"Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD".
"Industrial facilities nationwide covered by an Environmental Protection Agency program reported 'a substantial decrease' in toxic chemical releases between 2005 and 2015, according to the EPA Thursday afternoon (Jan. 12)."
"After years of wait, veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion."
"Surveys have shown the presence of PFNA in New Jersey’s public water systems is much higher than the national rate".
Regulations about toxic air pollution from oil refineries are among many Obama administration actions that may be targetted for reversal by Republicans in Congress. The key to such a move? The Congressional Review Act. TipSheet explains how it works — and doesn't.
"New limits for beryllium will save lives and curb illness among foundry workers and those employed in smelting, fabricating and other industries who may be exposed to the cancer-causing metal, OSHA said in a final rule issued Jan. 6."
"Some workers who make or work with the endocrine-disrupting chemical have levels 1,000 times higher than the general public, a federal study found."
"Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday signed a law inspired by a Beachwood fire captain, which will make it easier for firefighters to get worker's compensation and pension benefits when they are diagnosed with cancer."
"EPA's revised Worker Protection Standard is scheduled to take effect on Monday (Jan. 2), but the new rules face an uncertain future in the new administration."
"With corporate funding of research, 'there’s no scientist who comes out of this unscathed.'"