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EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment for Chemical used for Paint and Coating Removal

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Today, the U.S. EPA released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal. “By completing this assessment, we have ...

ACS Nano Publishes Article on Nanomaterial Categorization for Assessing Risk Potential

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Mar. 20, 2015)

ACS Nano, published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), has posted an article entitled “Nanomaterial Categorization for Assessing Risk Potential to Facilitate Regulatory Decision-Making.” The abstract of the article, which is co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson, ...

Vermont Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Four winners in Vermont were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to ...

Connecticut Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Three winners in Connecticut were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked ...

Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Eleven winners in Massachusetts were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have ...

All quiet on the workplace-noise front: keeping employees protected from the risk of noise induced hearing loss

by Casella  (Feb. 17, 2015)

It’s a decade since the ‘Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ was passed before coming into force in April 2006, putting in place a more stringent cap on ...

Environmental damage and energy tax reform: the Dutch challenge

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Apr. 7, 2015)

The ‘green result’ of the Dutch energy tax system could be significantly improved by better aligning the tax structure with overall environmental damage costs.  For some energy products, such as natural gas and electricity for households, tax rates in the Netherlands are higher than the cost of the environmental damage they ...

EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 5, 2015)

Today, EPA is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. This assessment shows some risks to workers who mix, load and apply chlorpyrifos pesticide products. When used in large amounts, chlorpyrifos has the potential to pose risks in limited geographic areas when drinking water ...

Countries turn to Ecosystems to Reduce Risk Amid Concerns over More Disasters

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Strong commitments to ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) were made at the Plenary Session on Ecosystems and Resilience at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). As negotiations for a post-2015 framework on DRR continue this week in Sendai, over 200 participants gathered at the Plenary Session to ...

New computer tool will help assess the toxic effects of lead on freshwater organisms

by International Lead Association (ILA)  (Mar. 9, 2015)

A free-to-use computer model that helps regulators and industry ensure that rivers, lakes and streams are protected from the potential risks of lead has been developed by the International Lead Association. The biotic ligand model (BLM) can be regarded as a milestone in the ecological risk assessment of lead. It can predict how the toxic effects ...

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