Chemicals Act

Type: Keyphrase
Name: Chemicals Act
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Protect Families from Toxic Chemicals

Date:06/30/2014Every day, we use products that contain toxic chemicals with little or no understanding of how these chemicals impact our bodies.  Today, Citizen Action/Illinois and the Safer Chemicals / Healthy Families Coalition are working to remove ... [Published Citizen Action/Illinois - Jul 01 2014]
Entities: Chemical, Toxic, Walgreen Co
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

EPA: TCE, Chemical In Aerosol Sprays, Degreasers & Stain Removers, Poses A Serious Health Threat

A chemical used in some aerosol sprays, degreasers and stain removers poses a serious health threat to workers and consumers, federal environmental officials say.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week identified trichloroethylene as a harmful ... [Published International Business Times - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

DeGette Urges Veterans to Register Burn Pit Exposure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) urged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to sign up for the Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, which is now available online."Returning service members have spoken to me about suspiciously ... [Published Noodls - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 1 reports

During Historic Week for Environmentalism, We Can't Forget About Toxic-Chemical Exposure

This week, the Obama administration announced a sweeping set of environmental regulations aimed at reducing carbon pollution. If they survive the inevitable industry pushback, the changes are expected to significantly reduce carbon pollution.But as the ... [Published National Journal - Jun 04 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 02 2014 - 1 reports

WEST TEXAS RESOURCES : The Waterborne Toxic Event

Why the West Virginia spill was not a freak occurrenceAnoa Changa is wary of the water. "I won't cook with it or even brush my teeth with it," she says.In Charleston, West Virginia , where Changa lives, officials say the water is safe again despite the ... [Published 4 Traders - Jun 02 2014]
First reported Feb 11 2014 - Updated Feb 11 2014 - 1 reports

Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter Bill on Chemicals

In the months before the Jan. 9 spill of a coal-washing agent into West Virginia's Elk River, an effort to ensure more oversight of commercial chemicals was supplanted by a heavily lobbied, industry-friendly measure that in many ways would have defanged ... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]
First reported Jan 27 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Shauna Theel: Hannity Doesn't Want "Dirty Water" Except When He Does

Fox News host Sean Hannity has asserted 192 times that he and other Republicans do not want "dirty water." Yet he has not once covered the recent coal-washing chemical spill that left  300,000  West Virginia residents with no tap water to drink or ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jan 27 2014]
First reported Jan 17 2014 - Updated Jan 17 2014 - 1 reports

Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Safe Chemicals Act, net neutrality, and more

The New York Times: Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how an estimated 7,500 gallons of a chemical used to clean coal called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or MCHM, leaked from a storage facility into the Elk River. But state and federal ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 17 2014]

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...DeGette. "Congress instructed the VA to develop this registry so that veterans can report their exposure to airborne hazards connected to their service, and we can take action to deal with these health issues."
...TSCA governs toxic chemicals, regulating the introduction of new or already existing substances. TSCA " to create a regulatory framework to collect data on chemicals in order to evaluate, assess, mitigate, and control risks that may be posed by their manufacture, processing, and use. TSCA provides a variety of control methods to prevent chemicals from posing unreasonable risk."
...could, but it took hours to find a way to test how much MCHM and PPH were in the water," says Gupta of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department . "For MCHM, all we had to go on regarding health effects were 15- to 20-year-old studies that included just five to 30 rats per study. For PPH, we had almost no information whatsoever."
...By contrast, in testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the group was critical of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. "Neither bill would have prevented the [West Virginia] spill but the key difference is that"

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Protect Families from Toxic Chemicals [Published Citizen Action/Illinois - Jul 01 2014]
EPA: TCE, Chemical In Aerosol Sprays, Degreaser... [Published International Business Times - Jun 27 2014]
DeGette Urges Veterans to Register Burn Pit Exp... [Published Noodls - Jun 24 2014]
During Historic Week for Environmentalism, We C... [Published National Journal - Jun 04 2014]
WEST TEXAS RESOURCES : The Waterborne Toxic Event [Published 4 Traders - Jun 02 2014]
Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]
Shauna Theel: Hannity Doesn't Want "Dirty Water... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jan 27 2014]
Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Safe Chemicals ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 17 2014]
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Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]
In the months before the Jan. 9 spill of a coal-washing agent into West Virginia's Elk River, an effort to ensure more oversight of commercial chemicals was supplanted by a heavily lobbied, industry-friendly measure that in many ways would have defanged ...
Shauna Theel: Hannity Doesn't Want "Dirty Water... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jan 27 2014]
Fox News host Sean Hannity has asserted 192 times that he and other Republicans do not want "dirty water." Yet he has not once covered the recent coal-washing chemical spill that left  300,000  West Virginia residents with no tap water to drink or ...
Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Safe Chemicals ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 17 2014]
The New York Times: Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how an estimated 7,500 gallons of a chemical used to clean coal called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or MCHM, leaked from a storage facility into the Elk River. But state and federal ...
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