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November 24, 2010
Metabolomics isn’t a field of science that many in the chemicals industry are familiar with, but it’s about to become a significant one for the sector. The metabolome is...
November 23, 2010
DuPont has agreed to settle a West Virginia class action lawsuit for $70 million, including periodic medical testing and check-ups for plaintiffs for a period of 30 years. DuPont...
November 23, 2010
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) says it is developing a renewable-based replacement for perfluoronated acrylic polymers used to provide oil and grease...
November 22, 2010
EPA has proposed a list of 134 substances to screen for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The agency also has proposed draft policies that it will use to order the testing process, minimize duplicative testing, and to promote equitable cost-sharing. Public comments are due December 17. Companies producing listed chemicals will receive test orders next year "to compel them to generate data to determine whether their chemicals may disrupt the estrogen, androgen and thyroid pathways of the endocrine system," the agency says....
November 22, 2010
Cefic has disclosed that it will fund six new research projects to further scientific understanding about the environmental and human health impact of chemicals. The projects are part of Cefic’s Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) which has been running for more than 10 years at a cost of about €4 million ($5.5 million)/year. The projects selected are designed to address four critical areas of scientific methodology; scientific tools for enabling the acceptance of new technologies; understanding about the effects of mixtures of chemicals; and the health threats posed by the inhalation of certain chemicals, says Bruno Hubesch, program manager/Cefic LRI....
November 22, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley said last week that industry will not back away from efforts to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) despite changes in control of Congress...
November 22, 2010
An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein (D....
November 19, 2010
An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein...
November 9, 2010
The Chinese government says it aims to cut dioxin emissions in the country by 10% in the next five years. China has over 10,000 enterprises in 17 key industries discharging dioxin, the...
November 9, 2010
EPA has issued a subpoena to Halliburton due to the company's refusal to voluntarily submit data related to chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process used for...
November 9, 2010
Written by Richard P. Hubner, president of The Sapphire Group (Bethesda, MD)  and his colleagues. The Sapphire Group is a risk management consulting firm. California is known for...
November 8, 2010
A study by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Foundation (Oakland, CA) has found that bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure adversely impacts sperm quality in men. The study of 218 Chinese...
October 25, 2010
The U.S. EPA has outlined five goals, including ensuring safe chemicals management and taking action on climate change, for its five-year plan for 2011-2016. The other goals are protecting water, advancing sustainable development and community clean-up, and enforcing environmental laws. The goals for climate change include reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency and other measures....
October 25, 2010
Investment and environmental groups Green Century Funds (Boston) and As You Sow (San Francisco) have issued a consumer “report card” tallying food, beverage and retail companies’ commitment to phasing out bisphenol A (BPA). The “Seeking Safer Packaging 2010” report gives the highest scores to companies that have begun using BPA-free can lining for certain products and that have a timeline for eliminating BPA from all of its packaging products. Some of the largest corporations, including Coca-Cola, Del Monte, and Walmart, were among the lowest ranked firms because they “do not commit to phasing out the chemical, are not funding the exploration of substitutes, and fail to sufficiently disclose information about how they are addressing consumer concerns on the issue.”...
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....
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