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  • Manganese inhaled from the shower - A public health threat? maybe

    A new analysis based on animal studies suggests that showering in manganese-contaminated water for a decade or more could have permanent effects on the nervous system. The damage may occur even at levels of manganese considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "If our results are confirmed, they could have ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These ...


    By Transport Canada

  • A Look Inside Life Science Cleanrooms By School Air Filtration Leader Camfil USA

    Cleanrooms are commonly used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical and microelectronic products as well as for many types of scientific research and life science industries. For more than fifty years Camfil has been a leading supplier of air filtration products and services to the Life Science Industry. Today, Camfil is clearly recognized as the leading global air ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • DOE finalizes tighter residential water heater standard

    In a positive step for consumers and the environment, the Energy Department issued final energy efficiency standards for residential water heaters, improving on the initial proposal made last December. This tighter standard will save electricity, create a bigger market for advanced water heater technology and save consumers money, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC and ...

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico

    Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC). TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico's Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other areas where it is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites COM2 Computers and Technologies in Carol Stream, Ill., for exposing workers to lead, other hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited COM2 Computers and Technologies LLC for 11 alleged serious safety and health violations, including finding airborne lead above the permissible level in a March 30 inspection prompted by a complaint. Proposed fines total $67,320. "COM2 Computers and Technologies is responsible for protecting the health of its ...

  • EPA adds compass plaza well TCE Site in Rogersville, Mo., to superfund`s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the addition of the Compass Plaza Well TCE Site to the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). An NPL listing notifies the public that EPA believes a site requires further study and cleanup under EPA's Superfund program. The Compass Plaza Well TCE Site consists of contaminated ground water that has impacted domestic and irrigation ...

  • EPA proposes compass plaza well tce site for superfund`s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing its proposal to add the Compass Plaza Well TCE Site to the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). An NPL listing notifies the public that EPA believes a site requires further study and possible cleanup under EPA's Superfund program. The Compass Plaza Well TCE Site consists of contaminated ground water that has contaminated domestic ...

  • Bicycle commuting improved by town-wide cycling initiatives

    Investment in cycling initiatives, such as creating new cycle lanes or providing training, can increase the number of people who routinely cycle to work, a new large-scale study in the UK suggests. Town-wide cycling initiatives seemed to be particularly successful when they included workplace measures such as bike lockers, showers and cycle parking. Cycling to work can have multiple benefits, ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Styrene

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 90,000 workers are potentially exposed to styrene. Styrene is a type of volatile organic compound (VOC) that is highly flammable and evaporates easily. Styrene is widely used to make plastics, fiberglass, rubber and latex. It is also used to make polystyrene plastics and resins that can be made into ...

  • Compact, pre-fabricated chemical storage building meets fire safety regulations for storing landscape chemicals

    Landscape superintendents and maintenance professionals meet fire safety regulations and avoid liability arising from soil and groundwater contamination by using a Chemical Storage Building from SAFETY STORAGE to contain and store flammables, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other hazardous materials and equipment. The pre-fabricated Chemical Storage Building features a compact, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • PERC Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion and Other Pathways

    The San Gabriel Valley Tribune recently published an article about indoor air quality testing that is being conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Over 100 residential homes, commercial properties and recreational facilities have been tested so far for chemical contaminants in the El Monte and South El Monte areas. All of this is a result of concerns about chemicals ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico`s Superfund sites

    Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC).  TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico’s Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other areas ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • New Mold Fact Sheet Released to the Public

    Recently, technical committee members from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released an informational document entitled, “Facts about Mold”.  The document addresses a number of issues regarding mold and specifically mold in indoor environments.   According to the document, “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Pollution Prevention Week 2008

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to join organizations throughout the nation in celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week, September 15-21, 2008. Pollution Prevention or P2 means not creating pollution in the first place. P2 focuses on reducing waste at its source, reusing what can’t be reduced and recycling what otherwise would be thrown away! The keys to Pollution ...

  • Spring Furies Unleashed by La Niña (et. al.)

    After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere. People who are not weather buffs tend to think of spring in terms that are gentle and sweet, like fluffy baby bunnies and daffodils nodding in a gentle shower. But when a weather buff thinks of spring, the images are likely to be a lot more ferocious -- like tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and thunderstorms. Spring, ...


    By Davis Instruments Corp.

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