10 States, DC, Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Regulations

10 States, DC, Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Regulations

July 2, 2019

Ten states in the U.S. and Washington, DC, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten oversight rules on the use of asbestos and reduce its risk to the public.

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Claire’s, Beauty Plus asbestos recalls prompt makeup regulation questions

Claire’s, Beauty Plus asbestos recalls prompt makeup regulation questions

July 1, 2019

The full extent of the contamination of cancer-causing material like asbestos in cosmetics is unknown by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and health advocates are alarmed that laws do not exist requiring the testing of makeup and other beauty industry products.

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Willowbrook Celebrates Signing Of 'Matt Haller Act'

Willowbrook Celebrates Signing Of 'Matt Haller Act' To Keep Sterigenics From Reopening

June 25, 2019

Residents and officials in suburban Willowbrook are breathing a little easier after the signing of the so-called “Matt Haller Act” into law, which they hope will keep the Sterigenics sterilization facility from re-opening.

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Cracking Down on Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Lake County Results Released

Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Cracking Down on Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Lake County Results Released

June 24, 2019

Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the nation’s strictest limits on the emission of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide after an investigation into the relationship between emissions from Sterigenics medical device sterilization plant

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Ethylene Oxide Levels Being Measured in Lake County

Ethylene Oxide Levels Being Measured in Lake County

June 11, 2019

Lake County (Ill.) Health Department officials are in the process of measuring levels of ethylene oxide near companies in the northern suburbs. The cancer-causing chemical is used for the sterilization of equipment by Medline Industries in Gurnee and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Waukegan.

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FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Clair’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Claire’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

June 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid using cosmetics sold by Claire’s Stores and Beauty Plus Global after the agency found makeup products containing asbestos, a cancer-causing material for which there is no safe level of exposure.

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EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

June 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that residents living within a mile and a half of the Sterigenics plant in suburban Willowbrook had 10 times the risk of cancer than the agency deems acceptable.

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EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

May 2, 2019

A petition asking for the expansion of asbestos reporting obligations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been denied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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New U.S. Asbestos Regulation Imposed by EPA, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

New EPA Asbestos Regulation Imposed, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

April 18, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral.

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FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

March 8, 2019

Samples of three Claire’s makeup products have tested positive for asbestos and the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers after the company failed to comply with a recall request.

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