West Los Angeles Apartment Residents Evacuated due to Asbestos Fears
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 24th, 2018 Earlier this summer, CBSLA broadcast a story about more than a dozen people from an apartment complex in West Los Angeles having to temporarily leave their homes. According to the report, the manager of the complex had been removing popcorn ceilings and put the debris in a dumpster without the proper safety precautions. This allowed dusts that could contain asbestos to cause contamination and potentially endanger residents.
Popcorn ceilings are quite common in many properties built between the.......[Read More]
Undeclared Food Allergens Cause Los Angeles Company to Recall Spicy Edamame Product
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 20th, 2018 Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of a spicy edamame product by a company based out of Los Angeles. According to the voluntary recall notice, the product contains an undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen “Oyster Extract” ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. The spicy edamame packages were distributed through retailers in California as well as Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania.......[Read More]
Synthetic Chemical Known to Cause Cancer Found in the Water System of a Central Valley City
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 18th, 2018 The Visalia Times-Delta has published an article about a cancer-causing chemical that was found in the water system in Tulare, California. According to their report, water samples taken earlier this year found levels of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) that exceeded the state’s drinking water standard.
While levels of 1,2,3-TCP were only slightly above the 0.005-micrograms per liter standard, news of this synthetic chemical in the drinking water supply has some residents quite.......[Read More]
Asbestos to be removed from California Library before its Conversion into a Correctional Facility
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 14th, 2018 Recently, KRCR broadcasted a report about the Tehama County Library building that is scheduled to be converted into a 64 bed jail facility for the Northern California County. According to the news story, before the conversion of the aging facility can take place, asbestos must be remediated from the building.
Discovering asbestos during renovation projects that take place in buildings constructed up until a few decades ago is quite common. Asbestos containing-materials were used in thousands of.......[Read More]
California’s Attorney General Files Lawsuits Against Two Companies for Elevated Lead Levels in Toddler Formulas
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Huntington Beach, CA, September 12th, 2018 In June, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that he and the District Attorneys from Alameda, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano and Sonoma Counties had taken action against two companies after elevated levels of lead were discovered in the companies’ toddler formulas.
Cease and desist letters and a lawsuit was filed against the two companies that make and sell the toddler formula. According to information from the Attorney.......[Read More]
California Prison Guards Report Health Concerns Due to Mold Exposure at Federal Correctional Institution
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 30th , 2018 The Fresno Bee has published an article about complaints from prison guards at the Federal Correctional Institution in Mendota. The medium-security prison opened in 2012 to house approximately 800 male prisoners, but according to the report, some prison guards working in the control room have more than just their safety to be concerned about when they come to work.
The publication states that the local president of the American Federation of Government Employees has filed a complaint with.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Cookies Due to Undeclared Tree Nuts
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 27th , 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in Santa Clara, California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that some of the company’s cookies may contain undeclared tree nuts. Product labels for specific cases of the company’s vegan fudge chocolate cookies failed to disclose walnuts and people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to them run the risk of a serious or.......[Read More]
California’s Lead Contaminated Parkways near Former Recycling Plant are the Latest Focus of Cleanup Efforts
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 23rd , 2018 The Los Angeles Times published a report earlier this year that examined an overlooked area of lead contamination in neighborhoods impacted by a former battery recycling plant in Vernon. The plant, which once handled lead-acid batteries, has been the focus of neighborhood activists and lawmakers and has been blamed for spreading lead into the surrounding community.
As a result, a number of homes with lead contamination in their yards have been remediated. However, this most recent article.......[Read More]