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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
September 12, 2011
Olin Chemical says it has stopped production its Charleston, TN chlor-alkali facility after mercury was spilled into a local river due to record-breaking rainfall. The excessive rain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Mercury-Spill-Halts-Production-at-Olin-Plant_37550.html
September 7, 2011
Key stakeholders meeting today with EPA will seek clarity and some revisions to the  agency’s plan for prioritizing chemicals. The agency’s proposal issued last month...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Stakeholders-Seek-Clarity-on-EPA-TSCA-Prioritization-Plan-Update_37417.html
September 7, 2011
ACC has drafted a proposed plan for EPA to use for prioritizing chemicals for review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The prioritization tool would emphasize...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Issues-Plan-for-Prioritizing-Chemicals-Under-TSCA_37390.html
September 2, 2011
Adidas has joined Nike and Puma in a pledge to phase out hazardous chemicals in the manufacture of their products. All three companies – the world’s largest three...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Running-with-it-Adidas-Joins-Nike-and-Puma-to-Phase-out-Discharge-of-Hazardous-Chemicals_37350.html
September 2, 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 the assessment will follow “as quickly as possible.” The agency’s decision to split the assessment into two sections follows SAB's release of its latest review of EPA's methodology. SAB says it generally endorses EPA's latest draft, but a dissenting member disagrees with the agency's carcinogenicity determination....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-to-Release-Dioxin-Reassessment-in-Early-2012_37337.html
September 1, 2011
Researchers say a recent study of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants indicates a link between a mother’s higher level of brominated flame retardants and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Links-Penta-BDE-with-Decrease-in-Birth-Weight_37334.html
August 29, 2011
EPA is seeking feedback on a plan for prioritizing chemicals targeted for enhanced scrutiny under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The plan, or “discussion guide,” is a revised approach to the Chemical Action Plans, which EPA initiated in early 2010 and were seen as an important tool for strengthening EPA’s chemicals management program. The new approach has generated some concern among industry representatives that the proposed methodology would generate a large initial list of chemicals that would be stigmatized, despite EPA’s assurance that such a listing would not “in itself” mean the substance is considered to pose a risk....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Seeks-Comment-on-Revised-Approach-to-Chemical-Action-Plans_37239.html
August 29, 2011
ACC and other business groups say the Obama administration’s final plans for streamlining federal regulations are helpful but not enough to mitigate the regulatory burdens that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Obamas-Regulatory-Streamlining-Fails-to-Reassure-Industry-Groups_37242.html
August 25, 2011
EPA is seeking feedback on a new plan the agency is considering for prioritizing chemicals it will target for enhanced scrutiny under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Floats-Revised-Plan-for-Chemicals-Prioritization-Under-TSCA_37102.html
August 11, 2011
U.S. EPA has announced changes to its chemical data reporting rule (CDR) in which companies must submit critical information more frequently and in electronic form. Companies will need...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Revises-Chemical-Reporting-Rule_36862.html
August 1, 2011
U.S. EPA has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on requiring toxicity testing for bisphenol A (BPA). The agency is considering requiring testing on organisms including amphibians at sensitive life stages, birds over multiple generations, and aquatic invertebrate species. It is also considering environmental testing in areas near significant points of release, including manufacturing facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Officials-Consider-BPA-Testing-Rule_36561.html
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