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October 2021 Chemical Safety and Regulatory News

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EC begins targeted consultation on endocrine disruptors

The European Commission (EC) is holding a targeted consultation on potential revisions to the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) to introduce information requirements to improve the identification of substances with endocrine disrupting potential. The EC has developed …

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Managing the risks of extreme weather 

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor

California faces unprecedented fire danger as record heat, dryness combine with fierce winds,” was the headline of an August 19, 2021 Los Angeles Times article. “California is entering uncharted territory,” according to the report, with wildfires torching more than a million acres fairly early in the fire season.

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Sep 2021 Chemical Safety & Regulation News

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Toxic metals are seeping into human bones; new technology may make it worse

Researchers in Israel have discovered lead contamination in the bones of humans as far back as 12,000 years ago. They warn that modern technology may only make the problem worse.

Despite global regulations banning many harmful toxins from use, study authors say …

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Sep 2021 Sustainability and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) News

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UN climate report increases urgency for green investment funds

Green investing has attracted a flood of cash and boosted companies like electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and clean energy company NextEra Energy (NEE.N) that promise to help a transition away from fossil fuels. But sustainable investment managers are confronting a two-sided challenge for ESG, …

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September 2021 California EHS News

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COVID outbreaks doubled in California workplaces in July

The number of workplace coronavirus outbreaks in California more than doubled between June and July, according to state data.

The data, which was shared with a panel exploring how to revise the state’s COVID-19 workplace safety standard, showed that the number of worksite outbreaks in July was …

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