Whistleblowers expose corruption in EPA chemical safety office

Managers and career staff in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer, according to four scientists who work at the agency.

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NC congressional leaders urge EPA to require Chemours testing of PFAS

NC Congressional leaders and environmental groups are asking the EPA to reconsider a Trump-era decision that denied a petition to require Chemours to test chemicals.

Chemist Michal Freedhoff tapped to lead US EPA chemicals office

White House nominates physical chemist with Capitol Hill experience to implement TSCA, pesticide laws.

NJ company allegedly hid ‘forever chemicals’ details

The company allegedly knew that a group of its “forever chemicals” was damaging to human health, hid that from federal regulators for years.

Biden calls for review of recent EPA actions

Decisions on chemical risks, pesticides, and science under scrutiny.

EPA denies petition to address PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition from six eastern N.C. community groups to require Chemours Co. to test 54 PFAS produced at its Fayetteville Works facility.

Is the end near for chrysotile asbestos?

US EPA confirms all 6 current uses pose unreasonable cancer risks to workers and consumers.

EPA lets two toxic chemicals fall into regulatory ‘black hole’

The EPA has failed to regulate or review two fragrance ingredients considered to be among the most hazardous chemicals in production—and among those Congress directed the agency to address faster than any others.

California takes a big step toward making polluters pay for their messes

A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign?

Future without fluoros: A complete guide

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Gretchen Goldman: How safe are children’s products? It might depend on Trump’s next nominee to the Consumer Product Safety Commission

I doubt you spend much time thinking about the CPSC, but the little-known agency plays a crucial role in ensuring that the products in our homes are safe.

This little-known principle has harmed millions of people. What are we doing to change it?

The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a better way.

Maryland legislature sends flame retardant bill to governor

Maryland's legislature has passed a bill to heavily restrict the use of flame retardant chemicals in children's products, mattresses and upholstered furniture.

EPA bulldog stares down agency watchdog

Ryan Jackson finds himself facing off with EPA's acting inspector general.
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