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Salon Zoe is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department for allegedly firing an employee who complained about the use of a product containing formaldehyde. (credit: CBS2)

Government Sues Bronx Salon That Fired Employee Who Complained About Use Of Chemical

Valerie Connolly claims she was fired after warning workers of a potentially dangerous treatment of hair straightening.

04/08/2015

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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Home Air Quality: Are Americans Suffocating Themselves?

The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.

06/10/2013

Johnson & Johnson says that the ingredients in question are "safe and approved by regulators in every country or region in which they are used." (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Professor Weighs In On Controversial Ingredients In Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo

Johnson’s baby shampoo is under fire for 2 ingredients — dioxane and quaternium-15 — which wipes out bacteria on the hair and scalp.

11/01/2011