December 22, 1991 |
Stuck for a last-minute holiday gift? The usual stores just won't cut it this year? Well then, a trip to the Academy Store at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park is practically mandatory for your jaded shopping self. Where else will you find such a huge selection of T-shirts, coffee mugs, paper clips, stationery and baseball caps inscribed with the LAPD logo? It even appears on baby outfits and baby bottles.
February 20, 1989
Daniel W. Fox, 65, a chemist who invented Lexan, the tough plastic used in everything from compact discs to the face mask of the first astronaut on the moon. Fox said luck played a large part in inventing General Electric Co.'s largest-selling product, a tough polycarbonate used in computer housings, automobile bumpers, baby bottles and construction materials. At the end of a series of experiments, Fox said, he found a stirring rod stuck in a gooey brown mass that had hardened in a beaker.
September 17, 2007
It isn't hard to avoid plastics in baby bottles ["Are Plastics Safe?," Sept. 10]. Simply choose to breast-feed, and plastic or glass bottles won't be necessary. It is quite possible to limit exposure to possibly harmful contaminants while increasing your child's health with breast milk's many benefits. Holly Hollander West Hills -- Your in-depth story on the dangers of chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastics is fair and balanced, and it provides all the more reason why Gov.
July 15, 1993 |
Those cute little baby bottles with the shapes and logos of popular soft-drink containers aren't cute to children's dentists. If parents take the hint and actually fill the bottles with those sweet liquids, they could contribute to a serious problem: baby-bottle tooth decay, which affects about 10% of the nation's young. Baby teeth decay because of prolonged exposure to sugary foods and liquids.
June 20, 2001 |
These French Provencal bags handmade in Montpellier, France, are large and roomy--ideal for farmers market shopping. You'll be able to carry everything from produce to long-stemmed flowers. They're also good for the beach or one would make a great bag for toting baby bottles and diapers. They come in a variety of traditional patterns. The large 24x17-inch bags can be washed. French Provencal shopping bags, $50, from Dishes a la Carte, 5650 W. 3rd St.
July 16, 2013 |
SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- A man died after a one-ton cow crashed through his roof and landed on him while he was asleep in bed, local press reported. Authorities said the cow wandered down a hill and onto the top of the home of Joao Maria de Souza, 45, in the small city of Caratinga before crashing through a thin asbestos roof. Maria de Souza was initially conscious after the blow on July 10, authorities said, but succumbed to injuries the next day. The cow, which was reportedly uninjured, narrowly missed his wife.
December 23, 2005 |
A nun convicted of smearing her blood on a Colorado nuclear missile silo in an antiwar protest was released from federal prison Thursday after about two years behind bars. Ardeth Platte, 69, and two other Dominican sisters were arrested in 2002 after they cut a chain-link fence surrounding a Minuteman III silo and used baby bottles to dispense their blood in the shape of a cross. Air Force security left training exercises to respond, arriving at the site in armored vehicles.
February 13, 2013 |
Less than half of the 280 million metric tons of plastic produced each year ends up in the landfill. A fair bit of the rest ends up littering the landscape, blown by the wind or washed down streams and rivers into the sea. So far Americans spend $520 million a year to clean up plastic litter washing up on West Coast beaches and shorelines. Efforts to clean up the oceans' enormous swirling gyres of garbage has an incalculable cost. Thus, much of the focus has been on how to stop the river of trash from entering the ocean.
September 17, 2008 |
The first large-scale human study of a chemical used to make plastic baby bottles, aluminum can linings and myriad other common products found double the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver problems in people with the highest concentrations in their urine, British researchers reported Tuesday. The findings confirm earlier results obtained in animals, increasing pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to limit use of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.
August 17, 1993 |
Health authorities in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in central China have discovered a woman who likes the taste of rubber so much she has eaten more than 800 rubber nipples for baby feeding bottles since 1990. The official Economic Evening News reported that the woman, in her mid-30s, developed a taste for rubber three years ago. "One day she chewed a rubber nipple to pieces and swallowed," the newspaper said in a report seen Monday. After that, she ate more than 800 of them.