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Fracking water quality concerns

by WaterLink International  (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 ...

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The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the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 ...

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 and ...

NGO list aims to rid market of chemicals of high concern

by The International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec)  (Sep. 18, 2008)

Public interest organisations today released a list of “high concern” chemicals currently available on the market. The aim is to speed up implementation of REACH, the new EU chemicals law by encouraging companies to make sound substitution decisions. In the first undertaking of its kind, an international coalition of non-governmental ...

Vapor Intrusion Issues Concern Nebraska Residents

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Jun. 13, 2012)

Nebraska health officials identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the water wells of Columbus, NE in 1983. Beginning in 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began implementing procedures to reduce the levels of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) that were found in the area.   Recently, the EPA announced plans to tear down ...

California’s Prop 65 and Ethyl Acrylate Public Health Concerns

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Jun. 7, 2011)

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of ...

California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Mancozeb

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Apr. 2, 2012)

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of ...

California’s Prop 65 and Ethylbenzene Public Health Concerns

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Jun. 13, 2011)

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of ...

EPA’s Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report Highlights Exposure Concerns

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Aug. 12, 2010)

Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides formaldehyde testing to protect workers and building occupants from its dangerous health effects.  In early June of this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde-Inhalation ...

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