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October 25, 2010
More than a dozen Senate Democrats have joined the call for EPA to revise air pollution regulations governing hazardous air pollutant emissions from industrial boilers, a requirement...
October 12, 2010
A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) advisory panel has concluded there is no scientific data to support revising its Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. EFSA’s review of BPA examines studies conducted between 2007 and July 2010, and determines that those studies showing potential adverse health effects linked to BPA exposure in laboratory animals could not be considered valid due to methodological shortcomings. However, a minority opinion by one panel member states that the current TDI should be considered temporary and that more robust data is needed to reduce the uncertainties of the current TDI....
October 1, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) has concluded it could not identify any new evidence that would lead it to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for...
September 27, 2010
A Dow Chemical researcher is on EPA’s “short list” of potential panelists for an advisory committee to provide external expertise to EPA’s as it conducts a two-year study on...
September 23, 2010
A Dow Chemical researcher is on EPA’s “short list” of potential panelists for an advisory committee to provide external expertise to EPA’s as it conducts a...
September 13, 2010
U.S. EPA says it has asked nine natural gas services providers to voluntarily disclose data on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. EPA says the data is integral to a broad scientific study now underway by the agency to determine whether hydraulic fracturing has an impact on water quality for residents living in the vicinity of hydraulic fracturing wells. EPA's voluntary submission request suggests that there could be legal consequences for those firms which do not cooperate, however....
September 13, 2010
Socma says it is asking Congress and the Obama Administration to “cease, for the remainder of the year, further consideration or advancement” of legislation, including the Toxic...
September 13, 2010
New York officials will begin requiring manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the state to disclose product ingredients, according the Alexander Grannis, commissioner of New...
August 31, 2010
European Union member states Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands have proposed that 11 chemicals should be classified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and become candidates...
August 30, 2010
Amvac says that EPA based the stop sale order on the grounds that the company did not identify trace impurities in the required “confidential statement of formula.” Amvac also says that EPA has known about the impurities for more than 20 years but only now is saying that those impurities may have toxicological significance....
August 30, 2010
ACC says EPA’s proposed technology-based standard for industrial boilers is flawed because it relies on faulty data related to emissions from the “best performing...
August 30, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
August 30, 2010
EPA has released action plans on benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), as well as nonylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), outlining proposed restrictions on the...
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer.     In a highly anticipated new...
August 30, 2010
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has filed action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking emergency and injunctive relief from a recent EPA...
August 26, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
August 25, 2010
Chinese police have seized 227 m.t. of melamine-contaminated milk formula, according to information disseminated by RX-360 (Washington), a supply-chain organization. Police reportedly...
August 19, 2010
EPA today released action plans on benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), as well as nonpylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), outlining proposed restrictions on...
August 16, 2010
EPA has proposed changes to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reporting requirements that would increase the amount and frequency of data required by the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule. The proposal would increase public disclosure by limiting the information that can be treated as confidential, increase the frequency and content of required data, and require manufacturers and importers to submit information electronically, EPA says. Comments are due October 25....
August 16, 2010
ACC has petitioned EPA seeking changes to its Chemical Action Plan for bipshenol A (BPA). ACC says EPA did not follow its own guidelines that scientific information be “accurate...
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