The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) is pleased to share the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) announcement that Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., will be joining B&C as a Senior Policy Advisor. Dr. Engler's experience as a senior staff scientist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and as leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program, will be extremely helpful for BRAG members as they continue to navigate the regulatory landscape towards biobased chemical commercialization. Having participated in thousands of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) substance reviews at EPA, as well as pre-notice and post-review meetings with submitters to resolve complex or difficult cases, Dr. Engler can provide invaluable insight to assist BRAG members with their unique regulatory needs.
California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients
On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to 15, with nine votes not recorded, on September 12, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown (D) has untilOctober 15, 2017, to sign...
What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?
The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is easily solvent. This means that most chemicals are capable of breaking down within it, causing contamination. Water pollution is...
How water scarcity in industry can be prevented?
Growing urbanization and industrialization has resulted in water scarcity across the world! For the growing population and scaling living standard consumption of water is rising up. Rising water scarcity does have a negative impact on the industrial productions. This can develop crisis for the industries and would impact on economical development.Several industries even do have noticeable contribution towards raising environmental pollution. High amount of wastewaters is discharged into the environment that...
Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water . Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are all contributing to rising contamination levels in water supplies. Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons (CHCs) Pollute...
Nanobite Protects Sea Life from Oil Pollution - Case Study
Oil pollution at sea can have devastating consequences for sea life – especially seabirds.When their feathers get covered in crude oil, they are unable to fly and death is almost certain. Nanobite Powder is a 100% environmentally safe product that can be used to clean oil and other hydrocarbons from the feathers of sea birds, safely, quickly and without in any way harming the bird or the integrity of their feathers. Nanobite Powder consists of tiny spheres of treated bees wax, which contain nutrients....