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An Alternative Method for PCB Extraction

by Absolute Resource Associates
Absolute Resource Associates (ARA), an environmental firm in Portsmouth, NH, has found that performing Subpart Q studies for clients has been well worth the time and effort

INSIGHTS on Brownfield Assessment and Remediation

by Angelo DePalma, PhD
Brownfield sites—mainly abandoned or soon-to-be abandoned industrial facilities—pose huge challenges to governments, communities, and engineering firms charged with restoring them to common uses. At issue are contaminants—chemicals and metals—that if not remediated pose public health concerns.

Researchers Question Emergency Water Treatment Guidelines

by American Chemical Society
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found.

Research Shows Need to Regulate Antimicrobial Products

by Arizona State University
Does the widespread and still proliferating use of antimicrobial household products cause more harm than good to consumers and the environment? Evidence compiled in a new feature article published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) by Arizona State University professor Rolf Halden shows that decades of widespread use of antimicrobials has left consumers with no measurable benefits.

Predicting Health Risks of Everyday Chemicals

by American Chemical Society
Concern over the safety of everyday household products, such as baby bottles and soaps, has spurred a wide-ranging research effort into predicting the health risks of tens of thousands of chemicals.