Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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  • 1:59PM Dec 05, 2012
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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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Prop 65 Calling Shots for Fire Safety

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  • 2:04PM Oct 15, 2012
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For 40 years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been attempting to develop a mandatory federal flammability standard for residential upholstered furniture. Now, pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and environmental non-governmental organizations (E-NGOs) on flame retardants are contributing to a race between California and the federal government to develop a […]

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What We’re Reading: October 14, 2012

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  • 2:17PM Oct 14, 2012
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Check out the latest relevant articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: The Threshold Length for Fiber-Induced Acute Pleural Inflammation: Shedding Light on the Early Events in Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn lung – the perils of microwave popcorn return Slicing Polystyrene Produces Problematic Particles Libby Asbestos Study: Montana Senators Max Baucus […]

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Physicochemical and Morphological Characterization of Nanoparticles From Photocopiers: Implications for Environmental Health

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  • 3:11PM Jul 29, 2012
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In a recent article published in the peer-reviewed Nanotoxicology journal, RJ Lee Group’s Dr. Kristin Bunker, along with Dhimiter Bello, John Martin, Christopher Santeufemio, Qingwei Sun, Martin Shafer, and Philip Demokritou, explores the potential linking of printing and photocopying with environmental health effects by analyzing nanoparticles produced by the technologies. Here is the abstract:

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RJ Lee Group Responds to New Legislation Regarding Consumer and Children’s Product Safety

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  • 8:43AM Apr 29, 2009
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RJ Lee Group’s Consumer Product Safety Services is a comprehensive series of testing programs for manufacturers, importers and retailers of consumer products and children’s products.  New legislation, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), signed August 2008, imposes new limits for lead, heavy metals, and phthalates, and widens the range of responsibility and liability for […]

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