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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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A toxic fungal threat is encroaching on global food supply chains 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shifting climates are encouraging these pests and diseases to flourish.
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It’s time to close EPA’s harmful new air toxics loophole 3.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was co-authored by EDF Legal Fellow Surbhi Sarang Earlier this year EPA created a pollution loophole that would allow industrial facilities to increase their emissions of toxic air pollutants like benzene, creating a huge risk to public health. This week EDF and a coalition of seven other environmental, environmental justice, and public health […]
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Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 2.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other air toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Fast-forward several decades to 2012, the year my first daughter was born, and we finally had the […]
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Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market? 29.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market?
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Minneapolis community funds focus on lead poisoning, asthma 26.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A gathering Thursday in Minneapolis seeks ideas on how to spend $600,000 for outreach and helping at-risk families get help.
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FDA shows 'real cost' of vaping with new ad campaign 20.9.2018 Philly.com News
The ad campaign is aimed at 10.7 million kids ages 12 to 17, who have used or are willing to try e-cigarettes.
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The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making 19.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making
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Measuring progress to SDGs with a chemicals management survey 19.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We worry about our carbon footprints. What about our chemical footprints?
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Almost one in 11 U.S. tweens and teens vape cannabis 17.9.2018 Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in 11 American middle and high school students have used cannabis in e-cigarettes, a study suggests.
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Global health regulators find second toxin in common heart drug 14.9.2018 Reuters Health
European and North American regulators have found a second toxin that may cause cancer in humans in a commonly used blood pressure drug made by Chinese firm Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd.
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N.J. is first state to regulate toxic PFNAs in drinking water 5.9.2018 Philly.com News
Currently, there are no federal standards for the compound. In fact, the EPA under the Trump administration officials sought to block the release in June of a federal study showing the same class of chemicals that contaminated water supplies near military bases and other areas would cause a "public relations nightmare."
Insulin's high cost leads to lethal rationing 1.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Diabetic ketoacidosis is how Nicole Smith-Holt lost her son. Three days before his payday. Because he couldn't afford his insulin. "It shouldn't have happened," Smith-Holt says looking down at her son's death certificate on her dining room table in Richfield, Minn.
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A Tale of Two Public Health Crises 1.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Lead in water in Flint vs. lead paint poisoning in New York City.
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Penn's experimental gene therapy saves night vision in dogs, paving the way for human tests 21.8.2018 Philly.com News
In dogs, Penn's gene therapy was effective against a form of retinal disease that progressively causes blindness.
EDF files extensive comments critical of EPA’s problem formulations for the first 10 chemicals being reviewed under TSCA 17.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF files extensive comments critical of EPA’s problem formulations for the first 10 chemicals being reviewed under TSCA
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This EPA has a blatant double standard when it comes to transparency on new chemicals under TSCA 15.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. I’ve blogged extensively over the past year about the Trump EPA’s moves to dismantle health-protective reviews of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  A remarkable feature of those moves is that they have been cast as an effort to improve transparency in the new chemicals […]
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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Can we collaborate our way to safer chemicals? 10.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Can we collaborate our way to safer chemicals?
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PART 3: EPA rams through its reckless review scheme for new chemicals under TSCA, your health be damned 9.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Part 1               Part 2               Part 3 I’ve been blogging over the last week about how political appointees at EPA are starting to clear new chemicals to enter commerce based on a new – apparently unwritten and certainly not public – review process that ignores the law and will […]
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