Latest Bruce Scholnick Stories

2011-04-11 08:37:00

iGPS makes unexplained changes to published chemical amounts - numbers relevant in lawsuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the ongoing public policy debate on the use of the controversial flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has chosen to quietly lower the amount of that chemical - not in its millions of pallets, but in its data chart.

2010-12-08 10:25:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A study conducted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health showed high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in butter samples purchased from five grocery stores in the city of Dallas.

2010-03-23 09:31:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 18-months of complaints, drug recalls and a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration for its "Failure to thoroughly investigate," McNeil Consumer Healthcare has proposed remediation measures that will do nothing to avert future contamination.

2009-04-14 09:36:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When plastic pallets were first introduced to the market, they created a fire hazard which led insurance companies and fire regulators to require a two-class upgrade for warehouse sprinkler systems in plants using plastic pallets.

2009-03-03 12:37:00

Massive Costs to Warehouse Industries ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to radically alter existing compliance standards for pallets would cost billions of dollars to already struggling industries, and will not improve safety.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.