The agency is first addressing phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and perfluorinated chemicals.
Trial evidence showed that plaintiffs received treatment for "exposure to toxic chemical" from emissions at the plant in Texas City, Texas.
Environmental Defense Fund proposes that building owners convert to cleaner heating oils or natural gas by 2020.
Two levels of grants awards are available to help establish community-based partnerships and implement risk-reduction activities.
The agency has extended the comment period that was set to expire Dec. 28.
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, pesticides have been linked to immune and endocrine problems as well as cub mortality in polar bears.
King's College London doctors have researched the literature and found that climate change could negatively affect people with mental illness and increase the burden of mental disorder generally.
Cincinnati Lead Study uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to test how adults exposed to lead as children behave when asked to perform two tasks.
Chemicals in cord blood from newborns of African American, Asian, and Hispanic descent provide evidence of contamination in the womb.
DOT ordered El Paso Corp., and Colorado Interstate Gas Company to develop and train operators on safety procedures following an investigation into pipeline explosion in Wyoming three years ago.
Former Atomics International, Rocketdyne, and Rockwell employees are encouraged to contact EPA about its Santa Susana Field Lab radiological study.
Agriculture and Emergency Management agencies in Missouri will assist with outreach, education and implementation of the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Program.
In a competition recognizing environmental efforts, San Antonio-based Clothesline Cleaners discarded perchloroethylene and fossil fuels to stand out among other women-owned businesses.
"This study raises the question: Is there a safe level for BPA exposure, and what is that level? More studies like this, which examine the effect of BPA on humans, are critically needed to help establish prevention strategies and regulatory policies." said lead author De-Kun Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.
The study says 9 percent of childhood asthma cases in Long Beach and 6 percent in Riverside were attributable to traffic proximity.
"The asbestos-related disease in Libby is far more aggressive and rapidly progressive than what's seen in most asbestos-exposed workers," said Dr. Levin.
EPA is seeking comments on proposed guidance that should make label directions more uniform, specific, and protective of human health.