BPA’s Bad for Humans, but Why Is U.S. Studying Chinese Workers’ Exposure?

By: Sunday November 7, 2010 6:45 am

We know plastic additive Bisphenol A is bad for humans, although we’re still learning more about its effects on humans. But why is the U.S. spending tax dollars on studying Chinese workers’ exposures?

 

OSHA Sitting on BP Coverup Firm’s Worker Health Data

By: Monday July 19, 2010 2:15 pm

Elana Schor, who’s been doing yeoman’s work on reporting about data in the BP oil disaster, published a new piece with Greenwire and the New York Times in which she reveals that OSHA and NIOSH have access to worker health data from BP and its coverup firm, CTEH, but are so far refusing to release the data.

New Data from BP’s Coverup Firm Shows Dispersants in 20% of Offshore Workers

By: Friday July 9, 2010 10:34 am

CTEH is the company contracted by BP to monitor air levels as they related to recovery worker safety in the Gulf of Mexico. The firm, which has a sordid history of covering up corporate environmental disasters, just released new data with BP yesterday that shows disturbing levels of toxic dispersants in 20% of offshore recovery workers and 15% of near-shore workers. But these just aren’t any toxic dispersants. It’s the same chemical blamed for chronic health problems in Exxon Valdez recovery workers that is now poisoning at least one-fifth of BP’s offshore recovery workers.

OSHA: Most Recovery Workers Don’t Need Respirators; Dispersants Not a Big Problem

By: Friday July 2, 2010 7:20 am

The government command for the BP oil disaster announced last night its “interim guidance” for recovery worker health and safety, including the (limited) use of respirators. The report was actually released by OSHA and NIOSH, the CDC’s workplace safety group, almost one week ago.
These recommendations come after more than 28,000 people signed Firedoglake’s petition to BP & OSHA demanding workers have access to respirators.

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