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March 28, 2011
A Maine legislative committee has voted unanimously to restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers beginning in 2012. The move was first endorsed last December...
March 28, 2011
Eastman Chemical announced that it will discontinue production of two of its ortho -phthalate plasticizers―diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate (DBP)―by the end of 2011, saying they no longer form part of its “strategic growth plans or vision of the future.” Phthalates have been subject to increasing regulatory and public scrutiny after studies linked exposure to endocrine disruption....
March 28, 2011
The potential of shale gas, as well as possible regulatory barriers, were on the short list of subjects at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association's (NPRA) 36th annual...
March 28, 2011
Proposed legislative changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and concerns over EPA’s use of TSCA authority to increase management of certain chemicals, took center...
March 16, 2011
Eastman announced today that it will discontinue production of two of its ortho-phthalate plasticizers, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), by the end of 2011, saying they no longer form part of its "strategic growth plans or vision of the future.”...
March 14, 2011
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced a bill to reinstate taxes charged to oil and chemical companies to help fund the federal Superfund toxic waste cleanup program...
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
February 28, 2011
Experts anticipate that advances in risk assessment will take a lot of the uncertainty out of regulatory requirements. The change is occurring because systems biology, “a heartbeat away from systems toxicology,” will facilitate a move away from tests on laboratory animals and toward increased use of tests using human cell-based systems, experts say. Risk21, a consortium of scientists, academia, officials and industry, was formed a little over a year ago to help shape, define and promote adoption of new methods of risk assessment....
February 28, 2011
EPA has issued a court-ordered final rule for reducing air toxics emissions from industrial boilers. However, because the final rule differs significantly from the agency’s...
February 23, 2011
EPA has issued a court-ordered final rule for reducing air toxics emissions from industrial boilers. However, because the final rule differs significantly from the agency’s...
February 17, 2011
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) says California’s rule for identifying hazard traits is confusing and exceeds the state’s authority vested by the statute...
February 14, 2011
EPA says it will create the first national standard to regulate perchlorate in drinking water based on research indicating the chemical disrupts hormone production. The decision to...
February 14, 2011
EPA says it has notified five companies that the identities of 14 chemicals are not eligible for confidential treatment. The substances are associated with a number of health and...
February 14, 2011
The hearing by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) earlier this month is an indication that he intends to pursue a bill despite...
February 10, 2011
Antimicrobial ingredients are facing increased regulatory and public scrutiny over concerns that they could be damaging to the environment, disruptive to the human endocrine system, and may encourage drug-resistance....
January 28, 2011
A federal court has rejected EPA’s request for an 18-month extension for mandating additional reductions in air toxics from industrial boilers. The January 20 decision gives EPA...
January 21, 2011
A federal court has rejected EPA’s request for an 18 month extension to its deadline for issuing a rule for reducing air toxics from industrial boilers, giving it 30 days...
January 20, 2011
Legislators for an estimated 30 states have plans to take up bills that would restrict chemicals, and several states are planning comprehensive state chemical laws, state lawmakers and...
January 18, 2011
A study by researchers from the University of California (San Francisco), has found that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. contain 43 hazardous chemicals – some of which are...
January 18, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), says that the 3.1 million Classification and Labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications that it received by the January 3 deadline...
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