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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes Ban on 10 Flame Redardants in Kids Products (09/15/2014)
Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products, saying the chemicals have been linked to developmental delays and cancer.
newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/09/14/sen-charles-schumer-proposes-ban-on-10-flame-ret
ardants/


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Air Pollution in Large Cities May Harm Brains of Young Children
Children living in large cities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Montana.
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/air_pollution_in_large_cities_may_harm_brains_of_you
ng_children_study_says/4246/


Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice
Fracking or having enough water to drink.That's the possible dilemma facing a number of countries including the United States, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute last week.
www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-cho
ice-n202231


Does EPA Favor Industry When Assessing Chemical Dangers?
Ecotoxicology experts publish publish report interrogating what the authors call the many "clear conflicts of interest" permitted in the EPA's rule-making process
http://www.newsweek.com/does-epa-favor-industry-when-assessing-chemical-dangers-
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BJ's Wholesale Club Joins EPA's Food Recovery Challenge Program
BJ's Wholesale Club plans to develop new benchmarks to measure progress from its food donation program BJ's Feeding Communities as well as utilize EPA's tools to enhance its environmental programs and minimize its environmental footprint.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/83E347A184FFE13985257D5B00655A09

The Beginning of the End for the Green Building Movement?
The movement could be facing a critical threshold today.
www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/04/witness-decline-green-building

 

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