On August 26, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released its highly anticipated plan to categorize two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) as “hazardous substances” subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). This action is
Continue Reading EPA Proposes Designating Two PFAS “Forever Chemicals” as CERCLA Hazardous Substances

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) is debating its next step after what would have been the nation’s first mandatory disclosure program for cleaning product ingredients was invalidated by a state court judge on August 27th.  In the
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California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued an important clarification of the scope of last year’s listing of “soluble” nickel compounds as reproductive toxins under Proposition 65.  As previously reported, last October, OEHHA added “Nickel (soluble
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** UPDATE 8/29/2018 ** NTP just released a draft report recommending that “frequent and long term night shift work … that causes circadian disruption is known to be a human carcinogen” based on human studies. 
Continue Reading This is Not a Dream … Agencies Actually are Reviewing the Cancer Risks of Night Shift Work (UPDATED)