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  • York County Company Settles Hazardous Waste Violations

    York County Company Settles Hazardous Waste Violations
    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...
  • Test of Chicago

    Test of Chicago
    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...
  • Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells -- in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.

    Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells --  in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.
    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...
  • Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot

    Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nuclear Peril

    Nuclear Peril
    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.
  • Are nanotech-based pesticides safe? A new report looks at the issues

     
    The arena of pesticides -– and the battle to fight bugs out in the world's farm fields -– is expanding to include an unexpected new tool: nanotechnology. That shift has scientists and researchers more than a bit concerned over what,......
  • EPA fines Kettleman City waste dump over PCB contamination

     
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday levied a $300,000 fine against a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community plagued by birth defects for failing to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs....
  • Bomb technicians sifting ashes of 'bomb factory' house in Escondido area

     
    The bomb/arson unit of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department is sifting the ashes of the "bomb factory" house outside Escondido to ensure that all explosive materials were destroyed in Thursday's controlled burn. The house, where massive quantities of...