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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Shows-BPA-Affects-Testosterone-Concentrations-in-Men_29039.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/New-Case-of-Melamine-Contaminated-Milk-Formula-Emerges-in-China_29010.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Takes-Action-on-HBCD-and-Benzidine_28911.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Sweeping-Changes-to-TSCA-Inventory-Rule_28807.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Contests-Science-EPA-Used-to-Back-BPA-Action-Plan_28809.html
August 12, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Changes-to-TSCA-Reporting-Requirements-Update_28742.html
August 3, 2010

The class action complaint alleges negligence, private nuisance, past and continuing trespass, past and continuing battery, and seeks compensation for medical monitoring.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Residents-Sue-BP-Nalco-for-Corexit-Exposure_28488.html
August 2, 2010

Industry representatives have asked lawmakers to consider further changes to the Democrat-sponsored bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying it would stifle innovation and create a safety standard that is nearly impossible to meet. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony on changes to the bill made since the release last April of a discussion draft. Since then, the negotiation process appears to have deepened the divide between industry and NGOs, which had initially said they would prefer to present a united front when working on revisions to the law. Environmentalists say industry’s position of being an advocate of reform has not been borne out during the negotiations.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Toxics-Reform-Bill-Seen-to-Stifle-Industry-and-Innovation_28484.html
August 2, 2010
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., NV) has added language to the recently introduced oil drilling accountability bill that would require companies involved in hydraulic fracturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-Leader-Adds-Chemical-Disclosure-Measure-to-Oil-Spill-Bill_28489.html
August 2, 2010
FDA says it has joined the Tox21 collaboration, which merges federal agency resources including research, funding and testing tools, to develop ways to predict how chemicals will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Joins-Chemical-Screening-Initiative_28496.html
July 29, 2010
Industry representatives today asked lawmakers to consider further changes to the Democrat-sponsored bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying it would stifle...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-Hears-Testimony-on-Changes-to-TSCA-Bill_28427.html
July 23, 2010
The legislation requires the industry to ensure the safety of its products as a condition for allowing them on the market, a profound change from the current law which requires EPA to prove a chemical is harmful before it can be restricted or banned....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-Overhaul-Introduced-in-House_28311.html
July 20, 2010
FDA says it has joined the Tox21 collaboration, which merges federal agency resources including research, funding and testing tools, to develop ways to predict how chemicals will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Joins-Tox21-Collaboration-to-Improve-Chemical-Screening_28160.html
July 19, 2010
A recent report by the American Cancer Society identifies gaps in research for 19 substances whose “potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved.” The report is designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Cancer-Researchers-List-Substances-of-Concern_28148.html
July 19, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) says it will delay until September its assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), originally due July 15. EFSA says the literature review...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Authorities-Delay-BPA-Review-Dismiss-Danish-Study-on-Low-Dose-Effects_28146.html
July 19, 2010
Key business groups are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration, seeking action on a slate of policy issues they say have the potential to restrain economic growth The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/CEOs-to-Obama-Regulatory-Uncertainty-Constrains-U-S-Industry_28139.html
July 15, 2010
The House of Representatives committee overseeing proposed reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) plans to introduce the formal bill July 22, with a hearing on the bill...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-Reform-Bill-Due-Out-Next-Week_28073.html
July 9, 2010
Rising concentrations of antidepressant drugs in coastal waters around the U.K. could be changing sea-life behaviour and potentially damage the food-chain, according to a new study...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Antidepressants-Entering-Aquatic-Ecosystems-No-Happy-Ending-in-Sight_27975.html
July 2, 2010

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would ban bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, infant cups, and baby food containers. The bill has cleared the Senate but must go back for consideration of several amendments. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R.) has not taken a position on the bill. Restrictions would take effect January 1, 2011.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Californias-BPA-Bill-Clears-Assembly_27820.html
July 2, 2010
EPA says the peer-reviewed results from its first round of toxicity testing on oil dispersants shows that none of the eight dispersants tested “displayed biologically significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Dispersants-Toxicity-Study-Indicates-Low-Risk-to-Aquatic-Life_27803.html
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