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  • Policing Toxic Metal Cadmium in Children's Jewelry

    October 19, 2010 3:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators have for the first time revealed how they intend to police the problem presented by the toxic metal cadmium in children's jewelry. Today's long-awaited guidance from the Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests an acceptable level of cadmium, a known carcinogen that can damage... more »
  • Dispersant is Less Toxic Than Oil Alone

    August 2, 2010 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal study of chemical dispersants used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows that when mixed with oil, the dispersant is less toxic to aquatic life than oil alone. The study also show that when mixed with oil, the dispersant used in... more »
  • TOXIC VAPORS IN OIL CLEANUP AREAS AT 20-72 TIMES HIGHER THAN EPA RECCOMENDED LEVELS

    July 22, 2010 11:34 AM

    Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer: "The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
  • Less-toxic Dispersant not Available

    May 25, 2010 9:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House energy adviser says BP is complying with the government's request to use less of a toxic dispersant in fighting the Gulf oil spill, but she says alternative dispersants aren't so readily available. In a letter to BP, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the oil... more »
  • BP Ordered to use Less Toxic Form of Chemical Dispersant

    May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has directed oil giant BP to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Obama administration officials confirmed the order Thursday. Some lawmakers and environmental groups have criticized use of the... more »

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