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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Credibility concerns lead NIH to end study on alcohol's health effects 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.
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No, Gwyneth Paltrow, charcoal detox is not a good thing 12.6.2018 Philly.com News
Just because they use it in emergency rooms for poison victims does not mean taking charcoal on your own is going to purify your insides.
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School District cleans Olney Elementary after 10.7 million asbestos fibers found 8.6.2018 Philly.com News
School District cleans and shuts areas at Olney Elementary amid public pressure in wake of newspapers' investigation that found 10.7 million asbestos fibers on a floor
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New test: 10.7 million asbestos fibers on floor at Philadelphia elementary school 6.6.2018 Philly.com News
New tests show off-the-chart levels of asbestos fibers on surfaces at Olney Elementary School after officials at the School District of Philadelphia had ordered a cleanup.
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Can Research on Astronauts Lead to Better Sleep on Earth? 5.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
The lights that NASA is testing on sleep-deprived astronauts in space may also help people on planet Earth get more rest.
Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s 4.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn't be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.
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Conversion Therapy Isn't the Cure for 'Toxic Masculinity' 2.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Doctors once regarded homosexuality and ‘female problems’ as diseases. The reverse is no better.
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Philly congressmen seek federal help to fix 'unconscionable' condition of city schools 2.6.2018 Philly.com News
Philadelphia's three congressmen urged House leaders to dedicate federal money to repairing the city's schools, which are suffering from mold, deteriorated asbestos, and peeling paint likely to contain lead. The letter from Democrats Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans came in response to the Inquirer and Daily News series "Toxic City," which detailed the conditions and the sometimes devastating health consequences for school children.
Pruitt EPA Illegally and Dramatically Undermines Authority to Limit Dangerous Chemicals under Reformed Chemical Safety Law 1.6.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
EPA today revealed its severely flawed approach to reviewing the risks to health and the environment posed by the first 10 chemicals being evaluated under the newly reformed chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These chemicals were selected in 2016 because of their potential dangers to the health of American families, but […]
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Lawmakers seek $16 million to expand Exide lead cleanup beyond yards 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A long-overlooked source of lead contamination in neighborhoods near a closed Vernon battery recycler could be cleaned under a push by state lawmakers to target the grassy strips between sidewalks and streets.

The publicly owned stretches of land, known as parkways, are not included in the state’s...

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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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Nature writer Eugenia Bone: Skip hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Book author has a message for us all: Skip the hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two.
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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's health department unveiled "Responsibility Grows Here," the latest public education effort that will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Report: Toxic algae are growing threat to water, human health 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Environmental Working Group found nearly 300 blooms recorded in lakes and rivers in 48 states since 2010.
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Health officials launch ambitious plan to rid the world of trans fats 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In an effort to save half a million lives each year, the World Health Organization on Monday urged developing nations to follow the lead of affluent countries and eliminate man-made trans fatty acids from their food supplies.

By taking six specific steps, officials from the United Nations’ health...

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Happy Hour Roundup 15.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Volcanic activity threatens Hawaii geothermal plant long at the center of resident concerns 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Earthquakes and Kilauea’s fissures and lava flow have led to the emergency removal of dangerous gasses, but residents worry that the plant could explode as instability continues.
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Testing analysis for TSCA new chemicals embraced by EPA’s Beck has serious omissions 11.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Ryan O’Connell, EDF High Meadows Fellow, and Stephanie Schwarz, EDF Legal Fellow, assisted in the research informing this post. As noted in a previous blog post, EDF recently filed a request for an extension of the public comment period on EPA’s draft Alternative Testing Methods Strategic Plan under the […]
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