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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 ...

Canada`s New Substances Program Publishes Risk Assessment Summary for Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Canada announced on January 9, 2015, that the New Substances Program has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers, including a summary for multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Environment Canada and Health Canada conduct risk assessments on new substances. These assessments include consideration of ...

Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 12, 2015)

In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 15, 2014)

This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those ...

Reuse of Spent Foundry Sands Yields Environmental Benefits

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 8, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio State University, today released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and ...

Gartner names Enablon a visionary in operational risk management

by Enablon  (Dec. 19, 2014)

Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a “Visionary” in its “Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management ” report based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. Enablon, the ...

Achilles RISQS accreditation awarded to Eco Environmental

by Eco Environmental Services Ltd  (Jan. 7, 2015)

RISQS is the pre-qualification scheme supporting procurement from Network Rail, London Underground/Transport for London, train operators, main infrastructure contractors and other rail products and services providers in the management of the supply chain risk. The RISQS Audit is an assessment of a company’s Management System and Safe Systems ...

EPA Announces Final Decision to Register Enlist Duo, Herbicide Containing 2, 4-D and Glyphosate/Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The EPA is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. The agency’s decision reflects a large body of science and an understanding of the risk ...

EPA Finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos Health Assessment

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. ...

EPA finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos health assessment (Mont.)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. ...

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