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September 7, 2007
The National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) will begin a comprehensive management review of two agencies in charge of evaluating potential adverse effects of chemicals on...
September 7, 2007
Bayer CropScience says its new pyrasulfotole-based cereal herbicide has been granted regulatory approval from EPA. The company says the herbicide, sold under the brand name Huskie...
August 27, 2007
Environmental Defense (ED; New York) gives EPA and industry poor marks for complying with obligations made under the voluntary high production volume (HPV) program. Final submissions...
August 27, 2007
EPA has determined the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and two other closely related chemicals do not merit the agency’s special review. “Because the...
August 27, 2007
New data indicating possible adverse health effects from low doses of bisphenol a (BPA) have recently been posted online in three separate papers by the journal Reproductive...
August 21, 2007
EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology has published a list of 340 chemicals that it will evaluate using high throughput screening bioassays, or hundreds of rapid...
August 21, 2007
An explosion at Synthron’s Morganton, NC specialty chemical plant last year that killed one worker and injured several others was the result of “inadequate management of...
August 9, 2007
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (Nacaa; Washington), formerly Stappa/Alapco, issued a report on global warming policy last week, citing the recent United Nations...
August 9, 2007
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) told lawmakers last week that increased requirements for renewable fuels, including ethanol blends, could...
August 9, 2007
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict the use of phthalates in some children’s products, and another that would ban popcorn flavoring agent diacetyl...
August 8, 2007
A key concern with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final chemical plant security rule is the list of chemicals and respective thresholdsthat will trigger compliance...
August 7, 2007
DOE says it will invest up to $375 million to fund three bioenergy research centers for the first five years of operation. The three research centers are: DOE BioEnergy Science Center...
August 7, 2007
New Jersey governor Jon Corzine (D.) has signed into law the U.S.’s most ambitious state greenhouse gas-reduction law, which mandates a 16% reduction from 2006 levels by 2020...
August 7, 2007
The first of several personal injury lawsuits filed by Central American banana workers against companies including Amvac, Dow Chemical, and Dole Fresh Fruit is poised to go to trial in...
August 7, 2007
The European Union (EU) has cleared the way for one of the region’s first approvals of a genetically modified (GM) food since 1998. BASF’s application for EU cultivation of...
August 7, 2007
The European Court of First Instance (Luxembourg) has ruled that the herbicide paraquat should never have been approved for use in the European Union (EU). The decision by the court...
August 7, 2007
The U.S. Business Roundtable (Washington), a multi-industry group of more than 160 firms including DuPont and ExxonMobil, has recommended that companies “take action” and...
August 7, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) has raised concerns about changes to the National Institute for Environmental Health Services’ (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park...
August 7, 2007
Lawmakers in the Massachusetts House and Senate are considering bills that would phase out the manufacture, use, or sale of 10 substances, unless manufacturers can prove there are no...
August 7, 2007
A Milwaukee jury rejected the city’s bid to recover roughly $53 million from former lead-based paintmaker NL Industries (Dallas, TX) for health and cleanup costs associated with...
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