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June 28, 2011
The European Commission confirmed today that it is not seeking to develop a new body of legislation to manage risks presented by nanomaterials. Instead, it is planning for...
June 21, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added seven substances to the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program candidate list of...
June 20, 2011
A coalition that includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), state regulators, as well as...
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit last week dismissed a lawsuit filed last year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) seeking to compel the U.S. FDA...
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) has added eight substances to the 12th edition of its Report on Carcinogens, published June 10. Formaldehyde and a...
June 20, 2011
U.S. EPA has launched two chemicals databases covering toxicity and human exposure data for hundreds of substances. One database, ToxCastDB, focuses on forecasts toxicity of chemicals...
June 20, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R.) has signed into a law a bill requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process. The law requires companies...
June 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) has added eight substances to the 12th edition of its Report on Carcinogens, published June 10. Formaldehyde and a...
June 6, 2011
New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman says his office is preparing to file a lawsuit against the U.S. federal government for failure to conduct an environmental review of potential harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The lawsuit targets regulations proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC; West Trenton, NJ) allowing natural gas development in the area. Schneiderman says the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires environmental review of regulations that pose harm to human health or the environment....
June 6, 2011
The Chinese government say its Ministry of Health in China and five other government bodies have decided to ban the use of polycarbonate containing bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. Imports and sale of feeding bottles containing BPA will also be banned starting September 1, 2011, the government says. The public health notice has asked local food security inspectors to be vigilant against any violation of the ban....
June 6, 2011
Texas lawmakers have passed a bill that would require disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing. The  process, known as “fracking,” has generated...
June 6, 2011
China has banned imports of certain food products and additives from Taiwan following a warning from authorities in Taipei that they contain excessive amounts of di(2-ethylhexyl)...
June 6, 2011
The polycarbonate and bisphenol section of industry group Plastics Europe (Brussels) has emphatically rejected claims made by advocacy group the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR...
June 2, 2011
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is convening a series of teleconferences on potential changes to the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations...
May 31, 2011
New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman says his office is preparing to file a lawsuit against the federal government for failure to conduct an environmental review of...
May 31, 2011
The European Union (EU) Member State Committee (MSC) has identified seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are to be further evaluated for their potential harm to human...
May 25, 2011
Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) has challenged U.S. EPA’s 2012 budget request  for $1.24 billion for Superfund, saying the agency has more than $2 billion “at hand...
May 25, 2011
Actress Jessica Alba took the stage on Capitol Hill today to support Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D., NJ) 2011 bill aimed at overhauling the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...
May 23, 2011
U.S. EPA says it will delay the implementation schedule for its final rule limiting air toxic emissions from industrial boilers and is seeking additional public comment through July 15. EPA’s initial proposal for revised Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for industrial boilers had prompted intense criticism from industry and some lawmakers, resulting in substantial changes in the final rule. The complexity of those changes warrant additional opportunity for public comment, sources say. At issue are provisions in the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments that require EPA to reassess MACT standards every 10 years to determine if further restrictions are necessary to protect public health or the environment. EPA in 2006 determined no further restrictions were necessary, but environmental groups successfully sued the agency on the grounds the Bush Administration had not proven further controls were unnecessary....
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
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