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Category: Toxics
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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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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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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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Students take the lead in campus mental health programs 8.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Conversations about mental health are changing on college campuses, thanks to students.
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PART 2: EPA rams through its reckless review scheme for new chemicals under TSCA, your health be damned 6.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. I blogged 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 put the health of the public, workers and the […]
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Families speak out on trichloroethylene exposure: It’s time for EPA to act on TCE 2.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Samantha Lovell is a Project Specialist. Lindsay McCormick, is a Project Manager. Today, families from across the country came to Washington, DC to tell lawmakers how the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) has impacted their lives. TCE is a known human carcinogen that is toxic to the immune system and kidney, and can cause fetal heart damage […]
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EPA rams through its reckless review scheme for new chemicals under TSCA, your health be damned 2.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Overruling the recommendations of its own longtime professional staff, political appointees at EPA have begun green-lighting new chemicals to enter commerce using an approach that shows contempt for the letter and intent of the 2016 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EDF blogged recently about the […]
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Sick kids, hazardous classrooms: The solution requires better planning for Philly's schools | Opinion 31.7.2018 Philly.com News
The magnitude of what's at stake - our children's future - should compel us to work with our school districts, not against them.
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NJ finds 'chemicals of emerging concern' in some recreational fishing waters 20.7.2018 Philly.com News
There is growing national interest in perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, chemical compounds once used to treat non-stick cookware, as well as put in firefighting foam, stain-resistance clothing and food packaging.
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The next BPA? Why businesses must get ahead of hormone-disrupting chemicals 20.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Toxic substances are found throughout supply chains; here’s how to take action to keep your customers — and your business — safe.
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EPA undermines its own proposal for more protective dust-lead hazard standards 19.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director On July 2, 2018, in response to a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule[1] tightening its standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills for housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. The agency declined to lower the standard for lead in […]
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Trump’s EPA pivots yet again on reviews of new chemicals under TSCA, leaving public and worker health in the dust 17.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. EDF has learned from multiple sources that political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are on the verge of taking yet another huge lurch away from what the 2016 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require when EPA reviews the safety of new chemicals prior […]
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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A family of chemicals -- known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases -- has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
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“It Isn’t Just Flint.” How the Next Water Crisis Could Happen Anywhere. 9.7.2018 Mother Jones
You may think you know the story of what happened in Flint, Michigan. When Flint, under the direction of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, the people in the mostly lower-income, black city almost immediately began noticing problems—discoloration, unexplained rashes, and illnesses. It took […]
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How circular innovation is creating business opportunities 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Take timber and denim, for example.
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How Pruitt's EPA finds a dangerous chemical is safe: Ignore most exposures to it 5.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. The 2016 Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded and enhanced Congress’ vision for how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should evaluate and mitigate the potential risks of chemicals.   The original TSCA was intended to encompass the full lifecycles of chemicals, from manufacturing to […]
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Northfield says 1 million gallons of wastewater entered Cannon River from treatment plant 4.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
From Northfield News: The city of Northfield Tuesday issued an advisory to the public to avoid direct contact with the Cannon River downstream of Northfield after a broken PVC pipe at the city's treatment plant caused approximately 1 million gallons of wastewater to pour into the river.
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