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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cleanup of 'bomb factory' nearly done

    Cleanup of 'bomb factory' nearly done
    Cleanup crews are expected to haul away the last of the ash and debris Wednesday from the charred Escondido property where bombs allegedly were made, county officials announced Tuesday.   The 16-foot-high wall constructed to protect a neighboring...
  • Bush's pardon roster: Sparing once more

     
    by Mark Silva It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Justice Department, with word that President Bush has offered clemency to several convicts, as presidents are wont to do near the ends of their terms. Yet, this......
  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

     
    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of...
  • State wins $19.5-million judgment from Shell over violations at gas stations

     
    State officials today announced a $19.5-million judgment over allegations that Shell gas stations violated California environmental laws. The judgment caps a three-year investigation into allegations that the company violated state rules in the...
  • Warning issued on excessive lead in toys

     
    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown issued a safety warning today, alleging that seven toys and children's products tested by the Center for Environmental Health this month contained leads levels far above the legal limit. According to the center’s...
  • Third white powder envelope found at UC Irvine

     
    A third envelope with white powder and the words "black death" — identical to the ones received by two UC Irvine professors Monday — was found on the campus this morning, university officials said. Just after 9 a.m., authorities were......
  • Bakersfield airport shut after hazardous material is found in checked bag

     
    No airplanes are landing or departing from Bakersfield's airport this morning as officials deal with an "ongoing security incident," according to the Federal Aviation Administration. As of 10 a.m, at least 15 fights had been delayed, including five...