Chemicals thrown in trash caused garbage truck explosion in Bloomfield Township neighborhood, fire chief says
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A GFL Environmental truck exploded while it was picking up trash at a home in Bloomfield Township. “The biggest thing with chemicals is when you mix them, you never know what’s going to happen,” said Bloomfield Township Fire Chief John LeRoy. Once the mix was put into the garbage truck, it exploded and trash flew everywhere. READ: I-75 to reopen lanes in December in Oakland CountyThe Bloomfield Township Fire Department quarantined the truck in the Seaholm High School parking lot until they could figure out what was the chemical mix. GFL said since COVID, the company has been picking up a lot more trash.
Sunscreen safety changes on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic -- heres why
It isnt clear how harmful some of these chemicals are if absorbed, but studies have found both oxybenzone and octinoxate in breast milk. Both Florida and Hawaii have placed restrictions on the use of the chemicals as both appear to damage coral reefs. The Environmental Working Group release an annual guide to sunscreens with safety ratings -- view it here. The CARES Act does require the FDA to provide new sunscreen regulations within 18 months. The FDA is expected to reintroduce the changes that we expected to see this year.
PVS Chemicals produces hand sanitizer for its truck drivers, donates supplies to first responders
DETROIT – PVS Chemicals began producing hand sanitizer earlier this month for its front line truck drivers and has donated supplies to first responders amid the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced Thursday. PVS will begin to distribute sanitizer and supplies in Buffalo, New York and Detroit. “We all know how crucial our front-line workers are, including first responders, and we are committed to helping others especially during these uncertain times,” said PVS Chemicals President and CEO David A. Nicholson in a statement. Since the beginning of production, PVS has donated over 1,000 bottle of sanitizer to first responders and healthcare workers in Detroit. Specifically, there is a shortage of raw materials, such as Isopropyl-alcohol and individual containers, for PVS to make and bottle the much-needed hand sanitizer for even more front-line workers," Nicholson said.