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EPA to Industry: Voluntarily Stop Using TCE or Face Regulation

Companies can voluntarily stop using trichloroethylene (TCE) where it poses a risk to workers and the environment — or the EPA will step in and regulate some uses of the solvent, Bloomberg reports. The news agency quotes Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, director of the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), … Read more »

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment on TCE

The EPA has released a final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical the agency says may harm human health and the environment. The final risk assessment identifies health risks from TCE exposures to workers when TCE is used as a degreaser in small commercial shops and as a stain … Read more »

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Google Employees Exposed to Cancer-Causing Chemical

Google employees were exposed to high levels of a cancer-causing chemical at the company’s satellite campus on a Superfund toxic waste site, an EPA report says. Between mid-November and mid-January, after workers disabled part of the air ventilation system at an office complex in Mountain View, Calif., levels of trichloroethylene … Read more »