Environmental Health

"6 Things to Know About the EPA’s New Pesticide Rules"

"For the first time since 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the pesticide protections it requires for the more than two million people who plant and harvest our food. The new protections, which will go into effect in early 2017, could be a game-changer for American farms and workers."

Source: Civil Eats, 10/08/2015

"New Regulations on Smog Remain as Divisive as Ever"

"In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the president’s re-election."

Source: NY Times, 10/01/2015

"How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in U.S.?"

"Volkswagen’s diesel deception unleashed tons of extra pollutants in the United States, pollutants that can harm human health. So while many commentators have been quick to say that the cheating engines are not a highway safety concern, safety — as in health — is still an issue."

Source: NY Times, 09/29/2015


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