A long list of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US due to historically relaxed regulations
Critics say changes to the agency's review process will harm public health.
Looking ahead to the biggest environmental issues for chemistry worldwide, including climate change, air quality, PFAS pollution, plastics, and chemical regulation.
The EPA has taken steps that undermine almost everything the new Toxic Substance Control Act was meant to achieve.
Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).
It isn't just a little bit of pollution. And it isn't under control — not even close. Its scope is stunning. Legal documents filed this week put an entirely new light on the levels of pollution pouring out of the chemical plant just south of Fayetteville, South Carolina. It is massive.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen denied EPA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Food & Water Watch, the Fluoride Action Network and other groups who claim that ingesting fluoride can cause neurological damage.
Peiwen Zhou, 55, admitted in court that his company, AK Scientific, shipped the cancer-causing chemical 1,2-dibromoethane and other toxic substances without labeling them properly, and that he had not trained his employees to mark the materials for transport.
The US EPA is developing four additional "chemical categories" that may be added to a list last updated in 2010.
350 individuals and 50 groups in Southwestern PA's fracking country are urging the governor to hear from impacted communities