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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 ...

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 ...

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The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the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

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 ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam & Chemical Exposure Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Residential and commercial builders across Texas and the Gulf Coast have increasingly turned to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to insulate new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation due to its superb insulating properties, ability to protect against moisture, to fill cracks ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 22, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how spray polyurethane foam, also known as SPF, can create chemical exposure concerns if not properly applied.   SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation in ...

EPA announces actions to address chemicals of concern, including phthalates

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 31, 2009)

Agency continues efforts to work for comprehensive reform of toxic substance laws WASHINGTON - As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to strengthen and reform chemical management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a series of actions on four chemicals raising serious health or environmental concerns, ...

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