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January 22, 2013
Limited Brands (Columbus, OH), owner of underwear labels Victoria's Secret and La Senza, says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Limited-Brands-joins-Greenpeaces-Detox-campaign_49183.html
January 21, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says the US launch of its Enlist herbicide-tolerant corn trait technology will be delayed because the company is still waiting for regulatory approval.  If...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Delayed-regulatory-approval-postpones-introduction-of-Dow-GM-corn_49174.html
January 21, 2013
The US chemical industry is concerned that the regulatory framework in the United States  could impede the growth anticipated from competitive cost position due to shale gas, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-seeks-changes-to-TSCA-that-ensure-growth-innovation_49177.html
January 21, 2013
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional member of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-names-nominees-for-formaldehyde-peer-review-panel_49172.html
January 17, 2013
 The US chemical industry is concerned that the regulatory framework in the United States  could impede the growth anticipated from competitive cost position due to shale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-US-needs-regulatory-changes-that-ensure-growth-innovation_49053.html
January 16, 2013
A recent evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) says it has found certain gaps in data related to the analysis of potential adverse effects of neonicotinoid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-authorities-seek-more-safety-data-on-neonicotinoid-pesticides_49009.html
January 15, 2013
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional members of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NTP-forms-peer-review-committee-for-formaldehyde_48984.html
January 7, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 54 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list of substances for authorization under the European Union's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-adds-54-substances-to-Reach-candidate-list_48795.html
January 7, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected industry’s request for a full court rehearing of four landmark greenhouse gas (GHG) legal cases dealing with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Appeals-court-rejects-industry-petition-for-rehearing-in-key-GHG-case_48793.html
January 7, 2013
US EPA has proposed a rule that would revise labeling requirements for certain active and inert ingredients in minimum risk pesticides. The proposal applies to products that EPA may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-officials-propose-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48791.html
January 7, 2013
EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments for five chemicals used in household products, a move that represents a significant step in defining EPA’s approach to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-proposes-draft-risk-plans-for-five-chemicals_48765.html
January 7, 2013
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Maine-DEP-recommends-board-reject-BPA-petition_48764.html
January 7, 2013
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that about 9 m.t. of aniline leaked from a plant owned by Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group (Lucheng, Shanxi...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Aniline-leak-in-China-cuts-off-citys-water-supply_48763.html
January 7, 2013
US EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says that she will leave the agency after President Obama’s State of the Union address later this month. Jackson, who on December 28 informed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lisa-Jackson-steps-down-from-top-post-at-EPA_48787.html
January 7, 2013
EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments for five chemicals used in household products, a move that represents a significant step in defining EPA’s approach to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-proposes-risk-assessment-plans-for-five-chemicals_48759.html
January 7, 2013
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Maine-DEP-recommends-rejection-of-citizen-BPA-petition_48736.html
January 7, 2013
Washington state's outgoing governor, Chris Gregoire (D.), has been added to the list of contenders for the top job at EPA, and President Obama is "about to nominate"...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Obama-plans-to-nominate-outgoing-Governor-Gregoire-to-lead-EPA_48755.html
January 7, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Researchers-say-new-study-unable-to-replicate-certain-BPA-findings_48762.html
January 4, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Researchers-fail-to-duplicate-study-linking-BPA-to-obesity-diabetes_48734.html
January 2, 2013
US EPA has proposed a rule that would revise labeling requirements for certain active and inert ingredients in minimum risk pesticides. The proposal applies to products that EPA may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-proposes-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48685.html
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