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First Quarter 2001


January February March

January

New Waste Manager Software™ Version 2.0 with WebComply™ Technology (1/31/01, Environmental Support Solutions Inc.)

UK Health and Safety Executive Publishes Guidance on Assessing and Managing Risks from Skin Exposure to Chemical Agents (1/31/01, HSE)

Occupation Exposure Limits - HSC Consults on Proposed Changes (1/31/01, HSE)

Research Shows TV PSAs Effective in Reducing Teen Marijuana Use (1/31/01, National Institute on Drug Abuse)

New Rating System Assesses Financial Risk to Companies of Environmental, Health & Safety, and Social Factors (1/31/01, PR Newswire)

Operations Research Study Suggests Safety Benefits from Free Flight Routings (1/31/01,Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)

CYRANO, in Partnership with Networks Vigilance, Launches a Training Program - Helps Managers Gain a Better Understanding of the Risks Associated with Information System Hacking (1/31/01, PR Newswire)

Norman Forges Deal to Provide ICS Customers with High Performing Risk Analysis Software Product (1/31/01, PR Newswire); also see Norman Signs New Risk Analysis Contracts

New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online (1/31/01, Agricultural Research Service)

Cleaner Cars (1/31/01, EurekAlert)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cuts Allowable Arsenic Level in Water (1/31/01, American Cancer Society)

University of Florida Research Shows That a Fern Soaks Up Deadly Arsenic from Soil (1/31/01, EurekAlert)

New Federal Trade Commission Consumer Alert Helps Consumers Comparison Shop for a Home Equity Loan (1/31/01, FTC)

New Waste Manager Software™ Version 2.0 with WebComply™ Technology (1/30/01, Environmental Support Solutions)

Storck Reacts to Discussion About Gelatin in Food, with Mambaź Candy Poses No Health Risk (1/30/01, Storck)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Test Results from Texas Feed Lot (1/30/01, FDA)

Purina Mills Confirms That FDA Finds Negligible Risk in 1,222 Texas Cattle (1/30/01, PR Newswire)

Family Factor Is Foremost in Foretelling Heart Disease Risk (1/30/01, American Heart Association)

European Commission Proposes Ban on Dangerous Flame Retardant (1/30/01, European Union)

National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Finds That African American Teens Are at Greater Risk of Tobacco Addiction (1/30/01, PR Newswire)

Study Shows Patients with Good Periodontal Health Breathe Easier (1/30/01, American Academy of Periodontology)

NOAA Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fishery Management Plan for Coral Reef Ecosystems (1/30/01, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Calls for Broader Package to Rebalance Beef Market (1/30/01, EU); also see Outcome of the Agriculture Council, 29 January 2001 (includes BSE and the Beef Market)

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner's Speech - Preparation for the Euro Cash Changeover: State of Play and Tasks Ahead (1/30/01, EU)

Asia: the Next Victim of BSE?, Reports just-food.com (1/30/01, PR Newswire)

Report on Implementation of Latest BSE Control Measures in the Member States (1/29/01, European Union)

Veterinarians Reaffirm Commitment To Keeping United States Free of Mad Cow Disease (1/29/01, American Veterinary Medical Association)

Harvard Study Shows Drivers Are Placing Children in Rear Seat After Enactment of Law and Penalties (1/29/01, Harvard School of Public Health)

Crews Working on Oil Spill at USGS Headquarters in Reston (1/29/01, U.S. Geological Survey)

Survey Finds Mounting Concern Over Indoor Air Quality Issue - Biggest Culprit: Molds (1/29/01, PR Newswire)

Consumer Fraud, Identity Theft Data Goes Public (1/29/01, Federal Trade Commission)

Chubb Unveils Cybersecurity -- Unprecedented Protection from Internet-Related Losses for Financial Institutions (1/29/01, Chubb & Son)

Terascale Computing System Comes On-Line (1/29/01, National Science Foundation)

Got Fish? Already Tired of That Holiday Gift Aquarium? Think Before You Dump and Create an Even Bigger Problem. (1/29/01, USGS)

Laid Off: How Safe Is Your Job? (1/28/01, PR Newswire)

Diabetes Rates Rise Another Six Percent in 1999 (1/26/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health Canada Issues Advisory on Potential Poisoning Hazard from Ingestion of Methyl Hydrate (1/26/01, Health Canada)

European Food-Makers Dump Genetically Engineered Animal Feed (1/26/01, Greenpeace USA)

France's Food Safety Agency Claim Possible Cancer Link to Popular Supplement Creatine (1/26/01, PR Newswire)

New Evidence Supports Chemotherapy, Tamoxifen for Women with Small Breast Tumors (1/26/01, American Cancer Society)

Lower Income May Be Linked to Later Cancer Diagnosis, Poorer Survival Rates (1/26/01, ACS)

Boeing Completes JSF X-32A Flight Test with Loaded Weapons Bay (1/26/01, The Boeing Company)

Super Bowl Experience at Least One Part Acoustics (1/26/01, UniSci)

Report's Denial of Healthcare Crisis Prevents True Reform: Fraser Institute (1/25/01, Fraser Institute)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Urgent Notice of Recalled Injectable Drugs (1/25/01, FDA)

Oil Clean Up Continues Near Galapagos Islands (1/25/01, National Academies)

Nearly 60 Percent of Child Health Care Costs for Uninsured Children Is Paid Out of Pocket (1/25/01, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

American Medical Association and U.S. Government Release New Foodborne Illness Physician/Patient Information (1/25/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Hazardous Waste Manifest System Streamlined (1/25/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Over 13,000 Diesel Trucks Will Be Cleaner Nationwide (1/25/01, U.S. EPA)

Final Effluent Guidelines Issued for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids (1/25/01, U.S. EPA)

More Galapagos Islands Under Threat from Oil Slick - International Fund for Animal Welfare Team Sets Up Centers to Help At-Risk Wildlife (1/25/01, IFAW)

U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Request for Testing of Olympic Pipeline in Washington (1/25/01, U.S. DOT)

U.S. National Toxicology Program Completes 500th Two-Year Rodent Study and Report; Series Is the Gold Standard of Animal Toxicology (1/25/01, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Investment Software Vendors Settle FTC Charges - Ads Promised High Returns and Low Risk (1/25/01, Federal Trade Commission)

Common Sense on Biotechnology (1/25/01, Center for Science in the Public Interest)

Biotech Advance May Revive U.S. Castor Oil Production (1/25/01, USDA's Agricultural Research Service)

Lake Titicaca Study Sheds New Light on Global Climate Change (1/25/01, Stanford University)

ILO's World Employment Report 2001: Despite Improved Employment Outlook, Digital Divide Looms Large (1/24/01, International Labour Organization)

DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration Cites Los Alamos National Laboratory for Nuclear Safety Violations (1/24/01, U.S. Department of Energy)

Oil Industry Seeks to Open US Coastal Waters to Drilling (1/24/01, Environmental Defense)

Doctors Call for Stronger Action Against Mad Cow Disease (1/24/01, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

European Commission Proposes New Action Programme for the Environment (1/24/01, European Union)

American Medical Association, U.S. Government Release New Foodborne Illness Patient/Physician Information (1/24/01, American Medical Association)

University of Southern California Hair Dye Study Finds Use of Permanent Hair Dyes Tied to Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer (1/24/01, EurekAlert)

Pregnancy and Your Feet (1/24/01, Foot.com Inc.)

Fight BAC!™ Campaign Messages Included in National AMA Effort to Inform Physicians About Foodborne Illness (1/24/01, PR Newswire)

Cigital Estimates a Half Trillion Dollars Was Lost by Businesses Due to Software Failure (1/24/01, Cigital)

American College of Cardiology, National Football League Cholesterol Awareness Program Drives Thousands of Fans to Online Heart Disease Risk Assessment Quiz (1/24/01, PR Newswire)

Common Treatment for Diabetic Crisis in Children May Contribute to Rare but Often Fatal Complication (1/24/01, EurekAlert)

Researchers Under-Report Drug Safety Problems (1/23/01, U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Second Interim Report Published into Hatfield Train Derailment (1/23/01, UK Health and Safety Executive)

European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Speaks on Latest Developments in Relation to BSE (1/23/01, European Union)

Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy Report Published (1/23/01, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Heart Protective Benefits of Red Wine Remain Uncertain; Physicians Urged to Rely on Proven Ways to Lower Risk (1/23/01, American Heart Association)

Pravastatin Reduces Risk of Diabetes, Stroke (1/23/01, AHA)

Banking Supervision: Commission to Launch Second Consultation on New European Union Capital Rules (1/23/01, European Union); see frequently asked questions about capital adequacy framework reform

Risk Management Firm Launches in Denver (1/23/01, Riskology Inc.)

National Toxicology Program Unveils New Rationale in Support of "Known Human Carcinogen" Listing for Dioxin (1/22/01, Center for Regulatory Effectiveness); also see TCDD - Dioxin - Is Listed as "Known Human Carcinogen" in Federal Government's Ninth Report on Carcinogens

UK Health and Safety Executive Goes dot.com to Help Employers with Health and Safety (1/22/01, UK HSE)

New U.S. Geological Survey Map Will Improve Earthquake Hazards Assessment in the Bay Area (1/22/01, USGS)

Hollywood Highlights Insurance Need; "Proof of Life" Causes Kidnapping Policies To Be Considered, According to Insurance Information Institute (1/22/01, PR Newswire)

International Fund for Animal Welfare Sends International Response Team to Rescue Galapagos Wildlife from Oil Spill (1/22/01, IFAW)

Nutrient-Dense Food Products Improve Cardiovascular Health in Frail Elderly (1/22/01, EurekAlert)

Automobile Industry Major Source of Toxic Mercury Pollution (1/22/01, Environmental Defense)

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Regulations to Improve the Transportation of Infectious Substances (1/22/01, DOT)

Cancer Deaths on the Decline but Smoking Still Causes Deaths from Lung Cancer (1/22/01, American Cancer Society)

Children Getting Too Much Radiation in CT Scans (1/22/01, EurekAlert)

Landmark Research with 46 Everyday Families Ends the Debate Over Margarine and Butter (1/22/01, PR Newswire)

Stroke Risk Should Be Evaluated with Ultrasound and MRA (1/22/01, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy)

EPA Proposes Guidance for Labeling Pesticides Under the National Organic Program (1/19/01, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs)

USDA Proposes Additional Steps to Ensure the Safety of Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products (1/19/01, USDA)

TCDD - Dioxin - Is Listed as "Known Human Carcinogen" in Federal Government's Ninth Report on Carcinogens (1/19/01, National Institutes of Health)

FDA Announces Report on Safety of Imported Foods (1/19/01, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

USDA Names Members to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (1/19/01, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $7.5 Million in Grants to States for Education on Child Passenger Safety (1/19/01, U.S. DOT)

Zebarth Testifies of Elk Industry's Proactive Approach to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Eradication; Says CWD Is Not a Risk to Humans or Cattle (1/19/01, PR Newswire)

Southern Energy Is Now Mirant (1/19/01, Mirant Corporation)

Energy Department Issues International Standard for Measuring Energy Savings (1/19/01, U.S. DOE)

Statement of OSHA Assistant Secretary Jeffress on Second National Academy of Sciences Ergonomics Report (1/18/01, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

In Historic Breakthrough, OPIC to Support Private Investment in Mexico (1/18/01, Overseas Private Investment Corporation)

National Institutes of Health Course on Human Research Protections Goes Online (1/18/01, National Cancer Institute)

HHS and USDA Release Listeria Risk Assessment and Listeria Action Plan (1/18/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Reliant Energy Continues to Work with California Leadership to Solve Energy Crisis (1/18/01, PR Newswire)

Berkshire Capital's Ezra Zask Joins Advisor Software, Inc. (1/18/01, PR Newswire)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (1/18/01, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer (1/18/01, American Cancer Society)

FDA Announces Availability of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Risk Assessment (1/18/01, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

FDA'S Report on New Health Care Products Approved in 2000 (1/18/01, U.S. FDA)

FDA Requires Tissue Banks to Register and List Their Products with the Agency (1/18/01, U.S. FDA)

New Campaign Urges People to "Think Thyroid" at Critical Life Stages and Get Tested (1/18/01, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists)

Algorithmics' Mark-to-Future™ Framework Wins Prestigious "Technological Development of the Year" Award from Risk Magazine (1/18/01, PR Newswire)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recommends Carbon Monoxide Alarm for Every Home (1/18/01, CPSC)

FDA Publishes Final Rule to Increase Safety of Fruit and Vegetable Juices (1/18/01, U.S. FDA)

Energy Department Adopts Air Conditioning and Three Other Appliance Standards To Save Consumers $19 Billion and Help Cut Electricity Demand (1/18/01, U.S. DOE)

DOT Announces Proposed Rule on Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas and DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration Notice of Public Meeting on Pipeline Integrity Management (1/18/01, U.S. Department of Transportation)

Federal and State Task Force Agree to Reduce Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone (1/18/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see EPA Proposes Plan To Reduce Dead Zone in Gulf Of Mexico (1/18/01, Environmental Defense)

Environmental Defense Applauds EPA Biotech Rules (1/18/01, Environmental Defense)

New Patient Protections Included in Medicaid Managed Care Rule (1/18/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

National Safety Council Statistics Indicate Falls in the Home a Growing Problem (1/17/01, NSC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Issues New Steel Erection Standard (1/17/01, OSHA)

OSHA Affirms Need for Safer Devices to Prevent Needlesticks, Calls for Employee Involvement in Selection (1/17/01, U.S. Department of Labor)

Obese Children More Prone to Asthma (1/17/01, EurekAlert)

Entegra Announces New Risk Reporting and Management Tool for Business Professionals (1/17/01, Entegra Corporation)

BSE: Scientific Steering Committee Publishes Replies to Safety Questions (1/17/01, European Union)

A Change of Fuel (1/17/01, EurekAlert)

Little Global-Scale Warming Seen During Past 22 Years (1/17/01, UniSci)

Trying to Predict Floods Sooner and More Accurately (1/17/01, UniSci)

Fewer Pills Help the Medicine Go Down for TB Patients -- and Combat a Deadly Epidemic (1/17/01, World Health Organization)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report Rates Risk of Fire at Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plant Spent Fuel Pool as Low (1/17/01, NRC)

EPA Protects Public Health from Arsenic in Drinking Water (1/17/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see Statement by the President: Safe, Clean Drinking Water (1/17/01, White House) and EPA Office of Water arsenic page

NRC Staff to Discuss Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Performance January 23 (1/17/01, NRC)

FDA Announces Proposal and Draft Guidance for Food Developed Through Biotechnology (1/17/01, Food and Drug Administration)

Statement on FDA’s Announcement About Genetically Engineered Foods (1/17/01, Center for Science in the Public Interest)

Environmental Defense Calls FDA Biotech Foods Proposals Unpalatable (1/17/01, Environmental Defense)

FDA Genetic Food Policy Denies Americans the Right to Know What They Are Eating (1/17/01, Greenpeace USA)

BIO Supportive of FDA Announcement on Biotech Foods (1/17/01, Biotechnology Industry Organization)

FDA Proposes a New Public Disclosure Rule for Gene Therapy and Xenotransplantation Clinical Trials (1/17/01, FDA)

Diabetes Increases Risk of Bone Fracture in Older Women (1/17/01, PR Newswire)

When Obese People Overeat, Oxidative Damage Shoots Up (1/17/01, UniSci)

Lagging Greenspan: The Fed Is Moving with Glacial Speed to Avert Recession (1/16/01, Hudson Institute)

New Federal Regulations Issued to Improve Methadone Treatment (1/16/01, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration); see fact sheet

Eating More Fish and N3 Fatty Acids Associated with Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women (1/16/01, EurekAlert); also see American Women Don't Eat Enough Fish to Prevent Stroke (1/17/01, National Fisheries Institute)

Statement of OSHA Assistant Secretary on Effective Date of Ergonomics Standard (1/16/01, Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

How to Comply with OSHA's Ergonomics Standard (1/16/01, National Safety Council); also see National Safety Council Releases
Draft Ergonomics Standard for Public Comment

New Brookhaven Lab Study Shows How Ritalin Works (1/16/01, Brookhaven National Laboratory); also see New Research Expands Understanding of Treatment for ADHD (1/16/01, National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Financial Services: European Commission Welcomes Basel Committee's Latest Proposal for a New Basel Capital Accord (1/16/01, European Union)

Cigital Forms Technical Advisory Board to Shape the Future of Software Risk Management (1/16/01, Cigital Inc.)

Eating More Fish and N3 Fatty Acids Associated with Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women (1/16/01, EurekAlert)

Black Patients in VA Hospital Have Better Survival Rates than Whites (1/16/01, EurekAlert)

Economic Costs of Extreme Weather, State by State (1/16/01, EurekAlert)

Service World Network Inc. Provides Insurance Shield (1/16/01, PR Newswire); also see Anderson Reunites "Olympic Team" at Service World Network Inc.

Organization Profile: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (1/16/01, PR Newswire)

JAMA Article Underscores Risk in Delaying Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment - A Vertebral Fracture Is a Warning Signal (1/16/01, PR Newswire)

Drinking and Drugging Can Be Painful (1/15/01, EurekAlert)

UK's Health and Safety Commission Asks Public to Help Decide Health and Safety Priorities (1/15/01, HSC)

Genetic Difference, Lack of Vitamin D May Help Explain Higher Prostate Cancer Rates in African-American Men (1/15/01, American Cancer Society)

Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke Associated with Respiratory Problems for Children (1/14/01, EurekAlert)

Tempe-Based Software Firm Going Strong (1/12/01, American City Business Journals Inc.)

Fisheries Service Issues Draft Environmental Assessment on Makah Gray Whale Hunt, Sets Public Hearing (1/12/01, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

DOD Releases Comprehensive Report on Pesticide Use During Gulf War (1/12/01, U.S. Department of Defense)

Cosmic Radiation Linked to Leukemia in Commercial Air Crew (1/12/01, American Cancer Society)

Agriculture Secretary Proposes Nutrition Labeling for Meat and Poultry (1/12/01, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

EPA Expected to Propose Air Pollution Cuts from Power Plants (1/12/01, Environmental Defense)

CFAF Report Says U.S. Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods Includes Huge Loopholes That Permit Marketing with Little Government Oversight (PDF file) (1/11/01, Consumer Federation of America); see executive summary of report

FDA Announces Advisory on Methyl Mercury in Fish (1/11/01, U.S. Food and Drug Administration); also see FDA and EPA Issue Advisories on Fish (1/12/01, U.S. EPA)

FDA Should Warn Pregnant Women to Prevent Birth Defects from Mercury-Tainted Seafood (1/11/01, Center for Science in the Public Interest)

Rumsfeld: A Misguided Choice Supporting Misguided Missile Defense (1/11/01, Greenpeace USA)

EPA Announces Reforms to Speed Hazardous Waste Cleanup at Industrial Sites (1/11/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Five Hazardous Waste Sites Proposed for National Priorities List (1/11/01, U.S. EPA); also see New NPL Sites

Draft Report Reveals Increase in U.S. Global Warming Emissions (1/11/01, U.S. EPA)

Chemical Safety Alert for Liquid Storage Tank Owners (1/11/01, U.S. EPA)

Clinton Administration Proposes Legislation to Build Energy Department Worker Compensation Program (1/11/01, U.S. DOE)

Fire Service Organizations Briefed On New Grant Program (1/11/01, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Newborn Lung Treatment Poses Risk of Intestinal Perforation (1/11/01, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Reports: 2309th European Commission's Agriculture Council Meeting in Brussels, 20 and 21 November 2000, and 2317th Agriculture Council Meeting in Brussels, 4 December 2000 (Posted 1/11/01, European Union); see related article

Chance of Northeast Flooding Highest in Three Years; Threat of Ice Jams and Rapid Snow Melt Loom Over Northeast River Basins (1/10/01, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

U.S. Energy Department Releases Study of Radiation at the Paducah Site (1/10/01, U.S. Department of Energy)

just-food.com: BSE Controls in Europe - Too Little, Too Late? (1/10/01, PR Newswire)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Release of Millennium Edition of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (1/10/01, DOT)

NOAA Scientist and Colleague Find Extreme Climate Event...Without Even Trying (1/10/01, NOAA)

Chlamydia Infection May Increase a Woman’s Risk of Cervical Cancer (1/10/01, EurekAlert)

Clinton-Gore Administration Takes Action to Protect the Nation's Wetlands (1/9/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see EPA Administrator's statement regarding Supreme Court decision on wetlands

New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's Worldwide Website (1/9/01, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

EPA Announces Reforms to Speed Hazardous Waste Cleanup at Industrial Sites (1/9/01, U.S. EPA)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces First Rollover Resistance Ratings (1/9/01, U.S. Department of Transportation)

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Cellular Telephones May Interfere with Medical Devices (1/9/01, Mayo Clinic)

First Director of New National Institutes of Health Center Sworn-in Today; National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Is Established by U.S. Congress (1/9/01, NIH)

Fruits and Vegetables Yield Less Vitamin A Than Previously Thought; Upper Limit Set for Daily Intake of Vitamin A and Nine Other Nutrients (1/9/01, National Academies of Science)

How Clean Is Your Car? Find Out, Just A Click Away (1/9/01, Environmental Defense)

DOT Displays Computer Tool To Identify Freight Bottlenecks (1/9/01, U.S. DOT)

Obesity Experts Recommend Body Measurements To Predict Chronic Disease (1/9/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

RHS Solutions Introduces www.rhseducation.com, a Comprehensive, Convenient Online Safety Education Center (1/9/01, PR Newswire)

Doctors Rate Popular Diet Books (1/9/01, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

Lowering Iron Levels Does Not Cut Risk of Heart Attack for Men (1/8/01, Harvard School of Public Health)

Harvard Kids Risk Project Study Quantifies Children's Mouthing of Objects (1/8/01, Harvard School of Public Health)

New NIOSH Asphalt Report Notes Needs for Studies, Ways to Minimize Exposures (1/8/01, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Releases Reports on Past Accomplishments, Future Transportation Challenges (1/8/01, U.S. DOT); go to The Changing Face of Transportation and Transportation Decision Making -- Policy Architecture for the 21st Century

States Can Offer Expanded Health Coverage Under New U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Rule (1/8/01, HHS)

Scientists Launch International Biodiversity Year (1/8/01, National Academies of Science); also see Scientists Launch the International Biodiversity Observation Year (IBOY) to Raise Awareness of Biodiversity (12/28/00, IBOY)

Antibiotic Use in Livestock May Be Underreported (1/8/01, National Academies of Science)

EPA Issues First-Ever Report on Trends in Protecting Children's Health (1/8/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA Expands the Right to Know About Lead (1/8/01, U.S. EPA)

Report Links Race, Income with Environmental Hazards in Massachusetts (1/8/01, EurekAlert)

Estrogen Protects the Heart for Thin Women, Does Not Increase Cancer Death Rates (1/8/01, American Cancer Society)

New Survey Shows Most Americans Are Not Concerned About the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Despite a Rise in Incidence Linked to Overweight (1/8/01, PR Newswire)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Awards More than $4.8 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs (1/8/01, OSHA)

President Clinton: Raising the Minimum Wage -- An Overdue Pay Raise for America's Working Families (1/8/01, White House)

Great Lakes, British Isles Threatened by New Predator (1/8/01, UniSci)

Ecological Correctness Heightens California Power Woes (1/5/01, Hudson Institute)

Hopkins Report: Time Running Out for the Environment (1/5/01, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)

Interim Risk Management Decision Documents Available (1/5/01, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs)

New Web Page Features Tolerance Reassessment Status (1/5/01, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Reports Contaminated Water Overflow (1/5/01, LANL)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Report on Carbonless Copy Paper Reviews Data, Suggests Ways to Reduce Symptoms (1/5/01,NIOSH)

Promoting Slope Awareness: Heads Up. You’re Responsible (1/5/01, National Ski Areas Association)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Proposes New Rules for "Good Tissue Practice" (1/5/01, FDA)

Economist Warns That Recession Risk Is High for 2001, and Could Go Higher; Wednesday's Fed Rate Cut Helpful, but Nation's Economy Still at Risk (1/5/01, PR Newswire)

American Society of Safety Engineers Warns Against Shoveling Snow from Roofs (1/5/01, PR Newswire)

Cigar and Pipe Smoking Are as Dangerous as Cigarettes to Periodontal Health (1/5/01, American Academy of Periodontology)

Major Review Reveals That Osteoarthritis Is a Complex Disease with New Solutions (1/5/01, National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
)

Methyl Parathion Tolerance Revocations to Take Effect (1/5/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Fenthion Risk Mitigation Public Meeting Planned (1/5/01, U.S. EPA)

FDA/Bristol Myers Squibb Issues Caution for HIV Combination Therapy with Zerit and Videx in Pregnant Women (1/5/01, FDA)

Modest Alcohol Consumption Tempers Stroke Risk in Young Women (1/5/01, American Stroke Association)

Blood Glucose Level Can Predict Cardiovascular Risk (1/4/01, EurekAlert)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Scientists Complete Genetics Project (1/4/01, Agricultural Research Service)

Trans-National Institutes of Health Collaboration with NIOSH Initiates Studies of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (1/4/01, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves Two Nontoxic Shots for Waterfowl Hunting (1/4/01, USFWS)

U.S. Geological Survey Model Forecasts Effects of Selenium (1/4/01, USGS)

Study Details Impact of Pollution on Public Health from Nine Older Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Illinois - Calculates Potential Risk Reduction and Health Benefits of Emission Controls (1/3/01, Harvard School of Public Health)

Reducing Sodium Leads to Substantial Drop in Blood Pressure, Finds National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study (1/3/01, NHLBI); also see Dietary Quality, Not Dietary Salt, Most Responsible for Healthy Blood Pressure  (1/2/01, Salt Institute)

Drug May Provide Foundation for Future Asbestos-related Lung Cancer Treatment (1/3/01, American Cancer Society)

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Survey Finds That Most Americans Support Enforcement of Seat Belt Laws (1/3/01, U.S. Department of Transportation); also see U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces New Head Restraint Proposal

Combination of Two Widely Used Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Disease (1/3/01, EurekAlert)

One Million at Risk for Losing Their Vision: Are You One of Them? (1/3/01, PR Newswire)

Selegiline Drug Does Not Increase Parkinson's Death Rate (Posted 1/3/01, American Academy of Neurology)

Strategic Precautions Against Fatal Falls on the Job Are Recommended by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1/2/01, NIOSH

Repeal of Saccharin Warning Label Criticized (1/2/01, Center for Science in the Public Interest)

Genomics: Perceptions of the Public and the Press (1/2/01, GeneLetter)

Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Prevention Has No Heart-Related Effects (1/2/01, PR Newswire)

Dietary Quality, Not Dietary Salt, Most Responsible for Healthy Blood Pressure (1/2/01, Salt Institute)

UK's Adventure Activities Committee To Hold Open Meeting in February 2001 (1/2/01, UK Health and Safety Executive)

European Nations Start Mad Cow Testing Programs (1/2/01, Nando Times)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to Test "Cigarette That May Pose Less Risk" at Retail in Dallas/Fort Worth (1/2/01, PR Newswire)

New American Heart Association Guidelines Indicate People with Diabetes Can Prevent Stroke with Ramipril (1/1/01, PR Newswire)

Some Americans, Fed Up with Conflicting Diet and Nutrition Messages, Respond with Less Healthful Eating Habits (1/1/01, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)


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