Chemical & Engineering News

Group sues US EPA for hiding risk information

by Chemical & Engineering News | January 18, 2022
When chemical manufacturers obtain information that a substance in the marketplace poses a substantial risk to human health or the environment, they are required to notify the US Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA made such notifications publicly available for decades. Then, without ...

Mosquito spray tainted with PFAS from shipping containers

by Chemical & Engineering News | January 19, 2021
“Environmentally persistent chemicals discovered in an insecticide aerially sprayed in more than half of US states leached into the pesticide from plastic shipping containers, the Environmental Protection Agency says. An assortment of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ...

PFAS found in mosquito spray used in US states

by Chemical & Engineering News | December 2, 2020
“Communities across the US may be polluted with toxic and persistent per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from pesticides sprayed to control mosquitoes, new data suggest. Separate testing by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the ...

Chemical Safety Board Proposes Accident Reporting Rule

by Chemical & Engineering News | December 16, 2019
“The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) proposes that companies report immediately and directly to the CSB accidental chemical releases sufficient to trigger an investigation. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating and finding the ...