Stories tagged: chemicals
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Chemical concentrations near Fairchild reach nearly six times EPA recommendation
Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Airway Heights tap water still contaminated
Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Testing confirms chemical contamination in residential wells near Fairchild Air Force Base
Air Force officials visited Julie Dipple’s home last week to share some troubling news: Her drinking water is contaminated and it probably has been for a long time.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Farms, orchards should warn neighbors before they spray chemicals, report says
With pesticide drift and the associated health risks on the rise in Washington, a new report is again calling for requirements that farms and orchards notify neighbors before spraying chemicals.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Shell faces $133,000 penalty for 2015 chemical release
Shell Puget Sound Refinery faces a $133,000 penalty for a 2015 chemical release that prompted complaints from people living near the Anacortes facility.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Bayer buying Monsanto, will create global chemical, ag giant
American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps, cites no evidence
The federal government is banning more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps and washes, saying manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and prevent the spread …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Six New Jersey firefighters exposed to chemicals, hospitalized
Six New Jersey firefighters who were exposed to a “chemical haze” pouring out of a warehouse have been taken to a hospital.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Five train cars derail in Texas, spilling chemical, injuring 2
Authorities say five train cars overturned outside of San Antonio, spilling about 1,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide and prompting a temporary evacuation.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Ortho to drop chemicals linked to bee declines
Garden-care giant Ortho says it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Honest Co. lashes out over report it used chemical in detergent
NEW YORK – Honest Co., co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is denying a news report that said its laundry detergent contains an ingredient that it promised its customers it would …
Thu., June 27, 2013, 7:40 a.m.
Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals
HOUSTON - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant told a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall …
Mon., April 23, 2012
Do Your Part: Eco-friendly methods to fight fleas
It’s tough to watch our dog or cat doing battle with fleas. With temperatures rising, flea season is here. The last thing you want to do is to put a …
Mon., April 9, 2012
Do Your Part: Try green for spring clean
Spring is here and that means it’s time for a good spring-cleaning. Instead of bringing in chemical cleaners to do the dirty work, opt for a deep, green clean. Using …
Mon., March 26, 2012
Do Your Part: Avoid chemicals when cleaning house
When it comes to cleaning our homes, most of us want to make sure of one thing: That we are doing a deep clean and actually disinfecting the rooms and …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012
Do Your Part: Seven tips to ‘Detox Your Life’
Do Your Part is kicking off a year of green challenges. January is “Detox Your Life” month. We’re finding and eliminating chemicals that could be polluting your home and your …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2011
Do Your Part: Five chemicals to avoid in foods
Food manufacturers aren’t going to advertise the fact that controversial chemicals are actually in their food. If you want to be informed and eat better, here are five chemicals to …
Mon., July 18, 2011
Pollution can sneak into your home in variety of ways
We bring dangerous chemicals into our homes every day. It could be from our shoes, new furniture, or even our vinyl shower curtain. Here are my Top Five ways chemicals …
Mon., Jan. 10, 2011
Do Your Part: Reduce exposure by seeking green solutions
If your New Year’s resolution is for a healthier lifestyle, then reducing your exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals should be at the top of the list. Every day we are …
Tue., Dec. 16, 2008
Chemicals in personal-care goods draw concern
Now we’re really getting personal. We’re focused on your private place – the bathroom. That’s generally where you use all that soap, body wash, shampoo and lotion. And deodorant, perfume, …