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  • California Assembly votes to pass bill banning BPA from baby bottles

     
    On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
  • 'The Bachelorette': Frank bails on Ali's Tahitian adventure

     
    Before I begin tonight's recap of "The Bachelorette," I'd just like to thank ABC for completely spoiling this episode weeks ago. Why actually watch the episode when the entire season can fit into a 40-second promo? At first, this whole......
  • Green chemistry chugs along

     
    Change as fundamental as green chemistry is bound to take awhile. Back in December 2008, California launched its initiative aimed at shifting the chemical industry away from substances that are suspected health hazards. (That's a significant change from...
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab explores the dark side of scent

    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab explores the dark side of scent
    It's not difficult to imagine Elizabeth Barrial, 36, the chief perfumer for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, as a sorceress of the night. Besides practicing her potion-making craft, the esoteric perfume house's matriarch appears otherworldly. She wears her...
  • Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.

    Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.
    First of two parts At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue. The team at Avalon Organics,...
  • Phthalate monster is science-phthiction

    In response to Harvey Karp and Rachel Gibson's Sept. 20 opinion piece, "Phthalates? Phtooey! Toxic chemical softening agents do not belong in kids' rattles, teethers and toys," I would like to stress the following: A bill is heading for Gov. Arnold...
  • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 74; won Nobel Prize in physics for liquid crystal work

    Nobel Prize-winning scientist Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, who was dubbed the "Isaac Newton of our time" for his pioneering research on liquid crystals, has died. He was 74. He died Friday in Orsay, a suburb of Paris, the French newspaper Le Monde reported...
  • PASSINGS: Stan Thomas, Teh Fu Yen

    PASSINGS: Stan Thomas, Teh Fu Yen
    Stan Thomas Head of high school sports federation Stan Thomas, 78, who served as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section from 1986 until 1993, when he was forced to resign over disputed expense-account reports,...
  • Food scientist works alongside chefs to dream up new ideas

    Food scientist works alongside chefs to dream up new ideas
    A low-slung, '50s-era office complex in the middle of a commercial park in San Diego doesn't look much like a hotbed of progressive cuisine. But here in Food Lab 1 at a company called CP Kelco, food scientist Ted Russin is doing his part to spark the...
  • Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances

    Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances
    Second of two parts To a chemist, chlorine is the perfect compound. Easily combining with other elements and molecules, chlorine is transformed into new classes of chemicals with an endless array of uses. It disinfects water, cleans clothes, kills bugs,...
  • California's Green Chemistry Initiative

    California's Green Chemistry Initiative
    In a neighborhood in McHenry, Ill., there are enough brain-cancer patients to fill a hospital ward -- 14 residents in a community of 1,000 developed brain tumors, compared with a national rate of seven in 100,000. The result, according to CBS News, is...