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  • 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...
  • Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities

    Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities
    Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results. The Bush...
  • Kettleman City asks: Why so many birth defects?

    Kettleman City asks: Why so many birth defects?
    When environmental activists began a survey of birth defects in this small migrant farming town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the results were alarming. Approximately 20 babies were born here during the 14 months beginning in September...
  • 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...
  • 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...