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- Inspection Reveals Pesticide Violations at Quest Products LLC of Linwood, Kan. February 26, 2015Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., February 26, 2015) – An inspection of Quest Products LLC of Linwood, Kan., by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) in August 2013 revealed violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA Region 7 announced today. Quest Products LLC has agreed to pay a civil penal […]
- EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses January 29, 2015WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which includes methomyl, has fallen by approximately 70 percent
- Owners and Managers of Former Salvage Operations at Former Textile Plant in Tennessee Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy Associated with Illegal Asbestos Removal
Conspirators ordered to pay $10.3 million in restitution January 22, 2015ATLANTA – U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer sentenced five people to prison terms in federal court in Greeneville, Tennessee, late yesterday for conspiring to commit Clean Air Act offenses in connection with the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials at the former Liberty Fibers Plant in Hamblen County, Tennessee, the Justice Department […]
- EPA’s Actions to Restrict PFOA and Similar Chemicals Yield Significant Human Health and Environmental Benefits January 15, 2015WASHINGTON – To further agency and industry achievements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed measures to ensure that perfluorinated chemicals that have been phased out do not re-enter the marketplace without review
- EPA issues 2013 Toxic Release Inventory data for Pacific Southwest region January 14, 2015Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and Pacific Territories data available SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report that showed that the majority of toxic chemicals managed at industrial facilities in the U.S. were not released into the environment. Nationally in 2013, approxima […]
- Highs and lows of Labor Department websites February 26, 2015MSHA continues to develop new ways for the public to access its enforcement data, while parts of OSHA's website have been "temporarily unavailable" since early this year.
- Notable quotes on wages and public health February 25, 2015Minnesota's health commissioner prescribes an increase in the minimum wage to improve people's health.
- Occupational Health News Roundup February 24, 2015Workers continue to face dangerous exposures to diacetyl; paid sick leave legislation introduced in West Virginia; home health workers rally for living wages; and the rise of the independent contractor classification threatens worker rights.
- Practicing medicine in an era of antibiotic resistance: Duodenoscope edition February 23, 2015Last week, FDA warned healthcare providers that the complex design of a piece of endoscopy eqiupment may make it hard to fully disinfect -- which means that using it, even in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions, might allow dangerous bacteria to spread between patients.
- CDC: Work to limit occupational silica exposure must continue February 20, 2015While silicosis-related deaths have declined, it remains a serious occupational health risk and one that requires continued public health attention, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Not an “accident”: Norberto Galicia Romero, 49, suffers fatal work-related injury in Marrietta, GA February 20, 2015This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on February 16, 2015 in Marrietta, GA.
- DeLauro and Murray re-introduce Healthy Families Act; Philly finally gets paid sick days February 18, 2015Last week, US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, which would allow US workers to earn paid sick time.
- New York City’s restaurant letter-grading system improved food safety, researchers find February 17, 2015In 2010, New York City health officials launched a new food safety tactic that assigned restaurants an inspection-based letter grade and required that the grade be posted where passersby could easily see it. So, did this grading make a difference? A new study finds that it has, with the probability of restaurants scoring in the A-range up by 35 percent.
- Humanely treated: I care about chickens, but more about people February 16, 2015I've got to believe that someone who wants to know that the chicken they're about to eat was humanely treated would want to know the same thing about the workers who slaughtered and packaged that poultry.
- Study: HPV vaccine does not lead to higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases February 14, 2015When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine to protect against cancers caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, public health advocates cheered its life-saving potential. Unfortunately, the new vaccine quickly became embroiled in a debate over whether immunizing young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted d […]
- BANR Spring 2015 Annoucements: eepurl.com/beNf4X- webinars March 4 and 5: IPM in different cropping systems; GE and food safety 6 days ago
- Via @nprnews: Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight -- rain-fed cover crops -N banking overwinter. n.pr/1yG5PQG 2 weeks ago
- RT @IyC_es: Las 2 únicas plantas que florecen en la Antártida han adaptado su fotosíntesis al frío extremo investigacionyciencia.es/blogs/medicina… vía @mart… 2 weeks ago
- @ChadZenisek - Just went to a grower meeting and heard about this. Will drainage districts be point-source polluter fall-guys for growers? 3 weeks ago
- NASA's new soil moisture satellite could improve forecasts news.sciencemag.org/climate/2015/0… 3 weeks ago