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