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The campaign to stub out smoking in LA's apartments

Photo by Silvia ViƱuales via Flickr Creative Commons
| UCLA, the public health department and the local apartment association join forces to educate tenants about secondhand smoke and persuade landlords to go smoke-free.

Why you won't see BPA warnings on cans


California says it needs more time to determine which levels of BPA merit a product label or shelf sign warning of its threat to the female reproductive system.

Brown clears way for emergency Exide cleanup bill


The governor has dropped his insistence on exempting the project from review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Community groups had opposed the waiver.

First phase of anti-lead effort clears 60 LAUSD schools' fountains


The project will eventually replace every water fountain with lead levels above the EPA action level. The District hopes to finish with all 986 schools by fall 2017.


Exide bill to clean up lead and other toxins stalls


Lawmakers delay action on the $177 million bill as community groups urge Gov. Jerry Brown to drop his opposition to an environmental review of the cleanup process.

Can the air in Porter Ranch homes pass the test?


Health officials want to know why 62 percent of Porter Ranch households surveyed report headaches, nausea and other problems even though the gas leak is capped.

Porter Ranch displaced get 4 more days of free housing


SoCal Gas must pay for temporary housing at least through March 29 after a state appeals court stayed a lower court decision that would have ended subsidized housing on Friday.

Exide: Nearly every home testing positive for lead


About 23 percent of the contaminated yards have lead levels at or above 1,000 parts per million. They will get cleaned first. The rest must wait their turn.