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Puerto Rican Company Provides Expertise in Protecting Workers from Exposure to Nanomaterials
Puerto Rican Company Provides Expertise in Protecting Workers from Exposure to Nanomaterials
2/19/2018 10:39:45 AM
As more companies and research institutions work with engineered nanomaterials for industrial and commercial products, a growing number of occupational, health and safety professionals have begun to raise concerns about worker exposures to these tiny materials.
Listeria Concerns Prompt California Company to Recall Guacamole Products from Multiple States
Listeria Concerns Prompt California Company to Recall Guacamole Products from Multiple States
2/19/2018 8:54:26 AM
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company based in California. The recall was launched after positive test results for  Listeria monocytogenes  on two packages collected for the FDA’s random sample testing program.
Phoenix Testing Laboratory Adds AIHA Certification for Legionella Testing
Phoenix Testing Laboratory Adds AIHA Certification for Legionella Testing
2/16/2018 8:27:30 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Phoenix laboratory is now certified for  Legionella  analysis through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC).
Audi Environmental Foundation supports young researchers: award for contributions to resource management
Audi Environmental Foundation supports young researchers: award for contributions to resource management
2/16/2018 5:19:04 AM
• Sustainable Resource Management Award in recognition of theses on environmental protection and sustainability • Prizewinners research into urban development and ideas for efficient biogas plants • Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of Audi Environmental Foundation: “Careful use of resources can have a big impact” The Audi Environmental Foundation and the …
"Whale Cam" Attached to Minke in a World-first
2/16/2018 4:31:29 AM
For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have attached a camera to a minke – one of the most poorly understood of all the whale species. And in an incredible bonus for researchers, the camera (which adheres with suction cups) slid down the side of the animal – but stayed attached – providing remarkable video of the way it feeds.
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Sickens People from California to New Hampshire
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Sickens People from California to New Hampshire
2/15/2018 9:35:53 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing  E.
UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies
UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies
2/14/2018 12:59:56 PM
 As Tropical Cyclone Gita, the strongest storm to ever hit Tonga, intensifies and heads towards Fiji, UNICEF offers its support to the affected Pacific island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.
Bridgestone Receives Highest Rating in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for Second Consecutive Year
Bridgestone Receives Highest Rating in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for Second Consecutive Year
2/14/2018 12:54:18 PM
Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that it has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage carbon and climate change across its supply chain for a second time.
WestCAT - a Californian public transportation service - makes the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
WestCAT - a Californian public transportation service - makes the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
2/14/2018 10:20:52 AM
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT), a public transportation service in California, has switched their entire fleet of 45 heavy duty buses from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel(TM).
Sonoma County Resident Dies after Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease
Sonoma County Resident Dies after Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease
2/14/2018 8:33:41 AM
Recently, the  Press Democrat  published a story about the death of a Sonoma County woman who had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. According to the report, there have been other cases of the severe form of pneumonia in the county, but it was the first recorded death in the area for 2017.
Gus and the Invisible Friend
Gus and the Invisible Friend
2/13/2018 2:27:56 PM
Having been separated at a very young age, five abandoned kittens seek to reunite.  Before she left them, their loving mother told them that they each had been born with an inner voice to guide them.
Naturally Occurring Asbestos Complicates California Airport Runway Repairs
Naturally Occurring Asbestos Complicates California Airport Runway Repairs
2/13/2018 8:56:04 AM
Recently, the  North Bay Business Journal  published a story about the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos at the an airport in California. It was reportedly found last October in the rock beneath the runway during renovation activities.
Lead Disclosure Requirements and Testing Options for Homebuyers in Puerto Rico
Lead Disclosure Requirements and Testing Options for Homebuyers in Puerto Rico
2/12/2018 3:15:08 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that approximately three-quarters of the nation’s housing stock built before 1978, the year the federal government banned consumer uses of lead in paints, likely contains some lead-based paint.
Protecting Workers from Skin Exposure to Hazardous Materials
Protecting Workers from Skin Exposure to Hazardous Materials
2/12/2018 9:18:49 AM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that more than 13 million workers in the United States alone are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin.
Enforcement Begins Soon for OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect General Industry and Maritime Workers from Crystalline Silica
Enforcement Begins Soon for OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect General Industry and Maritime Workers from Crystalline Silica
2/12/2018 9:16:48 AM
In just 4 months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement actions for the new respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry and maritime operations.
Papros Offers Free Product Material Declaration Viewing for Entire Supply Chain, Including for the Soon to Be Released IPC 1754
Papros Offers Free Product Material Declaration Viewing for Entire Supply Chain, Including for the Soon to Be Released IPC 1754
2/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
Green leader Papros Inc, announced free product declaration viewers including for the soon to be released IPC 1754 for entire supply chain. Information dissemination per advanced standards is possible only if there are tools to use the data.
A mission to map the hidden ocean floor
A mission to map the hidden ocean floor
2/12/2018 6:09:10 AM
Beneath the vast ice sheets and frozen landmasses of Antarctica is a world little known to scientists. The oceans in the polar regions are cold, inhospitable and mysterious.
Home Selling Disclosure Requirements to Protect Families from Lead Poisoning Hazards
Home Selling Disclosure Requirements to Protect Families from Lead Poisoning Hazards
2/9/2018 9:19:54 AM
Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust and soil.
TestAmerica Announces Accreditation for PFAS by QSM 5.1 Table B-15
2/8/2018 4:09:02 PM
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., a proven leader in laboratory services for customers in both the public and private sectors, announced today that their Sacramento, CA laboratory has earned accreditation for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in accordance with the Department of Defense’s Quality Service Manual (QSM) version 5.1.
Operation Earth: Environmental science for families launches nationwide
Operation Earth: Environmental science for families launches nationwide
2/8/2018 3:37:55 PM
Visitors to the centres will get the chance to watch a family show, be a scientist and have a go at experiments. We hope that over 100,000 children and adults will engage in how environmental science affects our daily lives.