Chemicals

April 27, 2010

The Supreme Court Revisits NEPA: A Post-Argument Panel on Monsanto v. Geertson Farms

Immediately following oral argument before the Supreme Court on April 27, the Environmental Law Institute will gather attorneys involved in the case for a panel discussion about the argument, their impressions of how the Court will resolve the case, its political and legal context, and implications for the future use of injunctions in environmental cases.

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"FDA Says Studies on Triclosan, Used in Sanitizers and Soaps, Raise Concerns"

"The Food and Drug Administration said recent research raises 'valid concerns' about the possible health effects of triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in a growing number of liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquids, shaving gels and even socks, workout clothes and toys."

Source: Wash Post, 04/08/2010

EPA Puts HERO Risk-Study Database Online

Environmental reporters covering health risks from chemical exposure have another searchable, free tool  in the Health & Environmental Research Online database, which catalogs scientific articles and studies the agency uses to make its decisions based on risk to health and environment.

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