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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

  • National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico and Identifying Sources in Air and Water

    National Radon Action Month takes place during the month of January and is recognized in Puerto Rico and throughout the rest of the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that this is the time to test, fix and save a life.   Both the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Preventing Exposures to Vinyl Chloride and Other Occupational Chemical Hazards in Puerto Rico

    Vinyl chloride is an important industrial chemical that is produced in large quantities as a chemical intermediate for use in manufacturing other products. This includes polyvinyl chloride or PVC as it is commonly known. PVC is used to make a wide variety of plastic products, including pipes, wire and cable coatings, and packaging materials.  While this chemical compound is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • National Radon Action Month and Identifying Exposure Risks in Residential and Occupational Environments

    January is recognized as National Radon Action Month across the entire United States. This time to raise awareness and take action is important as estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In fact, in the U.S. alone, it is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Across the globe, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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