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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 ...

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 ...

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The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the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

Advanced Rio lab warns of Olympic water quality danger

by SEAL Analytical Inc.  (Aug. 13, 2015)

Scientists at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, who have been testing the waters around Rio for the last 20 years, have expressed disappointment with the lack of progress being made in preparation for the 2016 Olympics. Employing advanced technology from SEAL Analytical, the university’s marine biology laboratory has revealed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Floodway Chemical, Pesticide Contamination below levels of health concern

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 28, 2011)

Detailed analysis of the May 24 limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri found contamination at levels typically found in the Mississippi River in nine samples of collected water. The samples are also below levels of health concern for those involved with continuing cleanup activities. Previous ...

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 ...

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