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October 14, 2011
The House last night voted 275-142 to pass a bill that would postpone implementation of proposed technology-based rules for limiting emissions from industrial boilers. Relief from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-Passes-Bill-Blocking-EPAs-Boiler-MACT-Rule_38308.html
October 10, 2011
ACC is asking the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations so it is clear that bisphenol A (BPA) may not be used in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA regulation at issue governs the use of polycarbonates in food contact materials and currently does not prohibit BPA in baby bottles or sippy cups. The decision to seek the amendment is an attempt by ACC to redirect the public dialogue on consumer product safety and BPA, one of the thorniest issues the industry has had to face related to public perception....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Asks-FDA-to-Revise-BPA-Regulations_38216.html
October 10, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown (D.) has signed a bill restricting bisphenol A (BPA) in certain children’s products beginning July 2013. The restrictions will apply to bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Governor-Signs-Bill-to-Restrict-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_38208.html
October 10, 2011
France’s Health Minister Xavier Bertrand  says a recent report by the nation’s food safety agency Anses (Paris) has convinced him to support a proposal that would ban...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Health-Minister-Backs-Frances-Proposed-BPA-Restrictions_38202.html
October 10, 2011
Composite manufacturers represented by the Styrene Information Research Center (SIRC) have asked the Obama administration to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) review of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Seeks-Review-of-Styrene-RoC-Listing_38215.html
October 10, 2011
French national food safety agency Anses (Paris) has determined in a research paper that adverse health effects from bisphenol A (BPA) have “been proven in animals and suspected...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/French-Food-Safety-Agency-Finds-Adverse-BPA-Effects-at-Low-Doses_38204.html
October 10, 2011
France’s Health Minister Xavier Bertrand  says a recent report by the nation’s food safety agency Anses (Paris) has convinced him to support a proposal that would ban...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Frances-Health-Minister-Backs-Proposal-to-Ban-BPA-in-All-Food-Packaging_38191.html
October 10, 2011
ACC is asking the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations to state that bisphenol A (BPA) may not be used in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA regulation at issue governs the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Petitions-FDA-to-Modify-Regulations-for-Polycarbonate-Resins_38176.html
October 6, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown (D.) has signed a bill restricting bisphenol A (BPA) in certain children’s products beginning July 2013. The restrictions will apply to bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Governor-Signs-Bill-Restricting-BPA_38073.html
October 4, 2011
The French national food safety agency Anses (Paris) says it has determined adverse health effects from bisphenol A (BPA) have “been proven in animals and suspected in humans...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/French-Authorities-Find-Adverse-BPA-Effects-Even-at-Low-Levels-of-Exposure_38001.html
September 28, 2011
EPA has released its final health hazard assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE), characterizing it as “carcinogenic to humans and as a human noncancer health hazard.” ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Releases-Final-Health-Assessment-for-Trichloroethylene_37936.html
September 27, 2011
Composite manufacturers represented by the Styrene Information Research Center (SIRC) have asked the Obama administration to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) review of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Seeks-NAS-Review-of-RoCs-Styrene-Listing_37907.html
September 26, 2011
Researchers at Brown University say male mice born to mothers with in utero exposure to moderate or high doses of bisphenol A (BPA) did not show adverse reproductive effects. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Indicates-BPA-Exposure-Causes-No-Adverse-Effects-in-Male-Mice_37887.html
September 26, 2011
Researchers at Brown University say male mice born to mothers with in utero exposure to moderate or high doses of bisphenol A (BPA) did not show adverse reproductive effects. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-BPA-Exposure-Poses-No-Harm-to-Male-Mice_37867.html
September 26, 2011
Opinion Article by Ragnar Lofstedt PhD, Professor and Director, Kings Centre for Risk Management Department of Geography, King’s College, London.   Since the early...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Risk-Versus-Hazard-EU-Requires-a-Fundamental-Rethink-of-Risk-Policy_37786.html
September 19, 2011
A study by U.S. researchers has found indications that synthetic carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) at relatively low environmental exposure rates could have an adverse impact on living cells...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Carbon-Nanotubes-Study-Indicates-they-Can-Damage-Biological-Barriers-in-People_37668.html
September 12, 2011
California legislators have passed a bill that would ban bisphenol A (BPA) in certain children’s products beginning July 2013. It would also require manufacturers to use the least toxic alternatives to BPA in relevant applications. Moves by other U.S. states to ban BPA have increased in the past year, but restrictions in California, if approved by the governor, would have an a more dramatic impact on U.S. Moves by other U.S. states to ban BPA have become increasingly common, but restrictions in California, if approved by the governor, would have an a more dramatic impact on U.S. commerce....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Bill-Restricting-BPA-Heads-to-Governors-Desk_37551.html
September 12, 2011
Key stakeholders meeting last week with EPA are seeking clarity and some revisions to the agency’s recently revised plan for prioritizing chemicals for review under the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Meets-With-Stakeholders-on-TSCA-Prioritization_37569.html
September 12, 2011
EPA says it will divide its long-awaited final dioxin reassessment into two parts, and release the noncancer portion of the analysis by the end of January 2012. The cancer portion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Dioxin-Reassessment-Slated-for-Release-by-January_37567.html
September 12, 2011
A study by researchers at Columbia University links prenatal exposure to certain phthalates with a significant decrease in children’s motor and behavioral function at age 3. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Links-Higher-Prenatal-Phthalates-Exposure-to-Motor-Behavioral-Problems_37564.html
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