Health publications and documents

  • Texas’ fleet of more than 35,000 school buses is dirtier than it has to be.
  • Contaminated Fish Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 27, 2007

    Lists the most contaminated fish, and how much can safely be eaten each month based on guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency and the lates
  • Floating Smokestacks Type: Report

    Date: October 2, 2008

    Report: A call for action to clean up marine shipping pollution
  • Blueprint for Breathing Easier Type: Report

    Date: May 10, 2002

    Air quality in the Southeast is among the worst in the nation, threatening human health, the environment, and the long-term economic viability of this
  • Resistant Bugs and Antibiotic Drugs Type: Report

    Date: June 1, 2005

    Massive quantities of antibiotics are added to the feed used in raising chickens, hogs and beef cattle, which helps spur the development of antibiotic
  • Across the Pond: How Europe’s rules affect U.S. Type: Report

    Date: September 30, 2008

    2008 report identifies U.S. companies making chemicals that Europe classifies as dangerous.
  • Report calls for chemicals policy reform Type: Report

    Date: April 4, 2007

    2007 EDF report provided—for the first time—a comprehensive comparison of the European Union’s new REACH regulation with existing policies in the Unit
  • Low marks for voluntary chemicals program Type: Report

    Date: July 24, 2007

    More than a year and a half after it was supposed to be completed, the voluntary federal program to deliver hazard data on the most widely used chemicals.
  • Orphan Chemicals in the HPV Challenge Type: Report

    Date: June 1, 2004

    Determining how many HPV Challenge program chemicals continue to be manufactured at HPV levels but remain unsponsored is complicated for a variety o
  • Facing the Challenge Type: Report

    Date: March 4, 2003

    As the HPV Challenge Program passes its halfway mark, this status report examines the significant progress to date, and also identifies several trends
  • Denison Testimony Nanotech Nov 2005 Type: Testimony

    Date: November 17, 2005

    Statement of Dr. Richard A. Denison before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science concerning environmental and safety impacts of nanot
  • Letter on NAS federal nanotechnology research Type: Letter

    Date: February 22, 2007

    Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees signed by 19 organizations, including large and small businesses as well as environmental groups,
  • Supplemental Testimony Nanotech October 2007 Type: Testimony

    Date: October 31, 2007

    Supplemental testimony submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science for a hearing on “Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanot
  • Denison Testimony Nanotech Oct 2007 Type: Testimony

    Date: October 31, 2007

    Statement of Richard Denison before the U.S. House of Representatives at a hearing on research on environmental and safety impacts of nanotechnology.
  • Letter on TSCA and nanotechnology Type: Letter

    Date: September 2, 2004

    Letter from Environmental Defense to U.S. EPA addressing the Toxic Substances Control Act and nanotechnology issues.
  • Letter on status of nanomaterials under TSCA Type: Letter

    Date: May 22, 2006

    Letter from Environmental Defense to U.S. EPA addressing why engineered nanomaterials should be considered “new” chemical substances under the Toxic S
  • Envestors Update Summer 2005 Type: Newsletter

    Date: October 5, 2005

    Envestors Update Summer 2005 issue on nanotechnology.
  • The Federal FREIGHT Act of 2010 Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: September 10, 2010

    he FREIGHT Act of 2010 (S 3629 and HR 5976) offers an important step toward making America’s freight transportation system work for the 21st Century.
  • Smaller, Closer, Dirtier Type: Report

    Date: August 1, 2002

    Public health dangers of BUGs’ unregulated emissions; study found that BUGs tend to be located in heavily populated areas, near where people live, wor
  • Incentives for Healthy Communities Type: Report

    Date: August 15, 2005

    Suggestions for improving/redrafting San Joaquin Valley air district’s proposed Indirect Source rule.