EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO Toxic Substances
July 10, 2019 / by
Kyle Bagenstose /
Burlington County Times
Bill Muno, EPN member and former Superfund Director in EPA Region 5, was quoted in this article about a Congressional effort to attach provisions that would require EPA action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the next two years to a must-pass military spending bill. This article also ran in the Bucks County Courier Times.
June 27, 2019 / by
Nancy Crotti /
Medical Design & Outsourcing
EPN member Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, was quoted in this article about an Illinois medical device sterilization plant that was closed for violating ethylene oxide emissions requirements. New federal guidelines for ethylene oxide are expected this summer, with the Illinois plant upgrading its controls in an attempt to demonstrate compliance.
June 25, 2019 / by
David Lim /
EPN member Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, is quoted in this article about a medical device disinfectant, ethylene oxide, that was found to have carcinogenic effects, which could lead to potential new regulations that could ban or limit the use of such a chemical.
June 20, 2019 / by
Pat Rizzuto /
Gary Timm, EPN member and former EPA Chief of the Chemical Testing Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, is quoted in this article about EPA’s lack of scientific evidence to support the conclusion that PV29 poses no unreasonable threat.