toxic chemical exposure News

  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • OSHA data detail workplace toxic chemical exposure

    OSHA has released 15 years of data providing details of workers" on-the-job exposures to toxic chemicals. The data are measurements taken by OSHA compliance officers during the course of inspections. They include exposures to asbestos, benzene, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, silica, and others. The data offer insights into the levels of toxic chemicals commonly found in workplaces, as well as ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Marine Dies from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

    LA Testing provides chemical and hazardous waste testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from toxic materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 27th, 2010 Earlier this month it was reported that a widow of a retired Marine was awarded compensation for her husband’s death.  The retired soldier had worked at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Computing toxic chemicals

    A new computational method for working out in advance whether a chemical will be toxic will be reporting in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. There is increasing pressure on the chemical and related industries to ensure that their products comply with increasing numbers of safety regulations. Providing regulators, intermediary users and consumers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA improves access to information on hundreds of chemicals / searchable databases on chemical toxicity and exposure data now available

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases — the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) — that scientists and the public can use to access chemical toxicity and exposure data. Improved access supports EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s ...

  • Toxic chemical reform is good for business

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) called upon U.S. businesses this week to recognize the inevitable transformation of successful business practices that require discarding reliance on conventional understanding of toxic chemical regulations. ASBC members include Association for Enterprise Opportunity, B Lab, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Business for Shared ...

  • Senate Holds Hearing on Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals

    The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health held a joint hearing yesterday entitled "Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals." The hearing examined current initiatives related to flame retardant chemicals as a means of exploring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today issued a hazard alert to urge employers that use 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to take appropriate steps to protect workers from exposure. "The use of 1-bromopropane has increased in workplaces over the last 20 years," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant ...

  • Rail Equipment Manufacturer Cited In Chemical Exposure Violation

    A Steuben County-based rail manufacturing and repair facility in Hornell, NY, Alstom Transportation Inc., was recently cited with seventeen violations totaling $105,000, following an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Among those seventeen citations were four chemical exposure violations ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • 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.

  • Senate Holds Hearing on Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals

    The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health held a joint hearing yesterday entitled "Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals." The hearing examined current initiatives related to flame retardant chemicals as a means of exploring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical exposures cost California $2.6 billion in 2004

    High mercury levels and more than 100 synthetic chemicals and pollutants have been found in breast milk, umbilical-cord blood, and other bodily tissues of California residents, yet state laws regulating hazardous chemicals have serious gaps and fail to protect public health and the environment, finds a new report by researchers at the University of California. As a result, diseases among ...

  • Alaska tribal village receives nearly $95,000 to reduce exposure to toxics (AK)

    The Native Village of Eyak tribal members will have greater protection from toxic chemicals thanks to a nearly $95,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe is located in the eastern Gulf of Alaska. Eyak was awarded the Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant to help reduce exposure to environmental contamination. This grant will help create a healthier ...

  • Haney`s New Book on Mold Exposures: Litigation, Medical, & Health: `Toxic Mold! Toxic Enemy!`

    A vital 'A-Z' resource 'Toxic Mold! Toxic Enemy!' will be availible in a bookstore near you by early 2007. Currently this easy-reading text is sold through America's Legal & Professional Book Store in Sacramento, CA (800) 359-8010/(916) 441-0410, ISBN: 0-9705883-3-X, $19.95 + S&H, and on Amazon.com. The text is authored by EnviroHealth Consultant and Researcher, Douglas R. Haney, a ...


  • Industry progressing in voluntary effort to reduce toxic chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the interim results of a voluntary effort by eight chemical manufacturers to reduce emissions and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFCs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Used in hundreds of manufacturing and industrial applications, LCPFCs are toxic, persistent in our environment worldwide and can accumulate in ...

  • Rush and Waxman release toxic chemicals safety act

    On July 22, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (pdf). “The introduction of this legislation marks a major step ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA grants $3 million for chemical toxicity research

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $3 million to better understand how the liver responds to environmental toxicants. Four academic institutions, including Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will develop ways to enhance what society knows about environmental contaminants and the liver, the body’s waste treatment organ. “The liver plays a ...

  • US Congress announces ban on toxic chemicals

    The US Congress has sent President Bush legislation that will make toys safer for little tots and infants. The bill bans the use of six toxic chemicals, called phthalates, that are added to vinyl plastic to make it flexible. Thousands of our supporters wrote members of Congress to help overcome heavy lobbying by ExxonMobil who manufactures phthalates. The legislation will cover products made ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • California Phases Out Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemical

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - A chemical common in dry cleaning will be phased out over the next 16 years to protect California air quality. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, has adopted regulations that require dry cleaners to replace perchloroethylene, or perc, a solvent used in dry cleaning, with safer alternatives already available on the market by 2023. Perc is listed by ...

  • Toxic Trio of Chemicals Found in Some Nail Polishes

    Earlier this month, USA Today published a story about a California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTCS) report that found a number of nail polishes in the state’s 48,000 nail salons have high levels of three potentially toxic chemicals.  Known as the toxic trio, they include toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde. State regulators found that a number of nail polishes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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