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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


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


Sixth Circuit agrees that medical monitoring is not warranted for small risk of disease from chemical exposure
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Ohio, residents who were purportedly exposed to toxic chemicals, including dioxin, following a train derailment and fire that occurred in 2007 near the town


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


New law sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

President Barack Obama (D) has signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act that sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products sold in the United States as of January 1, 2013


Nine states establish clearinghouse to reduce toxic chemicals in products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

Nine states have launched an umbrella organization that aims to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products


EPA extends comment deadline on antimicrobial chemical
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

EPA has announced a 60-day extension period for public comments on triclosan, an antimicrobial substance used in pesticide products, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, and other consumer products


Ninth Circuit allows Peruvian toxic exposure claims to proceed in US courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Peru, USA
  • December 9 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an oil company failed to meet its burden of proving that Peru would be an adequate alternative forum in litigation by indigenous people claiming injury from the company's operations in their country


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


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."