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  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • New certified reference material supporting human biomonitoring

    JRC-IRMM has released ERM-DB001, a new human hair material certified for the mass fraction of the total content of As, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, Pb, Se and Zn at the mg/kg range. Human hair is frequently used to monitor the exposure of humans to certain metals, as hair keeps record of past contact due to its ...

  • PerkinElmer unveils web site tailored to environmental customers

    PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today introduced its enhanced environmental market Web site.  The site provides improved functionality and searching capabilities to enable environmental scientists to quickly obtain information on regulatory compliance, methods or standards, applications and product ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • EnviroScience, Inc. Awarded Five-Year $37.3 Million EPA Contract for National Aquatic Resource Surveys

     EnviroScience, Inc. has been selected as a prime contractor for a five-year $37.3 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency's National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) program. "The expertise of our biologists, lab specialists and fishery scientists makes us a natural fit for the EPA's requirements of gauging the health of the nation's water," said Martin A. Hilovsky, ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed Peregrine falcon species to harmful hydrocarbons

    Migrating tundra peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) experienced increased levels of harmful hydrocarbons in their blood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. Blood from juvenile females was found to have the highest levels of contamination. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which lasted from April 20 to July 15 2010, dumped 4.9 million ...

  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

  • CDTSC will host first green ribbon science panel meeting

    On April 29-30, 2009, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) will host the first meeting of its Green Ribbon Science Panel. The Panel is intended to provide advice and act as a resource to CDTSC as it creates analytical methods for safer chemical alternatives and identifies and prioritizes chemicals of concern. According to the agenda for the meeting, CDTSC staff will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2009)

    IPSW 2009 will host several satellite workshops. An expert group meeting dedicated to passive sampling techniques for monitoring emerging pollutants will be organised by NORMAN, the Network of reference laboratories and related organisations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants.. In addition, the First Passive Sampling Intercalibration study (1st IPSIC) will be ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • QuickTOC®effluent

    Precise TOC measurement at the WWTP's effluent - Ideal for drinking water monitoring - Brand new product for Water Analytics, for chemical engineering and water treatment. With the 21st product in 20 years LAR sets new benchmarks with its latest product design  QuickTOC®effluent by combining accuracy of measurement with low maintenance efforts. For this development the main focus ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

    A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to presents a significant challenge to decisionmakers ...

  • EPA announces work plan chemicals for assessment during 2013 and 2014

    Exactly three months from the date the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan initiative, EPA on June 1 announced an additional 18 chemicals scheduled for assessment during 2013 and 2014. EPA states that it selected the chemicals for a variety of reasons, similar to those it used to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA announces work plan chemicals for assessment during 2013 and 2014

    Exactly three months from the date the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan initiative, EPA on June 1 announced an additional 18 chemicals scheduled for assessment during 2013 and 2014. EPA states that it selected the chemicals for a variety of reasons, similar to those it used to ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced a work plan of 83 chemicals for further review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven chemicals for risk assessment in 2012, and intends to complete some of these assessments this year and initiate new assessments from the work plan in the coming ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced a work plan of 83 chemicals for further review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven chemicals for risk assessment in 2012, and intends to complete some of these assessments this year and initiate new assessments from the work plan in the coming ...


    By Acta Group

  • Gov. Schwarzenegger signs legislation for first green chemistry program

    California reached another environmental milestone with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing of AB 1879 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) and SB 509 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), moving the state on the path toward a comprehensive green chemistry program to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in products and the environment. 'This bi-partisan package of ...

  • Agilent Technologies and national university of singapore form alliance in environmental research

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the National University of Singapore Environmental Research Institute (NERI) today announced an alliance to leverage each other's key strengths in life sciences and chemical analyses. This alliance marks the first time that Agilent is collaborating with a university in environmental science and engineering in Southeast Asia. Under this collaboration, part ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Recent federal developments

    EPA Announces Listening Session On IRIS Draft Toxicological Review Of Methanol: On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period and listening session on May 26, 2011, for the external review draft human health assessment entitled "Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from E to F

    EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Fifteenth Round Of TTIP Negotiations Concluded: The  ...


    By Acta Group

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