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EPA Identifies Health Concern with Paint Stripper Chemical

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final risk assessments in late August for three chemicals found in specific household products. The assessments were done for Dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[ã]-2-benzopyran (HHCB) and focused on specific uses of the … Continue reading

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Leading Scientists Sign Petition to Halt Shale Gas Fracking for Export

A petition created by the Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) was signed by over 100 leading medical and scientific experts urging the Obama Administration to stop shale gas fracking for export purposes.  The petition is in response … Continue reading

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Eco-Health Relationship Browser

In late September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of the Eco-Health Relationship Browser to the public.  This online tool was developed by the EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) research program.  The browser “illustrates the linkages between … Continue reading

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Laboratory Facility Closures

The following article was written by Frank Jankoski, an EES associate and guest author.  Mr. Jankoski is the founder and President of Corporate Environmental Services Inc. (CES), a company that specializes in providing personal attention and high-quality consulting and engineering … Continue reading

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Border 2020 Environmental Agreement

On August 8, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator and the Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary signed the Border 2020 Us-Mexico Environmental program agreement.  The agreement, which follows the Border 2012 environmental agreement, will address high priority environmental and … Continue reading

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Stricter Particle Pollution Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing stricter standards for particle pollutants.  The announcement was made on June 14, 2012 and addresses the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The changes will affect fine particulate matter (PM2.5).  The proposal also … Continue reading

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