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Substantial improvements made in EPA’s IRIS program


A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council says that changes EPA has proposed and implemented into its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) process are “substantial improvements.”While acknowledging the progress made to date, the report offers further guidance ...


Super-sensitive detection of asbestos in soil samples


A new method of sample preparation, developed by a group of US scientists, promises to increase the sensitivity of asbestos analysis 100-fold, to the point where it can be used to detect the substance in soil. Although at a low level, asbestos contamination in soil is of potential concern. If ...


Evotec AG announces multi-year agreement with The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Evotec AG announced that Evotec has entered into a multi-year compound management agreement with the United States EPA. The contract covers a period of five years and has a total value of up to EUR7.7 million (approx. USD 10 million).Under the agreement Evotec, through its San Francisco ...


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Bayer CropScience is strengthening its crop protection portfolio further

New Herbicide Alion registered in the United States


The non-selective herbicide Alion® (active ingredient indaziflam) from Bayer CropScience has been granted regulatory approval in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Alion® was developed primarily for use in perennial crops such as citrus, tree nut, grapes, pome and ...


ECHA and the US EPA start working together


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) are about to start working together in the area of chemicals safety. In line with the shared commitment to improve chemical safety, ECHA and the US EPA have signed a Statement of Intent to ...


Dionex Announces EPA Federal Register Approval of Ion Chromatography for Total Cyanide Analysis


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add new and revised methods published by the EPA, voluntary consensus organizations such as ASTM International, and other commercial entities, for use in water quality monitoring. These changes and additional methods will ...


AkzoNobel GLDA chelates approved by US EPA


AkzoNobel’s global Chelates business announced that its GLDA (l-glutamic acid, N,N-di (acetic acid), tetrasodium salt) chelates have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in non food contact pesticide formulations. The EPA has added the chelating agent, ...


UCLA's James Liao receives Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from EPA


James C. Liao, the Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award promotes research ...


EPA announces research strategy to study nanomaterials


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined a new research strategy to better understand how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment. Nanomaterials are materials that are between approximately one and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is approximately 1/100,000 the ...


EPA awards UH lead role to study toxin effects on embryonic development

$3.2M grant to explore how chemicals affect human health, which ones may cause serious diseases


Most people would agree that arsenic, lead, mercury, benzene and carbon monoxide pose dangers to humans. Not many, though, realize that the average person is exposed to about 10,000 different chemicals per day. Thanks to a $3.2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its ...


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