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June 23, 1988
The AFL-CIO and environmental groups filed suit charging that Gov. George Deukmejian has failed to follow the requirements of Proposition 65, the anti-toxics initiative, and designate an "authoritative" agency that would help the state determine which chemicals cause cancer and birth defects.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 2008
In assessing supposed dangers of chemicals in food wrappers, we must consider what the actual science and experts tell us. ("Worries stick to food packing," Consumer Confidential, July 30.) The Environmental Protection Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority are among many regulators whose experts have reviewed many scientific studies. None has concluded that PFOA causes a human health risk with intended use. As a toxicologist and former member of California's Prop.
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NEWS
May 18, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Wendell Kilgore, a top scientific adviser to Gov. George Deukmejian, is under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a possible violation of ethics laws involving his work on behalf of an industry group, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. Because of the probe, Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) called on Kilgore, a professor of toxicology at UC Davis, to resign from his post as chairman of the governor's Proposition 65 scientific advisory panel. The investigation of Kilgore, being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general, focuses on Kilgore's activities after leaving a federal panel that provided scientific advice to the EPA. Last June, after leaving the panel, Kilgore was paid by the Northwest Food Processors Assn.
NEWS
June 30, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Two of Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisers who helped shape implementation of Proposition 65 will step down from their posts amid charges that they favored the chemical industry, state officials said Thursday. Wendell Kilgore, who is under investigation for a possible violation of ethics laws while serving as a federal scientific expert, will leave his post as chairman of the governor's Proposition 65 scientific advisory panel. Warner North, a vocal member of the panel who has done extensive consulting work for industry groups, will also step down from his post.
NEWS
June 30, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Two of Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisers who helped shape implementation of Proposition 65 will step down from their posts amid charges that they favored the chemical industry, state officials said Thursday. Wendell Kilgore, who is under investigation for a possible violation of ethics laws while serving as a federal scientific expert, will leave his post as chairman of the governor's Proposition 65 scientific advisory panel. Warner North, a vocal member of the panel who has done extensive consulting work for industry groups, will also step down from his post.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2008
In assessing supposed dangers of chemicals in food wrappers, we must consider what the actual science and experts tell us. ("Worries stick to food packing," Consumer Confidential, July 30.) The Environmental Protection Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority are among many regulators whose experts have reviewed many scientific studies. None has concluded that PFOA causes a human health risk with intended use. As a toxicologist and former member of California's Prop.
NEWS
October 31, 1987 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisory panel Friday voted to add 56 chemicals to the list of substances known to cause cancer, including aflatoxins, molds commonly found in peanut butter, and formaldehyde, which is used in manufacturing a wide range of consumer products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990
Malathion spray zones in Downey, Pomona and Upland will be expanded by 42 square miles to fight new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks, widening Southern California's aerial pesticide campaign to about 480 square miles, state agriculture officials said Tuesday. The expanded sectors will be sprayed two times, followed by the release of sterile Medflies. Seven Medflies were found last week, most just outside existing spray zones.
NEWS
April 4, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Environmentalists claimed a court victory over Gov. George Deukmejian on Monday when a Superior Court judge ordered the state to consider whether Proposition 65 should cover as many as 200 additional chemicals that can cause cancer or birth defects. Judge Ronald B.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2000 | Associated Press
Surveying the future of cyberspace, a scientific advisory panel has suggested that Congress consider a voucher program to help needy families get connected to the Internet. The group also proposed a flat tax for states to collect revenue from Web sales. The advice runs contrary to some of the Republican-led Congress' recent regulatory efforts.
NEWS
May 18, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Wendell Kilgore, a top scientific adviser to Gov. George Deukmejian, is under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a possible violation of ethics laws involving his work on behalf of an industry group, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. Because of the probe, Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) called on Kilgore, a professor of toxicology at UC Davis, to resign from his post as chairman of the governor's Proposition 65 scientific advisory panel. The investigation of Kilgore, being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general, focuses on Kilgore's activities after leaving a federal panel that provided scientific advice to the EPA. Last June, after leaving the panel, Kilgore was paid by the Northwest Food Processors Assn.
NEWS
June 23, 1988
The AFL-CIO and environmental groups filed suit charging that Gov. George Deukmejian has failed to follow the requirements of Proposition 65, the anti-toxics initiative, and designate an "authoritative" agency that would help the state determine which chemicals cause cancer and birth defects.
NEWS
October 31, 1987 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisory panel Friday voted to add 56 chemicals to the list of substances known to cause cancer, including aflatoxins, molds commonly found in peanut butter, and formaldehyde, which is used in manufacturing a wide range of consumer products.
NEWS
October 2, 1988
In carrying out the first systematic geographic survey of radon in California, The Times assembled a scientific advisory panel of leading authorities on radon who assisted in developing a protocol for the study and in analyzing the data. The panel included specialists from the state Department of Health Services and the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Participants in the study were all employees of the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
June 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Despite billions spent so far, current technology is not up to the job of cleaning contaminated soil and water at the Energy Department's nuclear weapon sites, a scientific advisory panel reported Thursday. The technology that often is used to clean up sites "is simply ineffective and unable to accomplish the massive job that needs to be done," said C. Herb Ward, chairman of the National Research Council committee that studied the issue.
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