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EPA proposes new-use rules for 17 chemicals including nanoscale compounds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemicals, some of which are used to manufacture such products as electronics, batteries, rubber, plastics, inks, and lubricants


All things legislative and regulatory
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

During a March 9, 2010, hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, several chemical industry executives testified that they favored reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amid growing public awareness about exposure to chemicals through products and environmental emissions


Cancer Panel report says environmental chemicals causing “grievous harm”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Described by the media as "landmark" and "extraordinary," the President's Cancer Panel newly issued 2008-2009 Annual Report claims that the National Cancer Program has not adequately addressed the "true burden of environmentally induced cancer."


Louisiana bill aimed at closing Tulane Environmental Law Clinic dies in Committee
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

The Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee has reportedly shelved a bill (S.B. 549) that would have shut down the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic


Consumers taking new shots at product manufacturers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2010

With an increasing number of companies touting their products as "green" or "environmentally friendly," consumers have reportedly begun challenging those claims in court complaining that they paid more for products that did not meet their expectations


Company agrees to settle complaints about its environmentally friendly product claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has reportedly agreed to settle putative class actions filed in California and Wisconsin federal courts alleging that the company falsely advertised its Windex products as good for the environment


Review board to discuss ethics of research using human subjects
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to discuss scientific and ethical reviews of research using human subjects


Sherwin-Williams and PPG settle FTC charge of misleading consumers about paint
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdown on companies that make misleading “green” claims, two of the nation’s leading paint companiesSherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries, Inc.have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of the potentially harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs


DOD warns EPA chemical toxicological assessment vulnerable to challenge
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

In comments submitted on a final draft toxicological review, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has apparently warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its August 11, 2010, Integrated Risk Information System assessment for 1,4 dioxane is vulnerable to a Data Quality Act (DQA) challenge


Flea and tick collars to carry cancer exposure warning in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

A California court has approved a consent judgment between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a number of makers and retailers of flea and tick collars