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Bill Would Ban The Use Of Lead Ammo Across Calif.

A bill that seeks to ban lead ammunition in California promises to revive a debate between gun groups and environmental advocates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2013

(courtesy CDPH)

Lead Levels Trigger Expanded Recall Of ‘Red Vines’ Black Licorice

State health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating a popular line of licorice candy products that may contain levels of lead exceeding state standards.

09/07/2012

(credit: California Department Of Public Health)

Red Vines Black Licorice Recalled Because Of High Levels Of Lead

One-pound bags of Red Vines Black Licorice are being recalled after the state Department of Health found they contained high levels of lead.

08/24/2012

One of the 343 pieces of jewelry found to have lead and cadmium concentrations 1,000 times higher than levels deemed safe for consumers. (courtesy Calif. Dept. of Toxic Substances Control)

LA Merchants Face Hefty Fines Over Toxic Jewelry Charges

Regulators found 343 pieces of toxic jewelry with lead and cadmium concentrations — some as high as 1,000 times than levels deemed safe for consumers.

07/17/2012

(courtesy with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

LA Vendor Indicted For Allegedly Selling Lead-Tainted Counterfeit Handbags

Leticia Nunez, 38, is accused of selling counterfeit designer handbags, jewelry and other accessories that may have contained hazardous amounts of lead.

04/27/2012

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Lawsuit Alleges Excessive Lead Levels On Disneyland Rides, Attractions

The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation has filed a lawsuit that claims to be excessive levels of lead at Disneyland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2011

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3 Sentenced To Prison For Selling Lead-Tainted Jewelry

The owners and manager of a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store have been sentenced to up to 30 months in federal prison for illegally importing and selling fake designer jewelry, some of which had dangerous levels of lead.

05/10/2011

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Christmas Lights, Ornaments May Pose Holiday Hazards

“Silver Bells” and “O Christmas Tree” are not just classic songs for this Christmas season — they’re also two potential holiday hazards.

12/15/2010

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Recall Recalled: Feds Say Lead-Tainted Superhero Glasses For Adults

Remember those collector’s glasses that were deemed a threat to kids due to their cadmium content? Well, they aren’t for kids after all — and now the U.S. says their perfectly safe.

12/10/2010

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Feds Probe Lead-Tainted Comic Character Drinking Glasses

U.S. officials say the glasses featuring characters from “Star Wars” and “The Wizard Of Oz” contain up to 1,000 times the federal limit for lead in children’s products.

11/22/2010

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Report: High Lead Levels Found in Reusable Grocery Bags

Paper or plastic may not be environmentally-friendly, but a recent investigation shows reusable grocery bags may pose a significant lead exposure risk to shoppers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/15/2010

(AP/FILE)

Study: Calif. Lead Limits May Not Curb Water Threat

Researchers say brass plumbing products can yield high levels of lead into drinking water — even in brand new buildings using products with specifications required under California law.

11/12/2010

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Poll: Brown Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over Whitman

Democrat Jerry Brown holds a double-digit lead over Republican Meg Whitman in their contest for California governor less than a week before Election Day, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

10/28/2010

California attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown gestures towards his opponent California Republican gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman during the second of three televised debates at Fresno State Oct. 2, 2010, in Fresno, California. (credit: Eric Paul Zamora/Getty Images)

Poll: Brown Widens Lead Over Whitman

A new poll shows Democrat Jerry Brown with a growing lead over his Republican challenger, Meg Whitman, as a gubernatorial campaign that has focused on personal attacks in recent weeks winds to an end.

10/25/2010

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High Lead Levels In Toys From Walmart, Target

A consumer group working with the state attorney general’s office says it found one toy chair at Target with 70 times the legal limit for lead.

10/13/2010

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