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EPA to assess FR chemicals

Focus on chemicals that persist in the environment
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The EPA says it will begin assessing 23 chemicals – 20 of which are commonly used as flame retardants (FR) -- for potential risks to human health and the environment. This effort is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan which identifies commonly used chemicals for risk assessment.


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RAE Systems MultiRAE Pro portable multi-threat monitor widely adopted by major U.S. government agencies including EPA

Advanced, real-time, wireless remote monitoring capabilities from the incident zone serves as key factor in selection of MultiRAE over competition
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RAE Systems, a leading global provider of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection networks for national security and industrial applications, today announced that its MultiRAE Pro portable multi-threat monitors have been adopted by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Team and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.


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Know the unknown -- Using sensor-fusion to identify toxic chemicals

Free webinar helps safety managers get vital info
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Safety managers and incident commanders face the need to identify and quantify toxic or combustible chemicals on the spot, to make urgent decisions. These professionals need to rely on gas detection monitors to help them decide quickly – to prevent an accident from becoming an incident -- on the use of personal protective equipment, evacuation and cleanup.


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Train derailment reveals chem transport risk, say environmental groups

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In the wake of a recent train derailment in NJ released toxins and forced widespread evacuations, environmental groups are urging the Obama administration to use its power under the Clean Air Act to reduce chemical disaster risks.


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Cheers and jeers as Safe Chemicals Act moves ahead

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A Senate committee’s approval this week of an amendment to the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 is either a victory for American families or a defeat for bipartisan cooperation – depending on who you ask.


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Health advocates join forces to defend EPA pollution standard

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The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants.


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Health, environmental groups back EPA over MACT

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The Environmental Protection may get some help from environmental and public health groups as it contends with legal challenges to its final Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule.


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Dover Chemical Corp. to to pay $1.4 Million for unauthorized production of chemicals

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Dover Chemical Corporation has agreed to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for the unauthorized manufacture of chemical substances at facilities in Dover, Ohio and Hammond, Ind.


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Pregnant moms can avoid dangerous everyday chemicals

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Pregnant women are trying to be healthier. Many take all the right steps to promote the birth of a healthy baby, including eating right, taking vitamins and eliminating alcohol and nicotine from their lives.


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Twenty years in the making: EPA finally publishes mercury standard

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On Dec. 21, EPA issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution such as arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide.


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