The public health community is mourning the death of Andy Igrejas, 47 who was the national campaign director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is sending a dangerous message that asbestos can be used safely.
Scott Pruitt says his plan to revoke chemical plant safety rules will save business $88 million dollars. The trouble is, the rule’s estimated costs were never that high.
Public health groups are congratulating Lowe’s for its decision to rid methylene chloride-containing products from its store shelves.
Cong. Frank Pallone grilled and chastised EPA’s Scott Pruitt for failing to ban methylene chloride. The exchange felt bittersweet to the brother of a man who died from methylene chloride exposure.
With electronic cigarettes often touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, another study is casting doubt on that assertion.
Linda Reinstein refuses to give up in the fight for a U.S. ban on asbestos. She delivered 11,000 petitions to Congress and listened to EPA administrator Pruitt testify about an industry that continues to import asbestos.
OxyChem imports about 300,000 pounds of asbestos annually. Health groups allege the company failed to report to EPA their significant use of asbestos.
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last night urging Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy to warn the public about risk of asbestos exposure.