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Arsenic in apple juice? And arsenic in rice? See the reports from the FDA and Consumer Reports here.

Terrorism Issues:
Ricin     Anthrax    Emergency Response Resources for Terrorism - Chemical Agents    Coming soon: "dirty nukes"

Pollutor News:

Current Criminal and Administrative Actions  "Pollutors of the Week". See the latest companies and individuals who have been charged or convicted of environmental crimes!


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. 

Fall allergy  air filter

New and Featured Pages

CellPhone, iPad, and Monitor's Blue light effects on sleep patters, eye health, cataracts and cancers

EPA chief can’t answer question about global warming claims

The FDA proposes a new food label that includes more information about sugar and a larger font size.

Is Azodicarbonamide in bread at Subway, McDonalds and other foods safe?  Read more here.

Benzene in your soda? FDA tests find benzene in 5 brands of soft drinks.  Get the details here.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's) emit harmful amounts of UV (ultraviolet) radiation.

Cell phones and the link to cancer - do cell phones cause cancer? Update from WHO

April 22 is Earth day - Read about it here.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) Advantages and Problems, new laws

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.

Find a recycling center in your area for your old tv, computer, cell phone, batteries, washing machine and more

Caffeine and Your Health - The latest about Caffeine and Pregnancy / Miscarriages

Jobs:  Resources for environmental jobs-seekers

Worker Rights for Safety and Wages:

Worker rights, laws, wages, links to state pages, etc. - U.S. Department of Labor

Frequently asked questions about wages and benefits

* Workplace health issues *- how to protect your health at work

Teen Worker Rights (U.S.)

Does cell phone usage cause brain tumors and cancer?  See the cell phone research and conclusions here.

Having an Ant Invasion in Your Home? read how to stop them safely here.

Recreation: This summer, take your family to pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and other fresh, healthy fruit ! For more information, see 

Complete listing of site changes at " What's new"

OSHA Top 10 Violations List

Curious what the top 10 violations cited by OSHA are?  The list is here!

OSHA Penalties Are Increasing in 2016 Due to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which was signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015 contained a Section 701, “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015” which requires OSHA to increase its civil penalties for the first time since 1990. A one-time “Catch Up Adjustment” will occur in 2016 with penalties increasing up to a cap of 150%. See The National Law Review and Safety News Alert for more information.

Energy Star Program

The ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). as a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Find out how to identified Energy Star certified products here.

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.

See this page for more information about some of the more popular types of OSHA/EPA/DOT mandated training .

Looking for a few good firms and professionals:   

We would like to direct inquiries to reputable, reliable small and medium sized firms and professionals who opened their own shops.  If you know of a firm or individual who offers technical excellence, customer satisfaction and competitive pricing, use our feedback form to send us their name /number so we may contact them about being an affiliate!

More News

More News, by date from the EPA Newsroom.

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 - 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 ( )


This page was updated on 22-Mar-2017