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News Releases issued by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

 

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03/18/2014EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New green chemistry technologies promote new products and markets
03/14/2014EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
03/12/2014EPA Awards More than $500,000 to Schools to Help Reduce Children’s Exposure to Pesticides / Integrated pest management practices are shown to reduce pesticide use
02/20/2014EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure
01/08/2014EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees/Louisiana State, Penn State and University of Vermont at the forefront of groundbreaking technology
12/11/2013EPA Holds Bi- Monthly IRIS Public Meeting
12/11/2013EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
11/20/2013EPA Proposes New Guidelines for Greener Federal Purchases
11/06/2013EPA Seeks Public Input on Newly Designed Graphic for Bug Repellent Labels/New graphic will help consumers make informed choices to protect their health
10/22/2013U.S. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Goes Global
09/30/2013EPA Takes Steps to Allow Restriction of Imports of Harmful Category of Chemicals used in Carpets
09/24/2013EPA Evaluates Flame Retardants Including a Safer Substitute for HBCD
09/16/2013EPA Marks Pollution Prevention (P2) Week with Renewed Emphasis on Reducing Carbon Pollution
09/09/2013EPA Web Tool Expands Access to Scientific, Regulatory Information on Chemicals
08/26/2013EPA Launches Online Green Sports Resource Directory
08/15/2013New Pesticide Labels Will Better Protect Bees and Other Pollinators
07/24/2013EPA Expands List of Safer Chemical Ingredients
07/15/2013EPA Seeks Input for Potential Rule Revisions on Existing Uses of PCBs
05/29/2013EPA Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde
05/02/2013USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health
05/01/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: USDA, EPA and Stakeholders to Discuss New Report on Honey Bee Health
03/27/2013EPA Announces Chemicals for Risk Assessment in 2013, Focus on Widely Used Flame Retardants
03/18/2013Secure Pesticides and Chemicals during Poison Prevention Week/More than 145,000 reports made each year to poison centers involving pesticides and disinfectants
03/04/2013Media Advisory: EPA’s Pollinator Summit on March 5
02/21/2013EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New green chemistry technologies grow markets and save businesses money
02/11/2013EPA Makes Public Comprehensive Information on Use of Chemicals in the U.S. / The Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others assess chemicals more quickly and encourage the use of safer chemicals
02/08/2013EPA Strengthens Protections for Participants in Third Party Human Studies Involving Pesticides
01/30/2013EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products / Action Will Prevent Thousands of Accidental Exposures Among Children Each Year
01/04/2013EPA Releases First Set of Draft Risk Assessments Under Existing Chemicals Work Plan Effort
08/13/2012EPA and Federal Environmental Executive Honor Federal Electronics Stewardship Efforts / Award winners have saved $7.8 million
07/30/2012EPA Identifies Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical
06/18/2012EPA Honors 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners
05/21/2012NASCAR and EPA Partner on Green Initiatives
05/09/2012EPA Promotes Safer Alternatives to Nonylphenol Ethoxylates
04/13/2012EPA Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Reporting for Chemical Information
03/20/2012Rules Proposed to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals / EPA also calls for additional testing on health and environmental impacts of PBDEs
03/16/2012Poisoning is a Major Cause of Death from Injury in the U.S. / US Government raising awareness of accidental exposures during National Poison Prevention Week
02/10/2012Industry Progressing in Voluntary Effort to Reduce Toxic Chemicals / Companies have successfully developed over 150 alternatives to long-chain perfluorinated chemicals
11/28/2011EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information
11/09/2011Nominations Sought for 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
10/20/2011EPA Works to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children / National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29
09/20/2011EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week
08/11/2011EPA Issues Stop Sale Order to DuPont on Sale and Distribution of Imprelis Herbicide
08/02/2011EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information
07/26/2011EPA Considering New Toxicity Testing and Environmental Sampling for BPA
07/11/2011EPA Proposes to Review New Uses of 14 Chemicals Classified as Glymes / Action taken to better evaluate possible adverse health impacts
06/30/2011EPA Approves Two Insecticides for Control of Invasive Stink Bug
06/09/2011EPA Proposes Policy on Nanoscale Materials in Pesticide Products
06/08/2011EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals / Part of continuing effort to protect Americans’ health by increasing access to chemical information
06/07/2011EPA Takes Major Actions to Reduce Americans’ Risks from Mouse and Rat Poisons / Move will better protect children, pets and wildlife
05/31/2011EPA Establishes National Tribal Toxics Committee to Address Risks from Toxic Chemicals
04/21/20112,500 Products Now Approved under EPA Safer Product Labeling Program
04/13/2011EPA Announces Actions on Two Chemicals to Reduce Harm to People
04/06/2011EPA Awards Five Grants to Combat Bed Bugs
04/06/2011EPA Moves to Electronic Reporting of New Chemical Notices
03/21/2011EPA Warns Online Shoppers about Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales
03/16/2011EPA Warns, “Children Act Fast...So Do Poisons,” in Observance of Poison Prevention Week / National awareness campaign planned for March 20-26 to reduce poisonings in U.S.
02/10/2011EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims on Studies of Chemicals Submitted under TSCA /

Action part of ongoing commitment to transparency
01/31/2011Federal Agencies to Convene National Bed Bug Summit February 1-2
01/04/2011EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals
12/29/2010EPA Issues National Guidance to Address Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Lights
12/22/2010EPA Provides Public with Easier Access to Chemical Information
12/21/2010EPA Forms New Group to Increase Tribes’ Role in Chemical Management and Pollution Prevention Activities
12/17/2010EPA and European Chemicals Agency Sign Agreement to Enhance Chemical Safety
12/08/2010EPA, Other Federal Agencies to Hold Bed Bug Summit in February
11/30/2010EPA Announces New Tool to Promote Safer Chemicals and Products
11/29/2010EPA Calls for Nominations for 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
11/19/2010EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Exterior Lead Paint for Public and Commercial Buildings
11/16/2010EPA to Expand Chemicals Testing for Endocrine Disruption
11/04/2010EPA Denies Petition that Sought a Ban on Lead in Fishing Gear
10/21/2010EPA Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Agency urges parents to protect children from exposure
10/21/2010EPA and Federal Partners Promote Sustainable Manufacturing in Communities

E3 Projects under way in Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
10/19/2010EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde
10/06/2010EPA Awards $1.5 Million in Environmental Education Grants
10/06/2010EPA Pesticide Database to Aid Consumers in Controlling Bed Bugs
09/20/2010EPA Marks 20th Anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
08/27/2010EPA Denies Petition Calling for Lead Ammunition Ban
08/18/2010EPA to Take Action on Chemicals Used in Dyes, Flame Retardants, and Industrial Detergents /
Efforts to limit exposure and reduce harm to people
08/17/2010Bayer Agrees to Terminate All Uses of Aldicarb
08/11/2010EPA Proposes Improvements to Chemical Reporting
Actions to help keep children, families safer
08/10/2010CONSUMER ALERT: EPA Advises Care When Selecting Pesticides for Bedbug Control
07/06/2010EPA Rule Increases Protection from Lead-Paint Poisoning
Agency also extends deadline for required training
06/23/2010EPA Announces Winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
06/09/2010EPA Moves to Terminate All Uses of Insecticide Endosulfan to Protect Health of Farmworkers and Wildlife
05/18/2010EPA Helps Americans Get Ready for Summer with Insect Repellents
05/17/2010EPA Adds More Than 6,300 Chemicals and 3,800 Chemical Facilities to Public Database

Unprecedented access provided for the first time
04/23/2010EPA Announces Start of National Lead-Safe Renovation Program to Protect Children and Pregnant Women
EPA also strengthens protections in lead-safe program
04/14/2010Administrator Jackson to Deliver Opening Remarks at EPA Conference on Improving Our Waters
04/07/2010EPA Requires Contractors to Become Lead-Safe Certified / Agency expects more than 125,000 contractors to be trained by April 22 deadline
04/07/2010EPA Announces New Restrictions on Pesticide Phosphine Fumigants to Reduce Risks to Children
New labels aim to reduce accidental poisonings
03/29/2010EPA to Scrutinize Environmental Impact of Bisphenol A
03/17/2010EPA to Increase Restrictions on Flea and Tick Products
Cautions consumers to use products with extra care
03/16/2010MEDIA ALERT: EPA Will Announce the Results of its Evaluation of Spot-on Tick-and-Flea Products for Dogs and Cats
03/15/2010EPA Makes Chemical Information More Accessible to Public
For the first time, TSCA chemical inventory free of charge online
03/11/2010EPA: Keep Pesticides and Household Chemicals out of Children’s Reach
01/21/2010EPA Increases Transparency on Chemical Risk Information: Action part of continued comprehensive reform of toxic substance laws
12/31/2009Nominations Sought for 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
12/30/2009EPA Announces Actions to Address Chemicals of Concern, Including Phthalates: Agency continues efforts to work for comprehensive reform of toxic substance laws
12/22/2009EPA Seeks to Disclose Pesticide Inert Ingredients
12/17/2009EPA Reaction to DecaBDE Phaseout Announcement

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