Nancy Beck


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A Win for Public Health: EPA Breathes New Life into Long-awaited Formaldehyde Study

, Senior Analyst

In a memo sent to senior EPA staff yesterday, the Office of Research and Development (currently led by Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta) announced that its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program will resume the risk assessment for the hazardous air pollutant formaldehyde. Read more >

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5 (Recent) Actions That Epitomize Andrew Wheeler’s Caustic Chemical Safety Legacy

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The Trump administration’s legacy is truly toxic, in the literal sense of the word. Read more >

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New Year, New EPA: How the Biden Administration Can Catalyze PFAS Action in 2021

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The Biden Administration has promised to tackle PFAS pollution. Here are some of the things they can do to fulfill that promise. Read more >

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Appointing Qualified Government Officials Isn’t Rocket Science: Here’s How To Do It

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President Trump is intent on leaving the federal government in a difficult position, strapped for resources and capacity at a time when there is critical work to do to respond to a range of threats, from COVID-19 to climate change. There are many things the Biden administration can do early in 2021 to help remedy the damage done, but in particular, the appointment of independent, qualified, experienced leaders of federal agencies can speed up the necessary renaissance. Read more >

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On Children’s Environmental Health Day: A Checklist for Defending Science and Protecting Kids

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Today is Children’s Environmental Health Day— a day organized by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and supported by a long list of organizations committed to advocating for policy change that prioritizes children. Earlier this year, our report Endangering Generations outlined some of the policy decisions made in recent years that have ignored the science and walked back progress in protecting children’s environmental health and wellbeing. Read more >

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