Baykeeper Updates Related to Contaminants

Blog Post: October 9, 2015
In a win for a safer San Francisco Bay, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 888, a statewide ban on the sale of consumer products containing plastic microbeads. The nation’s strongest ban so far, the law does not include an exception included in bans passed in other states that allow so-called...
Blog Post: September 11, 2015
In a win for a safer San Francisco Bay, the California Legislature recently passed a ban on the sale of consumer products containing plastic microbeads, starting in 2020. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill, AB 888, into law. San Francisco Baykeeper advocated in support of this...
BK In The News: September 18, 2012
Bay Area residents have had options for getting rid of old pills piling up in their medicine cabinets. But the "No Drugs Down the Drain" campaign launched Monday wants to make sure consumers take their leftover pharmaceuticals to local law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, hospitals and other...
Blog Post: December 5, 2011
Antibiotics, contraceptives and chemicals from personal care products should be removed before local sewage plants are allowed to discharge wastewater into San Francisco Bay. That’s the message Baykeeper gave recently to the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Board is the government...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
From the July 2011 edition of Bay Crossings America’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new rules go into effect next year and will provide clear guidance for the most part on sunscreen...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2011
As cold and flu season approaches, we’re apt to have a bigger impact on the Bay than usual. We know that our municipal governments provide sewage treatment that is supposed to protect the Bay, and—except in cases of overflows—our treatment technology does a pretty good job on bacteria and pathogens...
Blog Post: December 3, 2010
Baykeeper has advocated for new regulations under California's Green Chemistry Initiative, which would require manufacturers to phase out toxic chemicals in consumer products. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported new changes by the California Department of Toxics that threaten to...