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July 1, 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...
July 1, 2010
Global demand for virgin activated carbon is set to increase by 9.9%/year to 1.7 million m.t. in 2014, according to a report by Freedonia (Cleveland, OH), a market research group. The...
June 30, 2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. FDA to act on NRDC’s October 2008 petition seeking to compel FDA to restrict...
June 24, 2010
The European Union’s (EU) Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation, which requires chemical companies to relabel their products according to new criteria and in...
June 22, 2010
A study published by Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Germany’s federal environment agency, has identified potential hazards associated with the use of bisphenol A (BPA). Industry groups say the study goes against established safety assessments by European agencies. Producers and users of BPA in the European Union (EU) are required to submit human health and environment data for the substance by November 30, 2010 under obligations to the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. UBA says it will “scrutinize this [Reach] dossier and then take decisions on which additional efficient measures for the protection of human health and environment are possible and necessary.”...
June 22, 2010
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) is inviting interested parties to comment on a proposal put forward by the French government to ban the use of lead and its derivatives...
June 22, 2010
EPA has suspended work on four of its cancer risk assessments after a National Toxicology Program report identified concerns about research conducted by an Italian laboratory Ramazzini...
June 22, 2010
U.S. EPA has asked lawmakers to reinstate the Superfund tax charged to oil and chemical companies that expired December 31, 1995. In an unusual move, EPA sent a letter and draft...
June 21, 2010
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added eight chemical substances to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Chemicals that feature on...
June 17, 2010
Maria Delgado Saborit, a young scientist from the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, U.K.), has won the 2010 Long-range Research Initiative’s (LRI) annual Innovative Science...
June 15, 2010
EPA has suspended work on four of its cancer risk assessments after a National Toxicology Program (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) report identified concerns about research conducted...
June 14, 2010
A study published by Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Germany’s federal environment agency, has identified potential hazards associated with the use of bisphenol A (BPA). UBA published its...
May 24, 2010
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC; Washington) discredited the report and called its statements on labeling misleading....
May 24, 2010
BP says it is unable to comply with EPA’s May 20 directive to “identify and use a less toxic and more effective dispersant” than Nalco’s Corexit to help break apart oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP says that Corexit is the only dispersant immediately available in large enough quantities. EPA gave BP 72 hours to identify and begin using a new dispersant, a timeline that BP is unrealistic given the amount of time it would take to stockpile and apply the necessary amount....
May 24, 2010
EPA has released its latest draft dioxin review detailing the agency’s response to recommendations issued years ago by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington). NAS in 2006...
May 24, 2010
A recent report by a coalition of nongovernmental groups (NGOs), National Workgroup for Safe Markets (NWSM), says a review of canned goods indicates consumers are exposed to what the...
May 21, 2010
A new report conducted by public health coalition National Workgroup for Safe Markets (NWSM) has shown dangerously high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned goods. According to the...
May 20, 2010
The European Commission says it is making progress in collaborating with national chemical regulators around the world to share best practise on chemicals regulation and promote...
May 18, 2010
The chemical industry and the government in Germany say they have agreed to work together to improve the level of knowledge relating to the presence of industrial chemicals in the...
May 17, 2010
The European Brominated Flame Retardant Industry Panel (EBFLRIP; Brussels), a group within Cefic, says ChemSec's arguments lack scientific merit....
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