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Maine releases list of “chemicals of high concern

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 30, 2009)

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), working with theMaine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MCDC), recently published a list of“Chemicals of High Concern,” which includes approximately 1,700 chemical entries. Maine’slaw on Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products mandated creation of the list. According to theMDEP ...

Chemical Contamination Concerns in the Wake of Hurricane Irene

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Sep. 1, 2011)

Hurricane Irene left a path of death and destruction across 11 states from North Carolina to Maine.   At least 38 people lost their lives and thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged.  A large number of these damaged properties are the result of floods, heavy rains and tidal surges. The storm hit some of the most densely ...

Concern grows about chemical found in consumer products

by Environmental News Network  (Jun. 3, 2008)

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used to make polycarbonate and epoxy plastics, has come under fire recently for its status as an endocrine disruptor. The chemical is commonly used as an ingredient in consumer products, particularly reusable water bottles, baby bottles, plastic dishware, tooth fillings, and canned-food liners. It also appears in ...

Proposed rules on chemicals of concern, chemical identity pulled from OMB Review

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 9, 2013)

The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the identity of chemicals they would like to make or sell in the United States. EPA withdrew the proposed rules from the Office of Management and ...

Gas alarm system protects waste treatment staff

by Air Monitors Ltd.  (May 27, 2016)

The human nose is particularly sensitive to Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S); a highly offensive odorous gas, reminiscent of rotten eggs. With an odour threshold between 0.005 ppm and 1.5ppm, relatively low levels of Hydrogen Sulphide can result in complaints if industrial plants generate exposure at these levels. A chemical waste treatment plant in the UK ...

Noise Pollution Fears Raised at Fracking Planning Meeting

by Cirrus Research plc  (May 24, 2016)

Fears of noise pollution, water contamination and even potential earthquakes were all aired at a contentious 2-day hearing this week. Would councillors eventually approved fracking to take place in North Yorkshire? Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, after councillors in a majority vote (7-4) gave ...

Fracking water quality concerns

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Aug. 9, 2010)

The extraction of natural gas from deep shale formation requires the use of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking', which involves injecting water and chemicals to rupture deep shale. A predicted boom in Michigan has raised public concerns about water supply, use and contamination. A new natural gas exploration and production boom could be ...

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 29, 2015)

The IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses tetrachloroethylene, more commonly known as PERC, and potential exposure concerns. PERC is a manufactured chemical that has been used for dry cleaning purposes, as a chemical intermediate, metal ...

Dangerous Chemicals from Vinyl Flooring & Wallpaper Raise Concerns

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Oct. 21, 2010)

EMSL Analytical provides phthalates and formaldehyde testing services to determine if the chemical is present in products and indoor environments to protect the public from exposure and health risks. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 20th, 2010 This week MSNBC reported the results of an environmental group’s testing of more than 2,000 wallpapers ...

Nail Salons and Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jul. 26, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chemical exposure concerns for the hundreds of thousands of people that work in nail salons.   “Nail salon workers are in many cases exposed to a wide variety of potentially ...

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