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Hundreds Evacuated From Building, 8 Hospitalized For Reactions To Chemical

Authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from a Pomona office building and taken eight to the hospital after a chemical made people cough and their eyes water.

04/29/2014

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Group Warns Almost 500 Food Products Contain Chemical Found In Yoga Mats

A consumer advocacy group warns that almost 500 food items on the market have a chemical called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is used to make yoga mats.

02/27/2014

Residents living near this Dow Chemical Company plant in Torrance and other local facilities had the chance to sound off Friday. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds Hear Concerns From Angelenos Over Chemical Facility Risks

Concerned citizens and community groups were given the opportunity Friday to sound off about potential public health hazards linked to chemical storage facilities across the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2014

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4-Alarm Chemical Fire Damages Santa Ana Business

Firefighters Wednesday extinguished a four-alarm chemical fire at a warehouse in Orange County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2013

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Judge Orders Calif. To Set Standard For Chromium-6

A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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Inland Empire Residents Link Deaths To Tainted Soil

Residents of a neighborhood in Riverside County say a dangerous cocktail of contaminants is buried underneath their homes.

02/04/2013

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Ducking Safety Standards? 36,000 Rubber Ducks Seized At SoCal Ports

Port officials have seized nearly $18,000-worth of rubber ducks that contain levels of a chemical that may not be safe for children.

12/07/2012

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Study Finds That Coffee Can Raise Cholesterol Levels

A study has found that coffee, one of the nation’s favorite caffeinated beverages, can be unhealthy.

08/16/2012

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Students Evacuated After Chemical Scare At East Valley High School

Fire officials say a science experiment “gone awry” prompted the evacuation at East Valley High School in North Hollywood.

06/11/2012

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Report: Toxins Found In Calif. Nail Salons Linked To Birth Defects

Dozens of nail polishes marketed in California salons as toxic-free may have high levels of agents known to cause birth defects, state chemical regulators said Tuesday.

04/10/2012

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Executive Offices At Universal Studios Evacuated Over ‘Chlorine’ Smell; No Injuries

Hundreds of people were evacuated Wednesday after a chemical leak was detected in an office building located at the Universal Studios complex.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2012

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Feds Investigate Safety Of ‘Brazilian Blowout’ Treatments

Federal safety regulators say a popular hair smoothing treatment called Brazilian Blowout can release unsafe levels of the chemical formaldehyde, posing a risk to hair salon workers and their customers.

04/12/2011

Worried Californians Purchase Gas Masks, Chemical Suits

The owner of a military supply company in Maine says he’s been inundated with orders from people in California buying gas masks and chemical suits.

03/18/2011

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Senators Boxer, Feinstein Call For Ban On Tap Water Carcinogen

Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein want the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public from hexavalent chromium.

12/21/2010

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Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water May Harm Infants

Drinking water containing low levels of a chemical used in rocket fuel poses a greater danger to infants than previously believed, a new research study shows.

12/11/2010

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