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Dramatic Radio Recordings Capture Firefighters Battling Blaze At Historic South LA Church

A demolition crew arrived Wednesday to survey the damage after a massive fire at a historic two-story church in South Los Angeles gutted the building and injured two firefighters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2013

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County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery Recycler

Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.

09/13/2013

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Man Gets Prison For Tainted Enhancement Pills

A local man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for illegally importing thousands of counterfeit male-enhancement pills that contained hazardous lead levels.

CBS Los Angeles–07/22/2013

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California Could Become First State To Ban Lead Bullets

California could become the first state to ban lead ammunition.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/11/2013

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Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years

A consumer advocacy group says new documents show that officials were aware of dangerous arsenic emissions and leaky pipes releasing hazardous waste into the soil before ordering Exide Technologies to suspend operations in April.

05/30/2013

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Calif. Sues Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s Over Lead Found In Ginger, Plum Candies

California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers, alleging they are selling ginger and plum candies tainted by lead without warning labels required by state law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2013

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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

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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

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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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