LA Times Science Files for 2007/06/01

These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.

  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    Border alert on TB patient disregarded

    DENVER – A man infected with an extremely dangerous strain of tuberculosis was waved into the United States at a border crossing even after a routine check of his passport set off an urgent warning, authorities said Thursday. By Jia-Rui Chong, Stephanie Simon and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers.

  • MEDICINE
    Cancer reported in Sept. 11 first responders

    NEW YORK – Some of the first responders who were exposed to the cocktail of toxins produced at the World Trade Center collapse are developing a form of cancer often seen in much older people, in what one doctor calls the “third wave” of disorders to emerge from the Sept. 11 disaster. By Delthia Ricks, Newsday.

  • ENVIRONMENT
    Plan to clean air may kill ambience

    Regulation would limit wood-burning fireplace construction and use. By Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer.

  • GLOBAL WARMING
    Bush offers to take climate lead

    WASHINGTON – On the eve of a major international summit, President Bush proposed Thursday that the United States and the other nations that produce most of the gases responsible for global warming initiate a campaign to limit emissions and set long-term goals for reductions. By James Gerstenzang and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers.

  • GLOBAL WARMING
    NASA chief not worried about global warming

    The head of NASA, Michael D. Griffin, said Thursday that he was not sure whether global warming was “a long-term concern or not.” By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer.

  • FOOD SAFETY
    China speaks out on food safety

    Officials defend their nation’s record after scandals set off alarms around a world increasingly reliant on its exports. By Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer.

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