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Lead Ammunition Threatens Wildlife: Lawsuit
2012-06-09 05:11:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Lead bullets are having a major impact on wildlife populations and should be banned, according to a lawsuit filed by seven US conservation groups on Thursday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit follows an unsuccessful petition to the EPA by The Center for Biological Diversity and 100 other organizations that aimed to restrict the use of lead-based ammunition, which accounts for most bullets and shot used by sportsmen across the...

2011-08-02 16:28:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Vice President of Petrochemicals James Cooper issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule announced today, previously known as the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) modifications: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "EPA showed sound judgment when it decided to...

2011-05-23 13:02:00

HCWH Nurses Group Asks Colleagues to Support Bill Updating Chemical Laws WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Without Harm Nurses Work Group has issued an Action Alert urging its membership and other nurses to contact their Senators to voice support for chemical reform legislation, stating that the measure will help protect public health. The legislation, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S847), is intended to overhaul the nation's chemical regulatory...

2011-05-04 14:10:03

Environmental health experts say current law falls short and urge federal government to work with partners to address gaps that leave the public vulnerable With growing evidence of the link between exposure to toxic chemicals and chronic diseases, especially in children, the United States needs to step up its efforts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, say researchers writing in the May issue of Health Affairs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stymied by the outdated...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.