Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 1 reapproved the use of the toxic herbicide paraquat in limited aerial applications, reigniting debate over the controversial, restricted-use substance that has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease among agricultural workers.
Washington — Citing recent media reports of alleged unethical conduct within the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, a delegation from the House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the agency to provide insight into the matter.
Piscataway, NJ — A recent study of volunteer firefighters shows that their bodies have higher levels of “forever chemicals” than those of people in the general public, and the amount of these potentially harmful substances likely rises with time and exposures.
Washington — Responding to recent Executive Orders and directives from the Biden administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced changes to chemical risk evaluation policies under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to “position EPA to move forward with actions to ensure the public is protected from unreasonable risks from chemicals in a way that is supported by science and the law.”
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that requires anyone who manufactures or imports 50 specified chemicals to report to the agency “certain lists and copies of unpublished health and safety studies” undertaken within the past decade.
San Francisco — Worker deaths caused by exposure to methylene chloride are on the rise, according to researchers from OSHA and the University of California, San Francisco, who identified 32 deaths on top of those the Environmental Protection Agency had recently reported over a period spanning nearly four decades.