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Court upholds listing styrene as carcinogen

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

A federal court in the District of Columbia has allowed the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to include styrene in its 12th Report on

Federal implementation plan for hospital incinerators finalized

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final rule amendments on April 4, 2013, to the federal implementation plan under the Clean Air

New Jersey law strengthens penalties for medical waste disposal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed legislation (A1888) on November 19, 2012, that will allow the state to suspend or revoke the licenses of medical professionals or waste-handling companies found liable of illegally dumping medical waste

Only “known carcinogens” may be listed under Prop. 65, California court rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

A California appeals court has refused to allow the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to identify styrene and vinyl acetate as carcinogens under the Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65), ruling that the agency failed to provide sufficient evidence that the chemicals are “known” to cause cancer. Styrene Info. & Research Ctr. v. OEHHA, No. C064301 (Cal. App. Ct. 103112

New York State delays hydraulic fracturing rules pending public health review

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the delay of proposed hydraulic fracturing rules while the Department of Health conducts a public health review

Physician challenges Pa. law barring disclosures regarding hydraulic fracturing fluids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

A Pennsylvania physician has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a provision in a recently enacted state law that bars certain disclosures by physicians treating patients who were exposed to hydraulicfracturing fluids

ISO releases nanomaterial characterization guidance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO ) has issued new guidance pertaining to the characterization of nanoscale material before conducting health-related testing on the material

EPA issues final guidance on linking cancers to chemical exposures

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final guidance on linking cancers to chemical agents and radiation

EPA-funded study claims link between ozone exposure and cardiovascular changes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

A recent study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims to have found a link between ozone exposure and cardiovascular and nervous system changes

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over potential damage to crops from transgenic seed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

A federal court in New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by organic seed growers seeking an order prohibiting Monsanto Co. from suing them if their crops become contaminated by the company’s transgenic seed