Scientist with deep industry ties being considered for key EPA job

By David Heath

Michael Dourson is one of two candidates to lead the EPA office that determines which chemicals make people sick, and in what doses.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… e chemical industry is one of two finalists to lead the office at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that determines which chemicals can make people sick, …"

States target toxic chemicals as Washington fails to act

By Ronnie Greene

In state capitols from Maine to Oregon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemicals":

"… just passed a bill potentially empowering the Green Mountain State to ban chemicals it deems harmful to consumers. Some 3,000 miles away, in Washington State, …"

"… egon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals and industry groups are fighting back with pointed rebukes and high-pitche …"

"… l Act, a federal framework intended to safeguard the public from dangerous chemicals. Yet in the nearly four decades since, TSCA, as it is known, has done litt …"

"… s known, has done little more than gather dust. Among tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has “only been able to …"

California bypasses feds, presses ahead on regulation of toxic chemicals

By Ronnie Greene

The state formally adopts new rules that go well beyond the flimsy federal protection net weakened by decades of D.C. delay.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ces. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act, passed in 1976, grants the Environmental Protection Agency power to require testing of dangerous compounds. Yet some four decades lat …"

In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states

By Ronnie Greene

The fight between industry and activists over regulation of toxic chemicals has shifted from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Lois Gibbs":

"… fit headquartered in Falls Church, Va., and founded by Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs. Defeating state bills ranks among the ACC’s notable accomplishments, t …"

Lautenberg chemical bill drawing skepticism

By Sam Pearson

A much-heralded bill to reform chemical safety is stirring concern among some state officials and environmental groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Natural Resources Defense Council":

"… uled it for a hearing. Meanwhile, prominent environmental groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council have expressed misgivings. The bill “still leaves too many gaps in prot …"

Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

By Jim Morris

Researchers cite breast cancer risks in Canadian plastic auto parts factories — with potential implications in the U.S. and beyond.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… nd reproductive factors.The results, published online today in the journal Environmental Health, are striking: Women employed in the automotive plastics industry …"

"… and consumer health, although his group has had an Occupational Health and Environmental Issues Committee since 1985.The Canadian Plastics Industry Association d …"

"… ways to respond to the identification of new, emerging hazards.”The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s record on chemicals — like OSHA’s — is thin. …"

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

A proposed EPA list of 'chemicals of concern' has been under review by the White House budget office for 638 days

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bisphenol A":

"… hasn’t released the EPA list, the office has indicated that it includes Bisphenol A, found in many plastic products and believed to interfere with the hormone …"

EPA focuses anew on obscure chemicals in consumer products

By Jane Kay

New scrutiny on ingredient of batteries, brake fluid and pharmaceuticals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Prevention":

"… ssistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, told Environmental Health News.In animal studies, monoglyme caused thymus …"

EPA agrees to reveal secret identities of potentially risky chemicals

By Chris Hamby

EPA reveals identities of potentially risky chemicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… enberg, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced another reform bill in April. …"

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

Study suggests way to revive an industry and create jobs. The industry blames Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "driver":

"… he American Chemistry Council, said the study “fails to recognize that a driver for job losses in the U.S. chemical industry is poor regulatory decision-m …"

DuPont penalized for hiding chemical health risks — again

By Kristen Lombardi

When the Environmental Protection Agency settled on Dec. 6 a major enforcement action against DuPont Co., for failing to report possible hea

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ont,” said Abraham, “will only encourage future violations.” …"

EPA toxic chemicals bill likely on hold until after election

By Chris Hamby

The way the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the risks posed by toxic chemicals is badly in need of an overhaul, but any change wil

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… s not to say the sky is falling, but we need a better way.” …"

EPA says new rules coming for chemicals in dyes, detergents

By Jim Morris

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it would issue new rules for three chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, laund

Excerpts from this story referencing "Lindsay Dahl":

"… present an “unreasonable risk of injury to health and the environment.”Lindsay Dahl, deputy director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of publ …"

Expert: New toxic chemicals report “unprecedented”

By Jim Morris

In a new report, the President’s Cancer Panel emphatically reinforced what public health officials and activists have been saying for decade

Excerpts from this story referencing "Cancer":

"… workers and the general public at risk. …"

"… significance of the report cannot be overstated. “For the President’s Cancer Panel to take as strong a position as it has on both occupational and envi …"