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Rejecting Plaintiffs, Judge Orders Virtual Trial In Landmark TSCA Suit
Excerpts: A federal judge has ordered a first-time citizen suit under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to proceed in a virtual bench trial later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic despite objections from the plaintiffs who had won the right to a de novo proceeding where they will be able to present […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit
Allegiant Stadium capped off as roof installation is completed.
Note from Fluoride Action Network, The structural formula for tetrafluoroethylene This story of the ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) material used for the stadium’s new roof is a good example of the increasing use of fluorine and fluoride in new products, and the potential for increased exposure risks. For example, the occupational risks to workers that produce […]United States, Nevada Plastics
Isoxaflutole: EPA sidesteps public comment, allows cancer-linked pesticide
Note from Fluoride Action Network Structural formula for Isoxaflutole EU Hazard classification & labelling Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP07) approved by the European Union, this substance is very toxic to aquatic life, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and is suspected of damaging the unborn child. Champaign, […]United States, National USA Pesticides
Philadelphia’s Bid to Ban Refinery Chemical Could Hit OSHA Wall
Federal law may preempt city’s move, industry attorneys say EPA, OSHA regulations cover hydrogen fluoride Federal occupational safety and health law may preempt Philadelphia from implementing a ban on hydrogen fluoride for use in oil refinery processes, say industry attorneys watching the city’s attempt to ban the chemical. The Philadelphia City Council’s proposal, which was […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Water fluoridation’s fraught history is focus of award-winning article
A University of Hawaii at Manoa associate professor of history received an esteemed environmental history national honor. Frank Zelko was awarded the 2019 Alice Hamilton Prize for best article by the American Society for Environmental History for his piece titled Optimizing nature: Invoking the “natural” in the struggle over water fluoridation in the journal […]United States, Hawaii
Rangely votes to continue fluoridation
RANGELY: Unofficial election results are in for the Town of Rangely. On the ballot – three uncontested races (two trustee seats and the mayor’s seat) and a ballot question about whether the Town will continue to fluoridate their water… Ballot questions: The big question on the ballot this year was fluoridation of the town’s water. […]United States, Colorado
Federal Register – Proposed Rule on Mercury from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing
[[Page 19418]] – Table 1 to Subpart AA of Part 63–Existing Source Emission Limits a b You must meet the emission limits for the specified pollutant for the following existing sources Total fluorides Wet-Process Phosphoric Acid Line….. 0.020 lb/ton of equivalent P2O5 feed. Superphosphoric Acid Process Line c.. 0.010 lb/ton of equivalent P2O5 feed. […]United States, National USA Phosphate Industry
Can Your Toothpaste Cause Cancer?
We diligently brush our teeth after every meal as part of good oral hygiene. But experts warn that the toothpaste we use to keep our pearly whites sparkling may be dangerous to our health. Because your mouth is the gateway to your body, what you put into it is crucial to your health. “Thank of […]United States, National USA Toothpaste
Safe Toothpaste for Babies That Will Make Cleaning Little Teeth Easier.
Brushing your baby or kid’s teeth isn’t always exactly something you look forward to. Chances are that there will be some resistance when you first begin. After all, they’ve never done it before, so the concept seems a bit odd and scary, so we don’t blame them. When first teaching them one of life’s most […]United States, National USA Toothpaste
NRC renews operating licence for Honeywell uranium conversion plant
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed the operating license for Honeywell International’s uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, for an additional 40 years. The new licence expires in 2060, NRC said. Honeywell submitted its licence renewal application in February 2017. NRC staff concluded that renewing the licence would not pose an undue risk […]United States, Illinois Nuclear Industry