Air Pollution Watchdog Proposes 5-Year Phase-Out Of Toxic Chemical Used In Torrance, Wilmington PlantsHydrofluoric acid is used at the Torrance Refinery Company and the Valero Wilmington Refinery. But how safe is it?
Environmentalists Want Brown To Stop Offshore FrackingState regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.
Hundreds Evacuated From Building, 8 Hospitalized For Reactions To ChemicalAuthorities 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.
Group Warns Almost 500 Food Products Contain Chemical Found In Yoga MatsA 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.
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.
4-Alarm Chemical Fire Damages Santa Ana BusinessFirefighters Wednesday extinguished a four-alarm chemical fire at a warehouse in Orange County.
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."
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.
Ducking Safety Standards? 36,000 Rubber Ducks Seized At SoCal PortsPort officials have seized nearly $18,000-worth of rubber ducks that contain levels of a chemical that may not be safe for children.
Study Finds That Coffee Can Raise Cholesterol LevelsA study has found that coffee, one of the nation’s favorite caffeinated beverages, can be unhealthy.
Students Evacuated After Chemical Scare At East Valley High SchoolFire officials say a science experiment "gone awry" prompted the evacuation at East Valley High School in North Hollywood.
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.