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May 27, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Graffiti? What graffiti? WI Corp. hopes that question will be posed across Orange County if its current graffiti-eradication product catches on with private property owners. The anti-graffiti solution, Graf-Gone 1, has been used exclusively by the Irvine-based, graffiti-removal company, which considers its product to be one of the most effective and environmentally safe chemical solutions on the market. And now the company wants to sell it directly to the public.
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MAGAZINE
April 26, 1992
I've learned through PETA that household cleansers are poured into the eyes of immobilized and conscious rabbits so that the products can bear a warning saying, "Don't put this in your eyes." Because of Newkirk and her ilk, it's now possible to walk into a supermarket and find all kinds of non-animal-tested products labeled as such. How many of us would do as much toward making the world a kinder, saner place? LORRAINE FEATHER La Crescenta
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anheuser-Busch poured thousands of gallons of water into Haskell Creek on Wednesday night in an attempt to flush away the last vestiges of a caustic solution that spilled from its Van Nuys brewery Monday, raising fears of damage to the Sepulveda Basin wildlife area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles fire officials graphically showed the dangers of using gasoline as a cleaning fluid Thursday by igniting a demonstration fire on the charred site of a gasoline explosion that left a Sun Valley man critically injured and his family homeless.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | ANTHONY GIORGIANNI, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Take some garlic, rosemary, safflower oil, papaya, a bit of cucumber, lettuce and tomato and what do you have? A Caesar salad? Dinner at a posh yuppie restaurant? The recipe for your Aunt Minnie's world-famous gazpacho? Maybe. But it also could be your shampoo or conditioner. Fruits, vegetables and other exotic ingredients are popular selling points in modern hair products.
NEWS
September 10, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing opposition by former U. S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday vetoed a heavily lobbied bill that would have banned the use of live rabbits to test whether cosmetics or household cleaning products irritate human eyes or skin. "We must err on the side of consumer safety, particularly since, as C. Everett Koop points out, babies and children are the victims of most inadvertent exposure to cosmetic and household products," the governor said in his veto message.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she heard about the warning letter, Chun Ja Ahn started to worry. Written by regional clean air authorities, it told of cancer risks from the chemicals used to operate a dry-cleaning machine she wanted to buy for her shop. Under the regulators' new policy, if Ahn wanted a permit, she would have to distribute the notice to nearby residents. "What if they get upset?" she wondered aloud to her children in her native Korean. "What if they boycott us?"
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legislation to prohibit using live rabbits to test whether cosmetics or cleaning products will irritate human eyes or skin was approved Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. "This bill simply bans a cruel and archaic test that often results in blindness or painful death for animals," said Assemblyman Jack O'Connell (D-Carpinteria), the sponsor of the measure. A 7-3 vote sent the bill, which earlier passed the Assembly by a large margin, to the Appropriations Committee.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Perfume, dishwashing and laundry detergents, starches, shoe polish, insecticides and car wax are among the targets being considered in the third round of restrictions aimed at reducing pollution of California air by common consumer products. The state Air Resources Board is expected to evaluate the latest list in October, about a year after imposing regulations on 16 products ranging from hair spray to floor polish and two years after enacting a rule governing underarm deodorants.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The maker of Simple Green, a biodegradable cleaning liquid, said Tuesday that it has signed a marketing deal in which it will donate a percentage of sales to the International Red Cross in exchange for displaying the symbol of the Geneva-based relief agency on its packaging. Sunshine Makers Inc.
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