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  • 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 ...

  • EPA Takes Six Years to Phase out Toxic Pesticide AZM

    SEATTLE, Washington, November 20, 2006 (ENS) - Over the next six years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, says it will phase out the use of the pesticide AZM, an organophosphate insecticide that poisons farmworkers and injures their children. The chemical substance is azinphos-methyl, AZM, also known as guthion - a neurotoxic organophosphate insecticide. Exposure to ...

  • Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. WHO estimates that 107,000 die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures and that one in three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.   Workers are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • How Industry Can Help Maintain a Healthy Environment

    How Industry Can Help Maintain a Healthy Environment Conservation among residential consumers has become a mainstay of utility operations, but opportunities abound among industrial users to put conservation measures into practice. This e-mail interview with wastewater expert Daniel Theobald details the ways in which industry can incorporate recycling and reuse into their daily operations. ...


  • Calgon Carbon Responds to U.S. Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) (the Company) announced its satisfaction with today’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) to leave MATS in effect while remanding it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further proceedings. In doing so, the Court noted that EPA has represented that it is on track to issue a final ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • PFCs, chemicals widespread in environment, linked to lowered immune response to childhood vaccinations

    A new study finds that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in manufactured products such as non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and fast-food packaging, were associated with lowered immune response to vaccinations in children. It is the first study to document how PFCs, which can be transferred to children prenatally (via the mother) and postnatally from exposure in the environment, ...

  • New bans on plastic bags may help protect marine life

    China’s surprise crackdown on plastic bags, announced on Tuesday, will prohibit the production and distribution of ultra-thin bags beginning June 1. The ruling bans the manufacture, sale, and use of plastic bags under 0.025 millimeters thick and prohibits supermarkets and shops nationwide from handing out the sacks for free. With the move, China joins a growing list of regions, from San Francisco ...

  • Panasonic Develops Ballast Water Management System to Help Protect Marine Ecosystems

    Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd., a Panasonic group company, today announced that it has developed an on-board ballast water management system using an in-line electrolysis method to disinfect ballast water. In the newly developed ballast water management system, called "ATPS-BLUE sys", an electrolysis unit is placed in the main ballast water pipe. The unit generates ...

  • EPA releases final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene (perc) / public health protections remain in place

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene – also known as perchloroethylene, or perc – to EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database. Perc is a chemical solvent widely used in the dry cleaning industry. It is also used in the cleaning of metal machinery and to manufacture some consumer products ...

  • US may start regulating nano tech materials!

    The US Environment Protection Agency may be the first legislating instance regulating nano-materials according to a white paper from Alston and Bird. Three signs indicate that US Environment Protection Agency is taking significant steps toward strict regulation of nano-materials under the Toxic Substances Control Act, TSCA.  This is revealed in an advisory paper about Environmental and ...


  • US EPA fines Exxon Mobil US$2.64m for PCB release

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has settled with the Exxon Mobil Corporation for $2.64 million for allegedly disposing of and improperly handling polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Santa Barbara Channel, off the Southern California coast, in violation of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. “Today’s settlement sends a clear signal that ...

  • Silver nanoparticles could pose risk to aquatic ecosystems

    Silver nanoparticles are toxic to common bacteria at concentrations found in many aquatic environments across the globe, new research has found. Bacteria often form a key part of ecosystems and these impacts may be felt by the entire system, the researchers warn. Silver nanoparticles are between one and a hundred nanometres (nm) in size and are now used for their antimicrobial action in a wide ...

  • Safeguards for Water, Fish and Human Health Bulldozed by Omnibus 2 Say Environmental Lawyers

    The federal government has repeated its anti-democratic and draconian tactics of Spring 2012 by introducing an omnibus bill that goes far beyond what is justifiable in an actual budget bill -compromising safeguards for the environment and human health without proper study and debate. Along with over 30 other pieces of legislation, Bill C-45 again takes aim at the Navigable Waters Protection Act ...


    By West Coast Environmental Law

  • PCB Leaking From Light Fixtures in New York Schools

    According to CBS New York, there have been at least two reported cases of toxic PCBs dripping out of light fixtures atNew York schools. At one school, the chemical leaked from the light fixture and onto a guidance counselor’s desk. At another, PCBs leaked from a light fixture onto a 10-year-old girl’s desk and contaminated her clothes. Parents and elected officials have protested ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Managing exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace

    It is estimated that approximately 2 million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries worldwide in the next fifteen years. A new study reviews an existing framework of occupational risk management and describes possible methods for controlling exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing. Although this is creating more jobs, those ...

  • Green Products and Services Gain Support as Issues of Global Warming and Environmental Contamination Escalate

    EnvironmentStocks.com – Green Building Responds to the Growing Demand for a Clean and Healthy Environment POINT ROBERTS, Wash., DELTA, B.C. - www.EnvironmentStocks.com (ES) an investor and industry news portal for the cleantech sector, reports on the growing movement towards ‘green’ products and services that are rapidly becoming a key component of the building industry. With global ...


  • EPA Releases a Manual to Reduce Pollution at Marinas EPA to Host “Green Marinas” Workshop in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on April 2

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a series of recommendations to marinas in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will reduce pollution. These practices are captured in an easy-to-read manual written by the EPA with assistance from the Puerto Rico Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Puerto Rico SeaGrant, the Sea Grant Program of the University of the Virgin ...

  • EPA takes action on lead problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico battery recycling facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with The Battery Recycling Company, Inc. in Arecibo, Puerto Rico requiring the company to prevent lead contamination from leaving the facility on the work clothes and vehicles of company employees and clean up an adjacent property. The Battery Recycling Company recycles used motor vehicle batteries and produces approximately ...

  • Megola Sells Hartindo(TM) AF21, a Total Fire Inhibitor, to One of the World's Largest Textile and Chemical Manufacturers

    Prevents the Spread of Fire by Rendering Materials Non-FlammablePOINT EDWARD, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- Megola Inc. (OTCBB: MGON), a leading environmental solution provider, announces that after more than a year of product testing, a preliminary sale of its "Anti-Fire™" product, Hartindo™ AF21, a water-based, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly fire inhibitor, has been sold to a ...


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