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Officials begin lead testing at county health building

PITTSBURGH — Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have begun testing for elevated lead levels in an office building at the Allegheny County Health Department''s Clack Health Center as part of an investigation into a complaint filed by an employee in the building.
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IAQ program expands to Alaska

MISSOULA, MT – With the help of a federal grand, a University of Montana program will address respiratory health problems among Alaskan Natives.
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SDA website to offer consumers product ingredient information

WASHINGTON — Ingredients Central will give consumers access to ingredient information for specific cleaning product companies.
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Grandmother develops green, toxic-free paint

Earth Safe Finishes paints release no volatile organic compound gases.
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Drain cleaner fumes force school evacuation

BEVERLY, MA — School Prinicipal evactuated and called Fire Department after a teacher smelled an odor that turned out to be drain cleaner.
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OSHA to hold hearings on proposed HCS rule

WASHINGTON — Proposed rule would align the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations'' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
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EPA to establish actions for chemicals of concern

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the establishment of a list of four chemicals that raise high environmental and health concerns as well as actions for these chemicals.
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Officials to investigate elevated levels of lead dust

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will respond to an employee complaint of highly elevated lead dust levels with an investigation.
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The 2010 Floor Covering Inspectors Symposium is quickly approaching

LAS VEGAS — The one-day event on February 1, 2010, will feature top presenters from the carpet inspection industry.
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School district receives EPA award for IAQ program

The Keller Independent School District has been monitoring indoor air quality for the past two years.
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