In the past, pesticides were used to eliminate the problem, but as pest control practices have changed, the bedbug problem has grown. Experts note too that most bedbugs are homegrown and are being spread from belongings taken from one place to another.
The global firm will seek to grow its business in developing countries while minimizing its environmental footprint.
Mark Philbrick recommends an "anticipatory governance" approach, meaning nanotubes would be considered hazardous until their toxicity and behavior can be better understood.
National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.
NIOSH releases its evaluation of potential exposures and health effects of those involved in the Deepwater Horizon response activities.
Canadian study validates the condition called electrosensitivity.
Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.
The device uses a sensitive carbon dioxide-sensing mechanism that can locate the signature of a single bed bug behind a wall or in a concealed space, according to Stern Environmental Group.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly MMS, has developed rules for offshore oil and gas operations in federal waters that require operators to develop and follow a 13-point Safety and Environmental Management System.
In an independent review, a team found that the Department of Environmental Protection's program for oil and gas wells is well managed and meets its objectives.
EPA is contributing $6 million to the International Project for Clean Cookstoves in order to help prevent exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fires.
The health risk and liabilities of this hazardous substance cost too much to ignore; the best approach is to eliminate the problem.
- By Tony Nocito
- Sep 16, 2010
The agency is "drilling down to bedrock" to uncover the impact of the process on drinking water sources.
Long-standing pesticide faces government review, an activist campaign, and two lawsuits.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it has evidence that residents affected by the recent spill in Michigan are being asked to waive legal rights or sign over medical records.
The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.
Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.