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US FDA seeks information on fluorinated polyethylene in FCMs

by Chemical Watch | July 21, 2022
The FDA has been working closely with the EPA after testing found that certain PFASs can form and leach from some fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers into the pesticide they are storing. The issue arose in September 2020, when the nonprofit group Public Employees for ...

US nonprofit sues to compel disclosure on PFASs in high-density polyethylene containers

by Chemical Watch | April 6, 2022
The US nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has sued the US EPA over its alleged failure to comply with a public records request related to PFAS contamination from fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers. Filed in the US District Court for the ...

NGO faults US EPA for overlooking existing substance toxicity in new chemical reviews

by Chemical Watch | December 29, 2021
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a complaint against the US EPA for allowing onto the market a new substance whose synthesis entails an environmentally beneficial but cancer-causing solvent – a decision the organisation says exemplifies the agency’s ...

Independent review of TSCA new chemicals programme gets underway

by Chemical Watch | October 7, 2021
“An independent evaluation that could usher in changes to the TSCA new chemicals programme is getting underway, the agency has told Chemical Watch. The outside review follows a series of disclosures from agency scientists who have come forward with concerns that the Office of ...

US standards body rejects appeal seeking PFAS-free firefighting gear

by Chemical Watch | September 14, 2021
‘“We’re disappointed, but not surprised” by the vote, said Kyla Bennett, science policy director with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is assisting the IAFF with legal and scientific advice.   She said the 2006 standard – examining how ...