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High levels of mercury found in South Florida dolphins (12/01/2016)
Bottlenose dolphins swimming off the Florida Everglades, beloved for zipping alongside lonely boaters in the remote bays and rivers chiseled out of the vast marshes, have the highest levels of mercury ever documented in the mammals, researchers have found. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article118077923.html#storylink=cpy
 
EPA proposes adding NPEs to community list of toxic chemicals (11/28/2016)
The US EPA has proposed adding nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to its list of toxic chemicals, subject to reporting requirements under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). If added to the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), facilities that manufacture, process or use the short- and long-chain NPEs, covered by the proposal, would be required to report environmental releases and other waste management measurements.
 
EPA Awards $270K for Environmental and Health Projects in New England Communities (11/07/2016)
BOSTON - EPA has awarded 12 grants across New England under its 2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program, totaling approximately $270,566, to fund community projects addressing environmental and public health issues. The projects will reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health, and improve the quality of life for communities and residents across New England.
 
Seven Substances Added to 14th Report on Carcinogens (11/07/2016)
oday's release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), and the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo, are being added to the list, as well as five viruses that have been linked to cancer in humans. The five viruses include human immunodeficiency virus type 1, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, and Merkel cell polyomavirus.
 

 

 

 

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