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Pennsylvania Federal Court Dismisses Untimely Medical Monitoring Class Claim

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In a decision that may make it more difficult to sustain medical monitoring claims in Pennsylvania, a federal district court dismissed as untimely a putative class action alleging workplace chemical exposure. Blanyar v....more

Alameda Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Denies Petition for Writ

by Reed Smith on

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Alameda County Drug Disposal Ordinance (“Ordinance”) brought by three pharmaceutical trade organizations. The Court’s decision leaves in force the Ninth...more

Compliance Update: REACH, Q4 2011

by Stacey Bowers on

The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011. Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more

EPA Issues New Proposed HPV Chemical Rules

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules last week that would require manufacturers and importers of dozens of high production volume chemicals to provide health, environmental and usage data. EPA...more

EPA Fails to Protect Our Children from Harmful Chemicals

by TorHoerman Law, LLC on

The EPA has not demonstrated that it can achieve children's health goals with a voluntary program after their flawed program to report on the safety of chemicals on children failed. This according to a scathing report...more

Medicare Pilot Program for Montana Asbestos Victims

by Howard Ankin on

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency declared a public health emergency arising from the long term asbestos exposure of Libby, Montana residents. The exposure occurred due to the operation of a vermiculite mine in...more

Congress Introduces Significant New U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 10, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California *Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling *Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban *WebMD...more

EPA Inspector General investigation into failure to prevent concultant conflicts of interest

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Documents relating to an EPA investigation into consultant conflicts concerning asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been linked to several diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and...more

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry Analysis Presentation

by Frederic Douglas on

Introduction to GC/MS Analysis for Attorneys....more

1985 Asbestos Waste Management Guidance

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Guidelines from the EPA about the management of asbestos waste products including how to transport and dispose of them in order to limit the hazards of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer....more

EPA Asbestos Factbook

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Information from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning asbestos, including diseases linked to asbestos exposure, including asbestosis and mesothelioma. The factbook also covers issues surrounding asbestos in schools...more

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