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  • One in Every Four New Yorkers` Blood High in Mercury

    NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey results released today by the New York City Health Department, and the elevations are closely tied to fish consumption. Asian and higher-income New Yorkers eat more fish, and have higher average mercury levels than others, both locally and nationally. Nearly half ...

  • Chemical incidents in UK on the increase - report

    Given the wide use of chemicals in industry, farming and the home, there are frequent incidents involving chemicals in the UK and in other developed countries. The Health Protection Agency today reveals that it recorded 1,015 chemical incidents in England and Wales in 2007 – up five percent on the 2006 figures. Fires were the most common cause of chemical releases, accounting for 28 per cent of ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Clarkson University for Monitoring Pollutants in Fish

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, has received a $6.5 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor pollutants in Great Lakes fish over the next five years. This EPA grant continues funding for the university’s surveillance program to monitor Great Lakes fish for contamination from legacy pollutants such as ...

  • Robot LuminoTox : Fully Automated Online Bio Monitoring

    Untitled Document May 16, ...


  • Environment key to preventing childhood disabilities

    The United States government would get a better bang for its health-care buck in managing the country's most prevalent childhood disabilities if it invested more in eliminating socio-environmental risk factors than in developing medicines. That's the key conclusion of Prevention of Disability in Children: Elevating the Role of Environment, a new paper co-authored by a Simon Fraser University ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Health Stats and Global Warming Fears in Coal Emissions Report by Pembina Institute disputed by Top Scientist and Friends of Science

    Citing global warming, premature death and millions of dollars in medical aid for asthma sufferers, Pembina Institute, a promoter of ...


  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    Synopsis Of The 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections: The 2010 Congressional mid-term elections will have a profound impact on policy and legislative developments of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), particularly as to the regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA Announces Webinar On TSCA Section 8(d) Electronic Reporting Tool: On May 11, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will present a webinar on the use of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(d) electronic reporting tool on May 22, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT. The webinar will provide a walk through of the CDX (available ...


    By Acta Group

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