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Florida Chapter Workshop
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2015 NAHMMA Florida Chapter Workshop

Training and education for Household Hazardous Waste and Small Quantity Generator programs

May 11-14
Lido Beach Resort
Sarasota, Florida
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Help NAHMMA grow!
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NAHMMA is an opportunity for everyone in the hazardous waste management field and those that are considering or planning to enter into the profession. A strong and growing membership benefits us all, and with your help, we can continue this growth by participating in the Member-Get-A-Member campaign.

You chose NAHMMA to learn about hazardous material management and to enhance your professional knowledge and career – now help your friends and colleagues do the same. Not only can you help a friend's career, you might win anywhere from $100 to $500 in cash and prizes.

Help grow NAHMMA's membership now through Aug. 31, and earn a chance to win a cash prize or gift certificate. The more people you recruit, the more you increase your chances to win. Recruiting new NAHMMA members increases your own networking circle and strengthens the overall success of our profession.

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NW Chapter Conference
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  • Registration for the NW Chapter Conference is now live, here, along with details about speakers, tours and trainings

  • Accommodations - link here, (the room block at the Doubletree expires on May 2)

  • Scholarships - the Chapter will again be offering scholarships to cover registration costs, application form here

  • If you may be interested in a vendor display or otherwise sponsoring the conference, see info here

  • Presentations from past years' NAHMMA Northwest Chapter conferences are available for perusal here

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2015 annual conference call for presenters
NAHMMA
TOPIC IDEAS INCLUDE: HHW, Facility Design And Operations, Outreach/Community Engagement, Universal Waste, Paint, Toxicology/Environmental, Health Spill Response/Emergency Management/Facility Safety, Hazardous Waste - Small Business, Debris Management/Disaster Clean-up, Public Awareness/Education/Advertising, EPR/Product Stewardship, Pharmaceuticals, Zero Waste, Chemical Policy, Diversion and more!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Scientists warn of chemicals in pizza boxes, carpet care
USA Today
A group of environmental scientists issued a warning about commonly used chemicals known as PFASs. The chemicals, which go by the longer names of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl, are found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet treatments, reports the New York Times.
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Researchers examine effects of flame retardants
University of Cincinnati via Medical Xpress
There's nothing like napping on the couch during a lazy weekend or lounging cozily while watching your favorite sporting event on television. But Susan Kasper, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a member of the UC Cancer Institute, says those comfy couch or chair cushions — or more so what's on them — may potentially lead to cancer down the road.
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Health experts angry FDA still doesn't regulate e-cigarettes
Time
A year has passed since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new regulations for e-cigarettes, cigars and waterpipe tobacco, to prevent them from being sold to minors and to require manufacturers to add health warnings to labels — but the new rules still haven't gone into effect.
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Small amounts of fracking chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water
USA Today
Drinking water in three homes in northeastern Pennsylvania was found to have tiny amounts of substances used in the "fracking" process, according to a study. The study was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
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A flame retardant that came with its own threat to health
The New York Times
If you closely examine your living room couch, your favorite easy chair or your child's car seat, the odds are strong that you will find upholstery that is filled with polyurethane foam treated with a chemical flame retardant. Some may find that comforting: Isn't it desirable to hold an accidental fire at bay, one caused by, say, a burning cigarette or faulty electrical wiring?
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The 10 scariest chemicals used in hydraulic fracking
Business Insider
Vast deposits of natural gas have driven a drilling boom across 32 states. Although the boom is helping the U.S. generate more energy on its own soil, a study published points out a potential health problem linked with the practice, known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."
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Vinyl floors often contain chemicals banned in kids products
KGW-TV
You walk, sit and play on them every day, but your floors could be making you sick. At least that's what some environmental groups are now suggesting after a new study found toxic chemicals in some vinyl flooring. A recent "60 Minutes" report got a lot of attention after accusing Lumber Liquidators of selling contaminated laminate flooring from China.
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Research lags on the health risks of women's exposure to chemicals
The Guardian
The most common image associated with workplace chemical exposure usually involves a man, perhaps clad in a lab coat or a coverall, carefully interacting with lethal compounds. For decades, however, women have been moving into a host of jobs that bring them into regular contact with toxic chemicals, from hair styling to housekeeping to firefighting.
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