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Understanding Ototoxicants & Hearing Impairment -Abdul H. Khalid

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:40

Most of the Ototoxicants are SVHCs in the global supply chain.  These substances are hazardous to health if used as antibiotics, pain killers, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, anti-cancers, and blood pressure controlling.Animal and human study shows their effects on hearing process resulting in hearing impairment or hearing temporary or permanent loss. It may happen alone or in combination of occupational environmental exposures (synergistic).

Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:05

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and from onshore facilities and offshore facilities, and to contain such discharges. The EPA has been delegated and/or redelegated authority for certain facilities as identified below.

Bill Diesslin in Saudi Arabia with a New CHMM Candidate

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 12:26

This is a photograph of IHMM's Secretary Bill Diesslin with Chris Motter, Chemical Safety Specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Chris has just started studying for the CHMM. IHMM appreciates Bill's leadership in working with at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on expanding the use of IHMM's credentials.

NY Department of Environmental Conservation Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Ruled “Null and Void”

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 11:09

In a significant victory for industry, on August 27, 2019, the State of New York Supreme Court invalidated the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program (Disclosure Program).SEE: https://www.lawbc.c

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