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  • Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Office Environments

    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a class of flame retardant chemicals used in plastics, foams, fabrics and other materials.  PBDEs are members of a broader class of brominated chemicals used as flame retardants known as brominated flame retardants, or BFRs. There are dozens of congeners, or varieties of the basic chemical type, of PBDEs. PBDEs are used in many common household and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Flame Retardants under Scrutiny Once Again

    Last month, concerns over flame retardants and their ongoing impact in young children were in the news once again.  The topic was under the spotlight after researchers studied several hundred pregnant women looking for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in blood samples.  They found that elevated levels of PBDEs correlated with childhood behavior and learning challenges. ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • European court rules that decaBDE flame retardant should be banned

    An international group of environmental, legal and health NGOs has welcomed a judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the European Commission’s decision to exempt decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant, from a list of hazardous substances banned in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The judgment ends a legal disagreement that arose after several Member States ...

  • Continental Fabricators Inc. cited by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards

    Continental Fabricators Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious safety and health violations. The St. Louis-based steel fabricator, which has an injury rate higher than the national average, was issued 15 citations involving ...

  • NFPA 701-04 test 1 versus test 2...what`s the difference?

    Being in the Plastic Sheeting business, numerous questions have been raised about the difference between the NFPA 701-04 Test 1 and  NFPA 701-04 Test 2 for plastic sheeting passing the proper certifications to meet the fire safety codes. We went to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard Methods of Fire ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Mitsubishi Motors Develops New Interior Surface Material of PET Fiber and Cotton Combination

    - Cutting CO2 emissions throughout the lifecycle; commercialization this summer - Tokyo, Mar 9, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced the development of a new interior surface material, combining PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and cotton fibers as a new addition to the "Green Plastic" lineup, MMC's original plant-based material ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • EPA Announces Availability of Draft Chemical Risk Assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 4, 2013, the availability of the first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The draft risk assessments are for particular uses of five chemicals found in household products: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces Availability of Draft Chemical Risk Assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 4, 2013, the availability of the first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The draft risk assessments are for particular uses of five chemicals found in household products: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Emerging Contaminants: New Challenges for the Water Industry

    Over the past decade there has been growing concern regarding the presence of biologically active contaminants including endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other substances in the aquatic environment. Emerging contaminants not only include those substances in active or past production, but also include their metabolites and other transformation products and chemical ...


  • EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated release of these assessments marks a real ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

    Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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