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Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
An industry insider helps call the shots.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

How deep ocean wind turbines could power the world.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
North Atlantic winds are so strong, floating wind farms placed there could generate 3 times more renewable energy than those on land, a new study says.

Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa California fires: 17 dead, more than 180 missing.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
More than 25,000 people fled homes in seven counties as hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain flames that have killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s wine industry.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.