23 Jun
EPA updates communities on coal ash contamination

On April 17, 2015, EPA announced the latest action on protecting communities from coal ash contamination and ensuring the polluters are accountable for controlling and cleaning the contamination created by them by the disposal of coal ash (CCR), which can […]

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11 May
EPA appeals SACC review of 1,4-Dioxane risk assessment under TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of expert reviewers to assist the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) with their review of the 2023 Draft Supplement to the 1,4-Dioxane Risk Assessment under the Toxic Substances Review Act […]

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5 Apr
ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) adds 8 more substances for REACH Authorisation – 11th Recommendation kicks in.

To ensure proper control of risks for human health and the environment ECHA recommends that the European Commission adds eight substances to the REACH Authorisation List including Lead. Use of Lead in batteries, ammunition, cables, vehicles, machinery, electronics, radiation shielding, […]

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27 Mar
First US drinking water standard for PFAS is proposed by the EPA.

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule that would establish legally enforceable drinking water standards for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). A significant step has been taken towards setting the first enforceable federal standard for PFAS under […]

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17 Mar
ECHA regulations – EU-wide restrictions on brominated flame retardants (BFRs)

ECHA has identified a few flame retardants, mainly aromatic brominated flame retardants as candidates for an EU-wide restriction. Restriction would hopefully minimise the exposure of people and the environment to these substances which are considered to be persistent, potentially bioaccumulative […]

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31 Jan
Are Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) going to be out of scene?

Canada is proposing amendments for mercury-containing products to be fully compliant with the Minamata Convention. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can have serious health consequences, especially for children and pregnant women. In spite of its known dangers, mercury […]

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10 Jan
The Impact of HFC Restrictions on the Environment and Businesses

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking major steps to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. EPA proposes regulations to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the American Innovations and Manufacturing Act. The hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are used […]

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28 Dec
Importance of First Article Inspection Report based on AS9100 standard

First article inspection is the process of planning, manufacturing and verifying a production process. A First article inspection report is the document that certifies that each sample was produced and inspected according to the customer’s specification. A first article inspection […]

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26 Sep
Is “clay target for shooting” a matter of concern?

Risk Assessment Committee of ECHA supports the proposal to restrict polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in clay targets for shooting. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are group of chemicals that are present naturally in coal, crude oil, and gasoline. They are produced […]

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19 Jul
Did you know EPA released a final rule to regulate PFAS?

EPA issued a final rule on July 18, 2022, in response to a January 2022 announcement, which identified five additional PFAS that require reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Certain industries, including federal facilities, are required to report TRI […]

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