Toxic exposure Articles

  • Chemical Compliance: Deadline Looms for Prop 65

    In just a few short months, on August 30, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) revisions to its Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Article 6 “clear and reasonable warnings” regulations will come into force. By then, companies must be compliant with the revised regulations for consumer product, occupational and environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Emergency Safety Showers for Hire

    Emergency safety showers must be situated within 20 metres of a hazard. Crucial seconds lost after exposure to a toxic substance could lead to serious injury or damage to eyesight. Hughes offer a wide range of safety showers and eye/face washes for all environments to help you protect the safety of your workforce.  For short term projects you may not want to commit to purchasing a safety ...

  • Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted By Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Regarding EPA Review Process For New Chemicals

    On April 3, 2018, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with B&C, were quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report in the article “EPA Aims for Predictable Chemical Reviews, Director Says.” Richard Engler—a senior chemist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.—and Lynn L. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why Container Measurements Are Essential

    Transport container traffic carries millions of containers around the globe annually. Cargo containers are fumigated to inhibit the spread of foreign species, pests and micro-organisms. Transported products may also release volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the solvents, coatings and glues used in manufacturing processes.  Work safety regulation requires the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • H&S Operational Efficiency: A vital component of overall business strategy

    Operational Efficiency Generally speaking, health and safety has historically been seen as a barrier to productivity, even the butt of the occasional joke. The worst scenario is people continuing to act in an unsafe manner when no one is looking thinking that in cutting corners they are getting the job done more quickly. However, there is now widespread consensus to the contrary that a ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • EPA proposes TSCA user fees

    Abstract We all knew it was coming, and the proposal has finally arrived. On February 8,2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule regarding user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As amended by the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act TSCA provides the EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Prepare now

    For readers not following Proposition 65 (Prop 65) changes, you need to read this column. Big changes are in store for regulated entities subject to Prop 65 based on a rule implemented in August 2016, but with a fast-approaching enforcement date of Aug. 30, 2018. Prop 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of listed carcinogens and reproductive chemicals in the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Biodegradation and toxicity of melamine at high activated sludge concentrations in a membrane bioreactor

    Melamine is recalcitrant and toxic to bacteria in conventional activated sludge systems. In this study, we investigated the degradation and toxicity of melamine in a membrane bioreactor (MBR) system operated at high activated sludge concentrations (∼8.5 g TSS/L). Melamine was dosed at 3 mg/L for about 100 days. The average melamine removal efficiency in the MBR system was 20 ± 11%. Meanwhile, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MCS -- is it still an issue?

    At AllerAir, we often get questions about environmental illnesses and chemical sensitivities. Those not be affected by everyday chemicals may dismiss the notion of a chemical sensitivity disorder altogether. Others need more evidence or research. In the medical community, there have been many published studies, theories and treatment suggestions, but to date, there is no officially recognized ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Chemicals hampering our ability to have children

    If you’re of that age when everyone around you seems to be popping out a new edition to the family, you may also have noticed a disturbing trend; many young couples are also having difficulty conceiving. Yes, we are waiting longer to have children these days, but what if other factors are at work as well? What if the air we breathe and the chemicals we come into contact with every day are ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Bad air at home linked to poor performance at school

    EPA Warns Indoor Air More Concerning  That polluted haze that can be seen over the horizon, acting like a beacon and reminding you what should already be common sense and well understood: dirty air is not good for your health. That is the visible simplicity of smog outside, but how about the air in your own homes or where you work? ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Included Comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Charles M. Auer on EPA Chemical Backlog

    On August 8, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with B&C, were quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report in the article “Clearing EPA's New Chemicals ‘Backlog’ Cheered by Industry.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Charles M. Auer Quoted In “Chemical Risk Review Details Expected From EPA by Fall”

    On August 3, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report discussing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to release documents detailing its new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical review process. The documents are expected to aid companies as they prepare ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • Charles Auer and Richard Engler, Ph.D., Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article `Chemical Industry Eyes New Chance to Drive EPA Risk Analyses`

    On July 18, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with B&C, were quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data gathering authority. The EPA's recent rules don't mention any intention to use the agency's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ISO Standard describes aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published standard ISO/TR 19601:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA).”  ISO states that, to evaluate the inhalation toxicity of NOAA, it is important to consider certain ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How to choose detectors in the dangerous cargo warehouse

    The principle of choosing toxic gas and combustible gas detectors in dangerous cargo warehouse: 1.Dangerous cargo warehouse detection of gas mainly including combustible or toxic. Measurement of the type of gas characteristics, the first is to measure the explosion, second is the measurement of toxicity. The so-called measuring explosion is the detection of combustible gases, such as ...

  • ANSI Compliant Safety Showers in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries

    How you react in the first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a toxic substance, particularly if it is corrosive, is crucial. A delay in treatment, even for just a few seconds, can lead to serious long-term health issues or painful injuries. As such, emergency safety showers must be situated within any hazardous or industrial workplace. Manufacturing Industry ...

  • Don’t Let the Welding Fume Plume Make You Sick

    What’s at Stake? Welding poses a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. What’s the Danger? The fume plume is the clearly visible column of fume that rises directly ...


    By SafetySmart

  • EPA Proposes SNUR for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (Generic)

    On October 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) for three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). According to the notice, the PMN states that the substance will be used as a thin film for electronic device applications. Based on structure-activity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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