Canadian Wildfires Impact Minnesota and Wisconsin Air Quality

Fine air particulates reach 184 on the air quality index. The National Weather Service issued air quality warnings for Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, reporting an “unhealthy” amount…

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New Sanctions Placed on Russian Chemical Weapons Developers

The U.S. alleges Russia has used chemical weapons in Ukraine. President Biden’s administration announced new sanctions against those involved in Russia’s chemical weapons development programs. The administration alleges…

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Federal Court Places Injunction Over Sleep Therapy Device Safety Concern

Consent decree mandates remediation plan following worldwide recall, FDA oversight ensures patient safety and compliance The District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a permanent injunction…

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Labor Department Finalizes Silica Dust Protections for Miners

The rule lowers the permissible exposure limit and implements an overexposure protocol. The Department of Labor finalized a rule protecting miners from silica dust exposure this month, lowering…

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Representative Grijalva Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Says he will continue legislative duties as he undergoes treatment. Representative Raúl Grijalva of Arizona announced this week that he has been diagnosed with cancer. A persistent cough…

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CDC Resumes Anti-Smoking Campaign

The agency’s focus is on menthol cigarettes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running nationwide ads featuring former smokers’ stories of health dangers. The agency’s campaign is particularly…

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White House Seeks More RSV Vaccine Doses

A meeting was held between administration officials and drug manufacturers. White House senior officials met with prominent drug manufacturers this past week, to strategize how to increase the…

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Senators Seek Ban on Travel from China 

WHO has requested more information on the large number of child respiratory illnesses in China. A recent rise in pneumonia cases among children has been reported in the…

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DOJ Settles Clean Air Act Suit with Refinery

Kansas-based refinery to pay $23 million to offset 2,300 tons of sulfur dioxide. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with…

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OSHA Launches Initiative to Safeguard Workers from Silica Dust

The department is increasing enforcement and compliance support to address severe health risks. The U.S. Department of Labor recently introduced a new initiative through the Occupational Safety and…

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