EPN Articles Related To Toxic Substances

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO Toxic Substances

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

August 22, 2019 / by

Rene Marsh /

CNN

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted and interviewed in CNN’s broadcast about Americans’ tap water being contaminated with PFAS or “forever chemicals,” which don’t easily break down in the environment or the human body. The piece also ran on WHNT TV.

Expert says toxic contamination goes beyond ‘Don’t eat the fish or play in the soil’ strategy

August 14 2019 / by

Seth Slabaugh /

Star Press

Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about the fear of exposure to lead and mercury air pollution from a proposed steel-dust recycling facility by many Muncie, Indiana, residents, and in the WebMD article about several Metro Atlanta communities moving forward with plans to test air around two sterilizing facilities amid public pressure and concern about the release of toxic pollution.

Region Leaders Join Chorus For Better Child Lead-Poisoning Standards In Indiana

July 28, 2019 / by

Lauren Cross /

NWI Times

EPN member Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about Indiana’s lead exposure issues and a recent petition urging the state health agency to lower its threshold triggering aid for children suffering from lead poisoning.

Cancer Testing Revamp Races On, Worrying Greens And Industry

July 26, 2019 / by

Corbin Hiar /

Greenwire

EPN members Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, and Bernard Goldstein, former chair, EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, were quoted in this article about the rushed and haphazard process EPA used to develop its updates to the carcinogen and non-cancer risk assessment guidelines, sidelining the scientific input of two advisory committees.

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