The City is putting pressure on San Francisco’s 200 nail salons to discontinue use of products containing three toxins to protect the industry’s estimated 1,800 workers, along with customers. Known as the “toxic trio,” toluene, dibutyl phthalate or formaldehyde found in nail products can be harmful to pregnant women, and cause headaches, nausea and asthma. Read More
Building rules are being developed to protect the health of builders and future residents at a polluted shipyard.
City lawmakers in the coming months will be asked to approve redevelopment plans, including 10,500 homes, an arena and new parks on 700 acres centered at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point.
The Navy is spending hundreds of millions of dollars cleaning up the radioactive and toxic legacy of its operations at the 500-acre former shipyard. Read More