Category: EPA News

Banned in Europe, Not in America

Hundreds of years ago, Europe began banning known toxins and poisons such as asbestos, lead and other harmful chemicals. These bans were, years later, banned from the US—some taking 100+ years to enact. When government regulations to ban ingredients and chemicals take lengthy …

New EPA Pesticide Labels

To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The EPA is states they are concerned about declines in pollinator health, and are …

Lead in the Air You Breathe

Lead was banned twenty years ago in automotive gasoline, yet continues to pollute our air. Currently, aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. and will continue to be for the next four years. In June 2013, the Environmental …

The Government Opens for Business

When the government shutdown took affect, the EPA was one arm of the government affected and that halt in operations trickled down to United. When the shutdown occurred, we were awaiting our certification renewal to continue teaching the EPA accredited RRP lead safe training …

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” underscores the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. Spread the Word! Visit epa’s website to learn more. If …