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Prostate Cancer Screening: Draft Recommendations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://swemgovdocs.blogs.wm.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php

Presents text of latest draft recommendation for public comment and supporting information regarding PSA screening for men aged 55 to 69 and for those over 70.  Represents reversal of previous recommendation which found benefits of screening outweighing harms for those 55-69.  From the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 

2015 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2015 Industry Reports

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2015_TRI_Report.pdf

Annual report on releases of toxic chemicals by industry in Virginia.  In 2015 Virginia facilities reported the release, transfer, or on-site management of 858.6 million pounds  of TRI-related  chemicals, a 6% decrease from 2014.  Appendices F, G, and I cover detailed information by facility, county, and city.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201703_cfpb_Supervisory-Highlights-Consumer-Reporting-Special-Edition.pdf

Discusses the problems uncovered in the U.S. credit reporting industry and how the agency has corrected these problems through its oversight.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Report Sections for the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/report-sections-2015-tri-national-analysis

Offers links to various parts of the TRI 2015 report including text of complete report, executive summary, releases of chemicals, industry sectors and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Complete Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_complete_english.pdf

Features text of complete report for 2015 of the annual release of certain toxic chemicals to air, land, and water by U.S. industrial facilities.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fsawg/datacenter/library/feedback-system-prelim-report.pdf

Reports on information received from student aid customers since the passage of the Student Aid Bill of Rights.  The Federal Student Aid Feedback System was designed to be a single source for filing complaints and providing information about the student aid experience from application to final repayment. Summarizes some 4,800 responses, with more than 75% being complaints.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

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