February 8, 2008
PSR Applauds Federal Court Decision to Force Stronger Mercury Controls on New Coal Plants
A ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop stronger power plant emission standards for mercury and other toxic pollutants.
March 21, 2007
Doctors and Nurses Urge Legislators to Eliminate Toxic Flame Retardants
Doctors and nurses from around Washington are saying “the science is in hand” on the toxic flame retardants PBDEs and are urging quick passage of a bill to ban all forms of the chemical.
November 2, 2006
EPA Releases 2006 Children’s Environmental Health Report
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2006 Children’s Environmental Health Report. Recognizing children’s unique vulnerability to environmental exposures, the report openly acknowledges that “There are up to 80,000 chemicals registered for manufacturers in the United States, and only a fraction of these have been tested for their effects on human health. Children are exposed to chemicals everyday, as they are ubiquitous.”
October 4, 2006
California Establishes the Nation’s First Statewide Biomonitoring Program
On September 29, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1379 to establish the nation’s first statewide biomonitoring program.
September 22, 2006
EPA's New Particulate Matter Standards Fail To Protect Public Health
Ignoring the recommendations of its own expert science advisors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on September 21st a final decision on new national air quality standards for particulate matter that will fail to protect public health. The EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, its Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, and an unprecedented number of national medical and public health organizations all called upon the EPA to set much tougher standards. Instead, EPA chose to adopt standards which scientific studies have shown are not adequately sufficient to protect the health of Americans from particle pollution.