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Latest EPA, OSHA, and DOT News
Toxic toys? New rules have toy manufacturers upset that they can't keep making toxic toys! Read our opinions about this and other issues with the EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.
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Benzene in your soda? FDA tests find benzene in 5 brands of soft drinks. Get the details here.
Bed Bug infestations are a growing epidemic. See this page about bed bugs and if you are going to a hotel or motel, check this page for tips specific to staying in hotels and motels.
Worker Rights for Safety and Wages:
Does cell phone usage cause brain tumors and cancer? See the cell phone research and conclusions here.
Having an Ant Invasion in Your Home?
Recreation: This summer, take your family to pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and other fresh, healthy fruit ! For more information, see www.PickYourOwn.org
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OSHA Top 10 Violations List for 2010
Curious what the top 10 violations cited by OSHA were in 2010? The list is here!
Most Energy-Efficient Buildings
The EPA released a list of the nation's most energy-efficient buildings. Almost 2000 of the nation's most energy efficient buildings have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR, saving an estimated $200 million annually and reducing approximately six billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the emissions of 500,000 cars. The buildings qualifying as ENERGY STAR use about 40 percent less energy without compromising comfort or services. Several telecommunications companies made the list, including BellSouth, QWEST, and Verizon. More than 50 percent of the buildings joining the program were supermarkets or grocery stores. More information and a complete list of buildings, by state, is available here: List of buildings (2.14MB); Press Release and More information
Education and Training programs
The EPA, DOT and OSHA require a number of certifications and training in order to work in certain positions, even positions that you might not expect. For example, hazardous waste training courses are usually required for health related degrees such as Gerontology degrees and Nursing programs.
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News around the nation: News from EPA's ten regional offices.
Activities/announcements: Public meetings, grants, program and conference announcements.
Looking for a fun natural family outing?
Try a pick-your-own farm There are many farms that grow fruit and vegetables that you can go pick. The site has the farms broken down by country, state or province and county. You can find everything from strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees, tomatoes, asparagus to kiwis oranges and other citrus! To find a U-pick farm near you, we recommend PickYourOwn.org - http://www.pickyourown.org They have loads of resources, illustrated recipes on how to make jams and jellies, homemade applesauce, pickles, salsa and apple butter, and other tips and guides, in addition to information and listings for the farms.
Consumer Protection Information
Looking for consumer protection information about identity theft, phishing, spam, email frauds, hoaxes, lottery scams, etc.? Try our partner website, Consumer Fraud Reporting.Org ( www.ConsumerFraudReporting.org )