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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2000 |
A man apparently carrying two bottles of the hallucinogen PCP aboard a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles International Airport forced the flight's cancellation Wednesday after fumes from the chemical filled the cabin with a noxious odor shortly before takeoff, authorities said.
June 4, 2005
Re "Study Finds Genital Abnormalities in Boys," May 27: While the chemical industry whines, babies will be chewing soft plastic pacifiers loaded with phthalates with predictable results. Hundreds of European Union studies have shown the consequences of phthalate and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals over the years. U.S. regulatory toxicologists have known about phthalate toxicities for a long time. Ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
September 6, 1993 |
The mother of an 18-month-old girl found in a shopping cart at a West Hills mall was arrested on suspicion of child abandonment as she emerged from Sunday services at a Reseda church with another infant daughter, authorities said. Hang Tran, 31, of Reseda was being held on $10,000 bail, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Dan Mastro said. On Friday, employees of the Target discount store at the mall found Trinh Tran napping in a shopping cart in the hardware section about 11 a.m.