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  • V Leclair
  • 1997
The discovery of the fuel additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in groundwater and drinking water reservoirs has raised new public health concerns about the oxygenate, which is currently classified as a possible carcinogen. In California, public health officials in one municipality shut down some drinking water supplies because of high MTBE(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
Some 300 peer-reviewed scientific studies of trie eitects of chemicals on the endocrine systems of humans, laboratory animals, and wildlife are reviewed in an EPA report released March 13. A general research agenda is recommended in the 116-page document. The report highlights the importance of research on chemicals with the potential to disrupt human and(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
guidelines, he added. "Commercial laboratories will finally be able to use technological improvements they have developed." Roger Carlson, director of the Kansas Health and Environment Laboratory, which certifies watertesting laboratories in the state, said the performance-based methods will create a heavier workload for the state's two fulltime survey(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
Substances and Disease Registry; and several other agencies, all of whose leaders promised an increased emphasis on children's environmental health needs. Kenneth Olden, NIEHS director, proposed a new "environmental genome project" to study 200 or more human genes that are believed to influence environmental susceptibility. The proposal was one of several(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
mandate and enter into an agreement, calculating that other states would have to drop their electric vehicle mandates. Massachusetts and New York contend that the NLEV would be far less effective than the California program in solving their air quality problems, even though the national program would guarantee cleaner cars nationwide. "Given that states in(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
"Streamlined" water-testing plan frees labs to fine-tune methods W ater-testing laboratories would have easier access to a new universe of modified testing methods under a recent EPA proposal to streamline the approval process for laboratory test procedures and quality control (QC) measures. The proposal could also open up the U.S. water-testing market to(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
pected to show conclusively what NOj. reductions are needed as well as which sources should be cut and by how much. The control strategies being developed and assessed are based on real-world control measures, Koerber emphasized. "We don't want to call for X% reduction across the board. That would be too expensive and unnecessary. We need specific controls(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a research priority in chronic diseases. We undertook a systematic review (registration #CRD42015024939) to identify, appraise and synthesize the evidence relating to HRQoL in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). A comprehensive search was conducted in August 2015 using CINAHL, EMBase and Pubmed to identify(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
EPA says a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposal to set radiation cleanup standards on sites ranging from nuclear power plants to medical facilities using X-ray equipment is too lenient. The agency has threatened to put NRC cleanup sites on the Superfund list if the proposed rule is approved. The proposed radiological criterion for license(More)
  • V Leclair
  • 1997
High-energy lasers are being evaluated for a precision cleaning system that lifts particles from semiconductor wafers without the use of waterbased or organic solvent cleaners. The Department of Defense (DOD), with an EPA Environmental Technology Initiative grant, began a demonstration project in March at the Motorola Laboratories in Phoenix, where(More)