By Ilana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General has just released a report on an evaluation of the EPA’s “Design for the Environment” (DfE) Program. At A Glance, No. 14-P-0349 (September 9, 2014). The Inspector General found flaws in the current DfE logo, including that it improperly implied an EPA … Continue Reading
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center will present a scientific workshop on “PCBs and Their Impact on Illinois,” at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Student Center East, in Chicago, Illinois, on September 17, 2014.
The Center notes that PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) “are a class of synthetic chemicals widely used in industry as a coolant and electrical insulator. Their use … Continue Reading
By Philip L. Comella and Craig B. Simonsen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently ordered an orthotic shoe insert manufacturer to pay over $210,000 in civil penalties for making “unsubstantiated antimicrobial claims” about their orthotic shoe inserts – resulting in the sale and distribution of an unregistered pesticide, a violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
This … Continue Reading