U.S. Sends HazMat Equipment to Mexico to Build Border Response Capability

Personal protective suits, multi-gas meters, and related hazmat response equipment for Cuidad Juárez first responders were transferred to Mexico's Dirección de Protección Civil.

Firm Develops Chinese Drywall Inspection Protocol

A forensics company has identified 11 of 12 compounds that could be considered health concerns in imported drywall.

Senators Seek Funds for Chinese Drywall Study

Amendment requests $2 million for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to expedite the investigation.

Harvard Study Sees Increase in Urinary BPA

After a week of drinking from polycarbonate bottles, participants showed a two-thirds increase in bisphenol A in their urine.

NACD Details Concerns at Annual D.C. Fly-in

Issues concerning chemical distributors include the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, EPA's ChAMP, and railroad obligations.

Chrysotile Asbestos Is Carcinogenic, Groups Say

EIA, ADAO say that all forms of asbestos are responsible for related lung, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers, and mesotherlioma.

NRDC Wants Chemicals Removed from Pet Products

The group filed a lawsuit in California against retailers and manufacturers for products containing propoxur without proper labeling.

Invista Self-reports Violations at Former DuPont Facilities

The company will pay a $1.7 million penalty and spend millions to correct violations in seven states that were found after Invista took ownership of the DuPont facilities.

Deleon Added to Fugitives Web Site

Albania Deleon, an asbestos removal training company president, did not appear for her sentencing hearing and was placed on the EPA's wanted list.

New Calif. Rule to Require Tire Pressure Checks

The California Air Resources Board next year will require auto maintenance shops to check the tire pressure of the vehicles they service.

New Strategy to Evaluate Chemical Toxicity

EPA's new chemical toxicity strategy will incorporate methods that use advances in molecular biology, genomics, and computational sciences.

Real Estate Firms Fail to Follow Lead Paint Disclosure Rule

A real estate company and property owners will pay a penalty and more than $2 million in lead paint abatement work in Massachusetts and Connecticut.