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Published on: 13 Jun 2013 By

Household chemical exposure warning for pregnant women

The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have released a position paper, recommending that pregnant women be advised about potential risks from daily life chemical exposures, including personal care and household chemicals. The paper, Chemical Exposures Dur…

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Published on: 12 Jun 2013 By

Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?

For an interesting take on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and the likely impact of the British Columbia government’s public rejection of the proposal, check out the excellent US environmental news program, Living on Earth. Like many other observers, Living on Earth concludes t…

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Published on: 11 Jun 2013 By

Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study

Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace.  This can  lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job.  In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employ…

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Published on: 5 Jun 2013 By

Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?

Do you manage a business? Do you know the difference between an EPA inspection and an EPA investigation? In the newest post from our blog Clearing the Air, Paula Lombardi looks at this important issue and offers advice that will help your business be prepared.As mentioned in the last post, t…

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Published on: 4 Jun 2013 By

More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's

A recent report in a leading peer reviewed medical journal, Neurology, again concludes that exposure to pesticides and solvents is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The report evaluates the results of 104 studies from around the world.

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