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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.


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...
July 2, 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...
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...
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