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NY to bar sale of products with industrial chemical in 2022

Dec. 10, 2019 5:24 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic governor has signed a bill effective Jan. 1, 2022 to prohibit the sale of household cleaning products that contain a chemical often used as an industrial solvent. Democratic Assembly Member Steve Englebright says the bill signed Monday will reduce the amount of...

Washington readies legislative response to vaping

Dec. 4, 2019 11:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials are working on a firmer response to a rise in vaping as Washington's 120-day ban on flavored vaping products reaches its halfway point. The Seattle Times reports that in addition to a permanent ban on flavored vaping products, Inslee will propose...

More than 70 nations pledge to reduce food waste

Nov. 9, 2019 9:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — More than 70 countries have pledged to do more to cut down on the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. The countries signed the pledge Saturday at an annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol where ministers, government officials and experts work on regulating man-made chemicals used in...

Sunshine State considers banning sunscreen bans

Nov. 5, 2019 4:52 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida tourist haven Key West wants to protect coral reefs that attract divers, so it's banning sunscreens that contain chemicals that could harm them. But Florida lawmakers who think it's more important to protect humans are moving toward outlawing the Key West's sunscreen ban...

Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals

Oct. 22, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health. The government's National Hazardous Substances Committee voted to put the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos in the category of banned...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...