OSR#1, is described on the...
  • Victims of electrosensitivity syndrome say EMFs cause symptoms

    Victims of electrosensitivity syndrome say EMFs cause symptoms
    The explosive spread of electromagnetic fields across the world has undeniably spawned at least one disorder: electrosensitivity syndrome. Millions of people -- most of them in Europe -- say they suffer headaches, depression, nausea, rashes and other...
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  • 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...
  • Authorities secure chemical spill in Bridgeport

    Hazardous material crews this afternoon have secured a chemical spill in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, authorities said. It remained unclear exactly what chemical was spilled in the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, just south of the Stevenson...
  • How do cell phones affect young brains?

    How do cell phones affect young brains?
    Cell phone safety warnings are generally designed for a large man with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day. The average toddler's head, however, weighs about half as much and is far more susceptible to the microwave radiation the phone...
  • Cell phones and kids: How to limit exposure

    Cell phones and kids: How to limit exposure
    If you're worried about your child's developing brain being affected by cell phones, try these tips to limit exposure: Don't let toddlers or young children use cell phones. Teenagers should limit use to head sets or texting to keep the antenna away...
  • Synthetic playing fields: Experts to discuss safety

    Synthetic playing fields: Experts to discuss safety
    The safety of artificial turf will be discussed by a panel of pediatric, environmental health and law experts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center in Chicago. Artificial turf is often used as an alternative to natural grass, which can...
  • OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?

    OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?
    An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments. Called OSR#1, the supplement is described on its...