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There is a National Toxicology Program
National Toxicology Program. Federal activity overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services with resources from National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Center for Disease Control. Its goals are to develop tests useful for public health regulations of toxic chemicals, to develop toxicological profiles of materials, to foster testing of materials, and to communicate the results for use by others.(NTP Information Office, MD B2-04, Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709).

 


Chicago Lawyers specializing in Environmental Law focus on litigation concerning environmental issues such as air pollution, water contamination, chemical and nuclear waste, oil spills, and other related matters.

 
Air Quality Standards, 1998    
 
 
Percentage of persons living in counties not meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards
Percentage  
49  

Source: Aerometric Information Retrieval System, U.S. Environmental protection Agency.
 

The US government passed the National Environment Protection Act (NEPA) in 1970 to help protect the environment from public and private actions such as corporate pollution or excessive logging. The Environmental Quality Improvement Act as well as the Environmental Education Act and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are other measures taken by the federal government to ensure protection of the environment, and the quality of water and air.

 
Chicago Verdicts and Settlements    
 
 
Illinois woman receives $11.5 million for injury sustained in car crash (6/12/2002)
Salonica Prado, age 17, sustained permanent brain damage when the car in which she was a passenger, that was being chased by Evanston, Illinois police officers in an unmarked car, crashed into a commercial building.
 

Common case types Chicago Environmental Lawyers face on a daily basis include:

  • Water Contamination
  • Factory & Air Pollution
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Toxic Waste
  • CERCLA or Superfund
  • Oil Pollution Spills
  • Toxic Mold
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Asbestos Hazards
  • Toxic Mold in Schools
  • Benzene Exposure

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Chicago Audio & Video    
 
  State of the Earth's Ecosystems
Audio, RM, 44 kbps, 5:58, 4/22/2005

More than 1,300 hundred scientists have contributed to a new United Nations' report on the state of the world's ecosystems. We look at this "report card" for Earth. And we'll hear about a second U.N. report that recommends immediate steps we should take to protect our environment and encourage sustainable economic development.
Source: National Public Radio
 
 
Chicago External Sites    
 
 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY CENTER’S COMMENTS ON T
Environmental Law & Policy Center appreciates the opportunity to submit ... Illinois law is replete with. statutory authority specifically promot
Comments of the Environmental Law and Policy Center in
According to the Environmental Law and Policy Center’s Repowering the Midwest ... facilities on Illinois rivers. In addition, the environmental impac

 


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Latest news about Environmental cases in Chicago and nationwide:

Pollution, Greenhouse Gases And Climate Clash In South Asia
A new analysis by atmospheric scientists shows how air pollution, global climate change-producing gases and natural fluctuations in climate impact ...
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Tesla Motors Secures $40 Million Investment
"We are pleased to have VantagePoint Venture Partners as one of our lead investors on this round because of their commitment to hands-on investing,...
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The Lead Effect
Julie Wakefield

Although most experts in the field of neurotoxicology would agree that exposure to lead at certain levels is detrimental to...

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Today's Terms

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)

Definition:
The highest (maximum) level of a contaminant allowed to go uncorrected by a public water system under federal or state regulations. Depending on the contaminant, allowable levels might be calculated as an average over time, or might be based on individual test results.

Health registry

Definition:
A record of people exposed to a specific substance (such as a heavy metal), or having a specific health condition (such as cancer or a communicable disease). New York State maintains several health registries.

Marsh

Definition:
A type of wetland that does not accumulate appreciable peat deposits and is dominated by herbaceous vegetation.Marshes may be either fresh or saltwater and tidal or non-tidal.(See: wetlands).

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  • Oil Pollution Spills

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Chicago Environment Attorney

 
If you live in the following cities and need an Environment attorney you should contact our Environment Attorney as soon as possible:

  • Arlington Heights
  • Aurora
  • Bartlett
  • Berwyn
  • Bolingbrook
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Carol Stream
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Cicero
  • Des Plaines
  • Elgin
  • Glenview
  • Granite City
  • Harvey
  • Joliet
  • Lockport
  • Lombard
  • Mchenry
  • Moline
  • Mount Prospect
  • Normal
  • Oak Lawn
  • Palatine
  • Plainfield
  • Tinley Park
  • Waukegan
  • Wheaton
 


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