| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:45 PM
A York County company settles hazardous waste violations with the EPA. Bimax, Inc., will pay $36,455 to settle alleged violations at its chemical manufacturing facility at 158 Industrial Road, in Glen Rock. Bimax, founded in 1987, develops and markets...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 7:06 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 6:56 PM
Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found.
Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:17 PM
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...
| May 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
| Jun 22, 2011
Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:23 PM
When you start searching for information about disposing of hazardous materials, you quickly understand why it’s best to not create hazardous waste in the first place. Some tips include: Consider carefully what you buy. If there is an effective,...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Western Environmental Inc., which operates a waste facility on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reservation near Mecca, did not meet California hazardous waste standards “in a number of significant areas,’’ according to a state...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, wiping out its backup power supply. The release of radioactive material into the air, land and sea became one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The arena of pesticides -â and the battle to fight bugs out in the world's farm fields -â is expanding to include an unexpected new tool: nanotechnology. That shift has scientists and researchers more than a bit concerned over what,......