CWEA PFAS Summit

April 1, 2020

Arlene Blum gave the keynote speech at the PFAS Summit at California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Annual Conference. Her talk was entitled: “PFAS: What It is, What It Comes From, Where It’s Found and Its Dangers.”…

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Forty years later TSCA gets an overhaul

In June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA reform, hereafter), a revision to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA. The amended law removes several roadblocks that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced when trying to determine the safety of chemicals in household products. There are significant improvements and some drawbacks concerning the revisions…

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USEPA’s Drinking Water Monitoring Program

Speaker: Andrew Lindstrom
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Event: Science & Policy of Highly Fluorinated Chemicals

July 12, 2015

Table Mountain Inn
Golden, Colorado, USA…

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Flame Retardants in Car Seats—Do We Need Them?

Car seats are essential to protecting children in cars. Due to a federal motor vehicle flammability standard, many materials in automobiles, including car seats, contain harmful flame retardants. There is no evidence showing this standard increases fire safety for children, but the standard results in exposure to chemicals that have been associated with cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurological and reproductive impairment. In a study by the Ecology Center, a Michigan-based nonprofit, three quarters of car seats tested were found to contain hazardous…

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