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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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The Trump EPA is throwing workers facing risks from new TSCA chemicals under the bus 21.2.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. We have blogged before (see here and here) about the steps initiated in mid-2018 by the Trump EPA to weaken new chemical reviews under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – rendering them even less health-protective than under TSCA prior to the 2016 reforms enacted in the Lautenberg […]
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Toxic Black Snow Blankets Siberia's Coal Mining Region 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Eerie images shared online show the shocking impact of coal mining.
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Beer and Wine Could Be Contaminated with Arsenic 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists tested beer and wine and found they contained potentially dangerous heavy metals.
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This L.A. couple has seen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 24 times: ‘It’s two hours of freedom’ 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Karin Dicker and Steven Sarott first saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Halloween night. When the credits rolled, Dicker turned to her husband of 22 years and said, “Let’s see it again.”

They did just that the following Saturday, and they’ve returned to theaters once or twice a week — 24 times as of President’s...

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Today: The Toxic Defender 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A scientist’s disputed theory that low doses of toxic chemicals are good for people could become U.S. policy.


The Toxic Defender

Are low levels of pollution and radiation good for you? For decades, Massachusetts toxicologist Ed Calabrese has agitated for a public health standard suggesting...

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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation |
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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Toxins From Household Materials Found in Children 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Potentially harmful toxins known as SVOCs are ubiquitous in indoor environments.
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Payments to 9/11 Victims To Be Cut In Half 17.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
According to Rupa Bhattacharyya, the special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, claims filed before Feb. 2 will be awarded at 50 percent of their value. Claims after that date will be awarded at 30 percent of their value.
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How the Trump Administration Pulled Back on Regulating Toxic Chemicals 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments

Pressured by Congress, EPA moves to limit highly toxic chemicals found in drinking water 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the agency...

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Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use.

“Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead...

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EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.
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Arsenic in Your Fruit Juice? Tests Say Yes. 14.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Are there heavy metals lurking in your fruit juice?

Yes, according to a recent analysis by Consumer Reports (CR). CR tested 45 fruit juices in four popular flavors—apple, grape, pear and fruit blends—sold in the U.S. and found “elevated levels” of arsenic, cadmium and lead.

The levels were “concerning,” according to CR. Even more worrisome? Toxic heavy metals were found in nearly half of the juices tested.

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Two Palestinians Gassed to Death In Gaza Tunnel 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
39-year-old Hamas officer, Abdul Hamid al-Aker, and 28-year-old Sobhi Abu Qarshin were killed by the fumes.
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GOP Lawmaker Wants Porn Declared Health Crisis 9.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Representative Michelle Udall believes porn impacts health and encourages violence.
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EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 8.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation |
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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