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'Nontoxic' Nail Polish Contains Toxins, Report Finds
2012-04-11 05:23:38

A Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report found in California salons that "nontoxic" nail polishes actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects. The report released on Tuesday found that the mislabeled nail products have the potential to harm thousands of workers in over 48,000 nail salons in California, and their customers. Agency officials said the false claims may be a violation of a state law that requires disclosure of harmful chemicals in consumer...

2011-12-31 21:00:00

Auburn Auto Doctors completed the necessary requirements to become a California certified green repair station through the Bureau of Automotive Repair and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. We are the first in Auburn, CA. Auburn, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Auburn Auto Doctors of Auburn, CA has become the first auto repair shop in the area to obtain certified green station status. The green station program is a partnership between the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)...

2010-12-07 08:16:06

The Department of Energy and NASA signed Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC) with the California Environmental Protection Agency today that define the process for the characterization and cleanup end-state of portions of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). The agreements come after more than 10 months of negotiations and extensive public comment on the conceptual framework for cleanup outlined in the Agreement in Principle and additional public comment on the legally enforceable...

2010-05-20 17:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on California's groundbreaking innovation and environmental leadership, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined academic, business, government, and environmental leaders at Google's headquarters in Mountain View to announce the formation of the nation's first non-profit dedicated to developing comprehensive metrics and standards for everyday products that are safe and healthy for our children, ourselves and the world in which we live....

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2010-01-31 06:29:58

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for two state-run agencies to investigate a rash of birth defects that have affected Kettleman City for over a year now, according to the Associated Press. The intervention from the Governor's office was a welcome surprise to both residents and activists who have been demanding answers on why this is happening in this small impoverished municipality. The pleas for help were largely ignored for nearly 15 months. Though it is a big victory now for the...

2009-12-21 07:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global leader in drinking water quality and safety, announced today a new certification program to help manufacturers of cooking and plumbing related products demonstrate compliance with new, stricter low lead requirements that will be mandatory in California and Vermont starting Jan. 1, 2010. California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB 1953), now a state law, was passed in order to update section 116875 of the California...

2009-11-25 08:33:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC), a subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that it received the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award at the Annual Statewide Environmental Summit, sponsored by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) held in San Diego. This is the most...

2009-07-21 10:32:00

LAS VEGAS, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) has received recognition from the Department of Toxic Substances Control of California (DTSC) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) Pollution Prevention Challenge Program for the "implementation of streamlined sustainable cleaning activities in its chemical manufacturing process." Dr. Aslam Malik,...

2009-03-02 13:34:00

LAS VEGAS, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) received the California Pollution Prevention Challenge Award from the Department of Toxic Substances Control of California (DTSC) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC). The award recognizes the overall pollution prevention achievements of AFC's STRIDE (Sustainability Through Renewable Innovative Design...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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