An EPA official says she was “completely confused” by press accounts that her office was easing rules on asbestos. She shouldn’t be. The proposal is called “significant new uses for asbestos.
Earlier this summer, Boston residents began cashing in new coupons at local auto shops and beauty salons that go the extra mile to reduce dangerous chemical exposures in the workplace.
Houston firefighters don’t think their city is doing enough to protect them from carcinogens they encounter on the job. A newly authorized national firefighter cancer registry could be a place for firefighters to record data on protections provided (or not) by their municipalities.
Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law bipartisan amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act. Its goal was to address the health risk of the thousands of untested and unregulated chemicals, but EPA’s Scott Pruitt is undermining the law.
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.