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  • GAO evaluates EPA biomonitoring strategy

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued areport entitled Biomonitoring: EPA Needs to Coordinate Its Research Strategy and Clarify Its Authority to Obtain Biomonitoring Data that highlights shortcomings in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) collection and use of biomonitoring data. This memorandum summarizes the report. Scope of the GAO Review In the report, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...

  • ACC Proposes New System to Prioritize Chemicals for Review

    WASHINGTON, Sep. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its longstanding support for updating  the nation's chemical regulatory system, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today proposed a comprehensive, scientifically-based prioritization system that could be used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which chemicals ...

  • TOXcontrol-article in Elsevier – Science of total environment

    A new system for monitoring toxicity TOXcontrol® (MicroLAN BV, The Netherlands) has been used to assess the toxicity of a selection of priority or emergent compounds in the laboratory. In this study, inhibition curves and EC50 – Effective Concentration causing 50% inhibition – of selected compounds (including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants and metals commonly detected in ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Senate Subcommittee holds hearing regarding current science on public exposure to toxic chemicals

    Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health held a hearing entitled 'Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals.' Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Subcommittee, criticized the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for failing to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the necessary ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • 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.

  • EPA Invites Public Input on Its Planned Process for Identifying Priority Chemicals under TSCA

    Embracing new social media tools, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 18, 2011, invited stakeholders to provide feedback on its new approach for identifying priority chemicals for review and assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Noting that EPA's online discussion forum will remain open until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 14, 2011, EPA invited public input ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA invites public input on its planned process for identifying priority chemicals under TSCA

    Embracing new social media tools, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 18, 2011, invited stakeholders to provide feedback on its new approach for identifying priority chemicals for review and assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Noting that EPA's online discussion forum will remain open until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 14, 2011, EPA invited public input ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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

  • Seaweed could effectively monitor metal pollution in coastal waters

    Seaweed may prove to be a valuable tool to monitor metal pollution in coastal waters, new research has found. Spiral wrack seaweed (Fucus spiralis), which is common to rocky coastlines across western Europe, was found to contain concentrations of metals that rose and fell in line with concentrations in the surrounding seawater. This makes it a good candidate for inclusion in the European ...

  • 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 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.

  • PerkinElmer Hosts Fall 2006 Live, Online Seminar Series

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    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • DTSC Releases Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan

    On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Regulations require that DTSC, by October 2014, develop an Initial Priority Product Work Plan that describes product categories it will use to evaluate and identify product-chemical ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan

    On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Regulations require that DTSC, by October 2014, develop an Initial Priority Product Work Plan that describes product categories it will use to evaluate and identify product-chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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