3 Aug
EPA’s Asbestos Alert: Safeguarding Health through Compliance

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral found in six types: Chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos is used in various commercial products to strengthen cement, fireproof buildings, and create textiles. TSCA Section 8(a) empowers environmental protection agencies to […]

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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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20 Jun
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to ban perchloroethylene

To protect public health under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on June 8, 2023, that most uses of perchloroethylene (PCE), a chemical that poses serious health risks like neurotoxicity and cancer, be […]

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8 Jun
Prop 65 update: new additions to the list of restricted substances

According to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as California Proposition 65, the purpose of the act is to protect the drinking water sources of the state against contamination with toxic chemicals that cause cancer, […]

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2 Jun
Decoding the EPA’s Latest proposal to amend TSCA Chemical Regulation

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the regulations governing new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of these amendments is to align the regulations with the amendments made to […]

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23 May
Everything you need to know about the Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions regulation by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to regulate the emission of ethylene oxide (EtO) to protect public health and the environment. A highly reactive and flammable gas, EtO is used in the production of medical equipment, plastics, and […]

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18 May
Key updates to the Stockholm POP convention

The Stockholm Convention, an international treaty governing hazardous pollutants, adopted a decision to ban three persistent organic pollutants at the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) held in Geneva from 1 to 12 May 2023. A global […]

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17 May
New PFAS Regulations and How to Stay Compliant

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are collectively known as poly-fluoroalkyl substances. Unlike natural substances, these chemicals are created by humans. Consumer products and industrial products have been containing PFAS substances for decades. Due to their toxicity to humans, animals, and the environment, […]

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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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10 May
EPA Proposes TSCA to prohibit Methylene Chloride

To safeguard human health, the EPA proposed on April 20, 2023, to prohibit most methylene chloride applications. In the revised method established by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed in 2016, methylene chloride is […]

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