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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.

  • Biomonitoring study suggests exposure to environmental chemicals varies greatly across the EU

    The framework for a Europe-wide biomonitoring programme has been established by a new study. The preliminary investigation of 17 European countries showed that monitored levels of toxic chemicals varied significantly between countries. Although the levels were mostly within recognised health-based guidance values, in a few cases these values were exceeded. The researchers suggest that a ...

  • Introduction of On-line Toxicity monitor on WQTC 2006 Denver

    microLAN On-line Biomonitoring Systems for the first time introduced their newly developed TOXcontrol on-line biomonitoring system. This innovative toxicity analyser was based on the companies long term experience for on-line monitoring techniques and is using luminescent bacteria (Vibrio fischeri) for the detection of contaminants in water. This system can be used for Drinkingwater companies for ...

  • BOD Analysis in Wastewater Applications

    The Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a relevant parameter for the assessment of the pollution of sewage. Its fast analyses allows the optimal control of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP). LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast analyses allows the optimal ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: first nationwide survey in Spain

    The BIOAMBIENT.ES project is the first human biomonitoring programme to estimate levels of environmental pollutants at national level in Spain. This study reports its findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that are ubiquitous in the environment. The results will help to establish reference values, identify highly exposed populations and evaluate effectiveness of policies. ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • microLAN exstends R&D facility in monitoring station

    After winning a SenterNovem development project (for developing the SPE-UVTOX-combination) microLan has in collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Department of Public Works) achieved a further expansion from the monitoring station in Hank at the river Maas (Mouse, the Netherlands). This new section of the laboratory will house the permanent equipment, from which the data is directly sent to ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Requests Six Month Extension of Deadline for Decision on Chlorpyrifos Tolerance Revocation

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a status report in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke the tolerances and cancel the registrations for chlorpyrifos. The Court of Appeals issued an order on December 10, 2015, requiring EPA ...


    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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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