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Arsenic in apple juice? And arsenic in rice? See the reports from the FDA and Consumer Reports here.
Current Criminal and Administrative Actions "Pollutors of the Week". See the latest companies and individuals who have been charged or convicted of environmental crimes!
New and Featured Pages
EPA chief can't answer question about global warming claims
The FDA proposes a new food label that includes more information about sugar and a larger font size.
Is Azodicarbonamide in bread at Subway, McDonalds and other
Benzene in your soda? FDA tests find benzene in 5 brands of soft drinks.
Bed Bug infestations are a growing epidemic. See this page about bed bugs and if you are going to a hotel or motel, check this page for tips specific to staying in hotels and motels.
Worker Rights for Safety and Wages:
* Workplace health issues *- how to protect your health at work
Does cell phone usage cause brain tumors and cancer? See the cell phone research and conclusions here.
Having an Ant Invasion in Your Home? read how to stop them safely here.
Recreation: This summer, take your family to pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and other fresh, healthy fruit ! For more information, see www.PickYourOwn.org
Complete listing of site changes at " What's new"
Toxic toys? New rules have toy manufacturers upset that they can't keep making toxic toys! Read our opinions about this and other issues with the EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.
OSHA Top 10 Violations List
Curious what the top 10 violations cited by OSHA are? The list is here!
OSHA Penalties Are Increasing in 2016 Due to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which was signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015 contained a Section 701, "Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015" which requires OSHA to increase its civil penalties for the first time since 1990. A one-time "Catch Up Adjustment" will occur in 2016 with penalties increasing up to a cap of 150%. See The National Law Review and Safety News Alert for more information.
Energy Star Program
The ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). as a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Find out how to identified Energy Star certified products here.
Education and Training programs
The EPA, DOT and OSHA require a number of certifications and training in order to work in certain positions, even positions that you might not expect. For example, hazardous waste training courses are usually required for health related degrees such as Gerontology degrees and Nursing programs.
MSDS regulations, guideance
MSDS (free sheets for many products)