Comments on: Knowing Your Rights http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Min En http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5279 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:44:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5279 This blog is awesome. The extent to which Americans are protected by their government authorities never cease to amzae me.

I like to take this opportunity to ask your opinion about a “toxin” that is invisible, proven to be harmful and yet allowed to perpetuate itself in homesand offices. Would it eventually come under your Toxic Release Inventory?

It is commonly believed that indoor air quality can be much worse
than ambient air outside the home. So certain groups of people attempt to deal with this.

Oddly though, these people are bringing ozone, recognized as an
environmental pollutant, right into their homes and offices. They do this by using the wrong air purifiers which, ironically, they buy to improve their indoor air quality.

As you know, California is the first state to implement mandatory
ozone limits to 50 ppb in air purifiers. Have a look at the warning list of unsafe air purifiers at http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/o3g-list.htm.

People will not know until they are advised constantly or they
will yield to unrelenting slick commercials. They may buy an air
purifier to make the indoor air quality better without realizing they may be doing more harm than good.

Perhaps highlighting this danger in your Toxic Release Inventory may help raise awareness.

For the record I am not affiliated to any brands of air purifiers. Just an enthusiatic user looking for the ideal one to manage the air quality at home.

Cheers,
Min En

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5278 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:28:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5278 Is this Nate from TXI

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By: Steff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5277 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:19:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5277 I don’t believe they are so much as powerless, but your other comment on looking the other way is right on the money. NO PUN INTENDED. I was able to have the opportunity to join either OSHA or MSHA on a walk around inspection at a cement plant that I was employed for 2 years. Shocked to say the least. Equipment that should of not been operating, we were told to get off, go park by garage and tag it. After the inspectors leave, we take the vehicle or equipment, remove the tag and start business back up. So SO much more.

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By: Steff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5276 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:09:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5276 Hi, I am an ex-employee of TXI Riverside Cement who has been ran through the media this past 2008 for exposing HIGH levels of Hex Chromium 6 , lead, etc…. This was known well before 2008 and this corporation has many repeat violations. I am very concerned about a material we worked with, screened for one year with improper respirators. I specifically asked my supervisor for the MSDS on the material and he replied, ” Oh no, that is top secret.” I guess know I/We know why now. “IT KILLS” I myself had been retaliated and harassed by this company for speaking out. “They had a Open Door Policy.” I had experienced at least 4 major accidents, one being possibly fatal. But instead I am going on a 3 years of Therapy. And 3 years of ridiculous litigation. Are the “Shareholders of these greedy corporations known as the PRIVATE SECTOR holding the key to our caskets, in which they ultimately make the decision if you die fast or slow.

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By: Ronald J. Gramm http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5275 Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:27:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5275 As a dyed in the wool Anti-Nuclear advocate, it has always amazed me how the Nuclear Power Plants are permitted to release, on a continuous basis, radio-Active solids, liquids and gases and there is NOBODY responsible to tell them to cut that stuff out or to fine them or institute legal action.
The EPA is POWERLESS on the matter and it is about time , after 50 years looking the other way, to get some power from congress and do something about it. Ronald

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By: Nate http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/knowing-your-rights/#comment-5274 Wed, 21 May 2008 13:39:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=51#comment-5274 Right on brother… keep up the good work!

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