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FDA announces new era of smarter food safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the priorities in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety is fostering, supporting, and strengthening food safety culture on farms, in food facilities, and in homes. We will not make dramatic improvements in reducing the burden of foodborne disease without doing more to influence and change human behavior, including in the family […]

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Freedom Foundation reacts to test results confirming devastating learning loss in American children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Teachers’ unions fought to keep too many American schools closed long after we began to see overwhelming evidence of the damage it inflicted on our children in learning loss and mental and emotional well-being,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Aaron Withe. “Their cheap, political gamesmanship caused more harm than any perceived threat from

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EPA proposes to stop authorized use of certain PFAS in pesticide products

LENEXA, Kan. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to remove 12 chemicals identified as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the current list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products to better protect human health and the environment.   “Exposure to PFAS is an urgent public health and environmental issue in our

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FDA authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for use as a booster dose

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to authorize bivalent formulations of the vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination. The bivalent vaccines, which we

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EPA calls for nominations for 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from companies or institutions that have developed a new green chemistry process or product that helps protect human health and the environment. EPA is again including an award category to recognize technology that

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Luna is No. 1 name for dogs, Labrador Retriever is No. 1 breed

SEATTLE – Today is National Dog Day, and in advance of this day celebrating our loyal companions, Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for pets, has released its anticipated list of most popular dog names and breeds for 2022.     Surveying its database of more than 740,000 insured pets, Trupanion has compiled a tail-wagger of a top

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Wreaths Across America makes national call to stand out and wave flags to remember the anniversary of 9/11.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – On Sunday, September 11, 2022, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11.   At 8:46 a.m., On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines

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EPA seeks input on the Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Standard Rulemaking for heavy-duty engines and vehicles 

LENEXA, Kan. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This Panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to set a new phase of greenhouse gas requirements for heavy-duty engines and trucks

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Put Safety in Your Backpack – Back-to-School Tips from CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As students head back to class this fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents, teachers, and students to “Put Safety in Your Backpack” this school year. From backpacks to playgrounds, classroom chemistry experiments to college housing, consumers should watch for hidden hazards students encounter daily. Following these safety tips

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EPA seeks input on proposed amendments to the new source performance standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed stationary sources: electric generating units

LENEXA, KAN. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a potential Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This Panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to revise the new source performance standards (NSPS) for

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