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Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' are More Dangerous Than Once Thought

Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Are More Dangerous Than Once Thought

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sounding the alarm on a group of toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which currently exist in millions of Americans' drinking water, cosmetics, and food packaging. In a new report, the EPA warns that these so-called "forever chemicals" pose a greater danger to human health than regulators previously thought.

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The Dangers of Chrysotile Asbestos and Why the EPA is Taking Action

The Dangers of Chrysotile Asbestos and Why the EPA is Taking Action

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed ban on ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos, the only form that is still imported into America. This new rule would be issued under TSCA and comes as an outcome of the 2016 Lautenberg Act overhaul which gave EPA more power to regulate chemicals in use today.

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What the California Mandatory Organics Recycling Law Means for You

Beginning in 2022, Senate Bill 1383 requires Californian businesses and residents to separate their organic waste into two bins: one for composting and the other for recycling. This means that food scraps, yard clippings, old magazines, plants—anything organic in nature—must be separated from your regular trash bin if you live or work in California.

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Moves to Regulate

The Biden Administration Moves to Regulate "Forever Chemicals" that We're Exposed to Every Day

The Biden Administration has been making strides in regulating chemicals that threaten the health of millions of Americans. In a historic move on October 18th, 2021—the Biden administration announced that it will begin to regulate a group of long-lasting, human-made chemicals called PFASs (perfluorinated alkyl substances) that are known to cause cancer and other diseases. These chemicals can be found in products such as cosmetics, dental floss, food packaging, clothing, and cleaning supplies.

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How to Dispose of Old Tires Legally with Your State's Laws

How to Dispose of Old Tires Legally with Your State's Laws

Tires are an important part of our lives. They help us get to where we need to be, and they provide traction for the vehicle on the road. Tires also have a life span that is dependent on how often you use them. Once they become too old or worn out, it's time to dispose of them properly so they don't cause harm anywhere near your home or business. In this blog post, we will discuss how to legally dispose of old tires in your state with any applicable laws.

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The Difference Between Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos

What’s the Difference Between Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral that has been used for many years in both commercial building construction and insulation due to its fire-resistant properties. It was once hailed as the “miracle mineral” but, because of potential health risks, it is now banned in most countries. Friable asbestos can be crumbled with your hands while non-friable asbestos cannot be crushed by hand. If you are unsure if there might be any friable or non-friable asbestos on your property, contact an environmental consultant to help you identify the material and dispose of it properly.

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The Complete Guide to Waste Types and their Disposal Regulations

The Complete Guide to Waste Types and their Disposal Regulations

Waste can be broken down into types, based on how the law sees it and how it needs to be processed. Longstanding U.S. laws like 40 CFR part 261.31 define certain types of waste as hazardous. Other regulations define where certain types of waste have to be sent for disposal. Making your way through this maze can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be.

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