Chemicals

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a petition to ban certain toxic materials from children's toys (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In Toys

Standing in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.

12/14/2014

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Seen At 11: Health Experts Sound The Alarm On Possible Health Risks Of Leaf Blowers

From the city to the suburbs, the hum of leaf blowers is a familiar sound. But it’s not the noise that has people up in arms– it’s their potential health hazard.

11/18/2014

Flavored Water

Seen At 11: Flavored, Fortified And Fizzy Water — Is It All Safe?

When it comes to drinking water, it is no longer just a choice between bottled or tap – there is flavored, fizzy and even vitamin-infused water. And some question whether all of the choices are safe.

12/04/2013

Bronx P.S. 51

Former Students, Parents Await Answers On Toxic Chemicals At Shuttered Bronx School

The New York State Department of Health has released disturbing new information about a former Bronx elementary school, which was closed two years ago because of contamination.

05/01/2013

Woman Drinking Out Of Water Bottle

Chemical Found In Many Household Plastics Could Be Playing A Role In Unwanted Weight Gain

BPA has been banned from children’s products, by the FDA, due to a link between the chemical and certain cancers and behavioral disorders.

11/28/2012

Bobbi Chase was among the moms marching on Wednesday. (credit: CBS 2)

Mothers On A Mission To Bring Awareness To Toxic Chemicals In Common Products

They wanted to get the message out about everyday household cleaning and baby products with chemicals inside them. To let the public know what was safe and what was not.

08/10/2011

Laura Smith and Cecily (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Children And Chemicals

Pediatricians are worried children are being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals, Dr. Max Gomez reports.

04/26/2011