Tag: San Francisco

Activists Want Toxic Shampoo Off the Shelves

  By HEATHER JOHNSON ShareThis OAKLAND (CN) – Dozens of brand-name and store brand shampoos, liquid soaps and bubble baths contain toxic levels of cocamide DEA, a known carcinogen, environmentalists claim in court. The Center for Environmental Health sued retailers Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Marshalls, as well […]

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35 – He was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices Aug 1st

Jack, who became famous after demonstrating an ATM hack, died on Thursday – but coroners did not give details Amanda Holpuch guardian.co.uk,              Friday 26 July 2013 13.37 EDT Jack was due to speak at the Black Hat conference, which starts Saturday in Las Vegas. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/AP […]

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study […]

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th […]

Monsanto’s Deregulated Alfalfa Ducks Lawsuit

  By MARIA DINZEO   SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Deregulating Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant variety of alfalfa did not violate any environmental laws, the 9th Circuit ruled. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa is genetically engineered to be resistant to the company’s herbicide Roundup. Affirming the ruling of a federal judge, the […]

Zuckerberg earned over $2bn at Facebook in 2012

27  Apr    2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg earned more than $2 billion worth of stock and $503,000 in base pay last year for running the world’s leading social network. Zuckerberg was also given bonuses that added up to slightly more than $266,000, according to […]

Ingredient in tequila ( Agave ) plant may fight osteoporosis and other diseases: 50 percent increase in levels of a protein associated with the build-up of new bone tissue.

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 415-978-3504 (Meeting, March 21-25) 202-872-6042 (After March 25) American Chemical Society IMAGE:The agave plant, the source of tequila, also may supply a healthful food additive.Click here for more information. SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2010 — The plant that gave […]

Revealed: Children’s jewelry that contains toxic cadmium which causes cancer STILL on sale after federal crackdown

By Associated Press Reporter PUBLISHED:23:07 EST, 14  October 2012| UPDATED:23:53 EST, 14 October 2012   Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls  after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to  keep the toxic trinkets out of children’s hands, an Associated Press  investigation shows. Officials at […]

Wormwood ( Artemesia ) may hold key to non-toxic Cancer and Leukemia treatment

Reposted at Request from 26-Nov-2001 Contact: Rob Harrill rharrill@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a promising potential treatment for cancer among the ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine. Research Professor Henry Lai and assistant research Professor Narendra Singh have […]